About Us

Our Vision

We visualize our future with a well-educated community where every young adult attains a college degree or credential, gains work-based learning experience, and successfully enters a career path. Monterey Bay Career Connect is providing “local answers for local students” to inspire students to explore local career and education options.  In addition, we provide work-based learning experiences for college students through our Student Ambassador program, click here to learn more!


Monterey Bay Career Connect Sponsors

Organizations working together to promote career pathways for the Monterey Bay Region


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The Monterey Bay Economic Partnership

The Monterey Bay Economic Partnership was established to create a thriving region with quality jobs, excellent education, and health care.

 

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Bright Futures Educational Partnership

Bright Futures Educational Partnership is a community partnership of diverse members fostering progress in education outcomes for local students, from cradle to career, and improving the pipeline of quality talent within Monterey County.

 

Cabrillo College

Cabrillo College empowers students to be effective communicators, critical thinkers, and responsible world citizens.  With a commitment to quality and equity, they connect all learners to pathways that propel them from where they are to where they aspire to be, including: academic, personal, and career growth.

 

Community Foundation Monterey County

The Community Foundation for Monterey County inspires philanthropy and strengthens communities.

 

Community Foundation San Benito County

Community Foundation San Benito County is dedicated to building a stronger community and enhancing the quality of life in San Benito County through the support of philanthropic activities.

 

Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

Community Foundation Santa Cruz County's vision is to make the county thrive for all who call it home, now and in the future.

 

CSU Monterey Bay

Cal State Monterey Bay provides over 7,500 students an extraordinary opportunity to learn on a residential campus just one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. Their diverse student body receives personal attention in small classes while pursuing degrees in 25 undergraduate and 7 graduate majors.

 

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Emsi

Emsi provides the most complete, current, and accurate employment data in the United States, which is why publications like The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, and The New York Times regularly cite Emsi data.

 

Gavilan College

As a relatively small community college, Gavilan offers a more community-oriented and personalized experience with high educational quality and access to technology. Gavilan College actively engages, empowers and enriches students of all backgrounds and abilities to build their full academic, social, and economic potential.

 

Hartnell College

Focusing on the education and workforce development needs of communities in the Salinas Valley, Hartnell College strengthens communities by providing opportunities for students to reach career and/or academic goals (associate degrees, certificates of achievement, transfer to four-year institutions) in an environment committed to student learning, achievement and success.

 

Monterey County Office of Education

The Monterey County Office of Education provides the leadership, support and service excellence needed to prepare the diverse students of Monterey County for success in each step of their educational journey.

 

Monterey County Workforce Development Board

The Monterey County Workforce Development Board integrates private and public partners to train and place individuals with the skills that employers need.

 

Monterey Peninsula College

Monterey Peninsula College is a fully accredited California public community college.  With an open admissions policy, the college is known for the excellence of its academic programs and student support services.  The college has been recognized as a top military-friendly school.

 

Morgan Family Foundation

The Morgan Family Foundation is a private, family foundation that was established in 1993, which focuses its giving on youth, education, the environment, and stewardship.

 

Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture

The Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture is dedicated to creating a strong local economy, promoting the community, providing networking opportunities and representing businesses to government.

 

Santa Cruz County Business Council

The Santa Cruz County Business Council is a privately funded 501(c)6 non-profit organization, created to advocate effectively for the economic and community vitality of Santa Cruz County.

 

Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce

Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce is committed to promoting the economic vitality and prosperity of Santa Cruz county. The Chamber continues to be the driving force in the county’s economic environment, ensuring that opportunities can be realized, risks can be mitigated, and businesses can thrive.

 

Santa Cruz County Office of Education

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education provides the leadership, support, and service excellence needed to prepare the diverse students of Santa Cruz County for success in each step of their educational journey.

 

Santa Cruz County Workforce Development Board

Workforce Santa Cruz County is a fully integrated workforce development system that maximizes human and business capital by promoting a well-trained workforce for Santa Cruz County employers, insuring individual economic security and community vitality.

 

University of California, Santa Cruz

UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.