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
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 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.
The Community Foundation for Monterey County is a design studio for philanthropy, working with hundreds of individuals, families and businesses to fulfill their philanthropic vision. We make grants to create healthy, safe, vibrant communities in Monterey County and beyond.
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.
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.
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.
The Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED) is an institute of CSUMB’s College of Business. The iiED offers programs that work toward developing entrepreneurs and supporting innovative ideas that lead to new business opportunities and job growth for students and community members.
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 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.
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.
The mission of the Pajaro Valley Unified School District is to educate and to support learners in reaching their highest potential. We prepare students to pursue successful futures and to make positive contributions to the community and the global society.
Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce is an association of businesses organized to build a strong local economy by promoting sound government and an informed membership and community.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL) system delivers information, education, enrichment and inspiration through a network of 10 neighborhood library branches, a web-based digital library, a Bookmobile and community-based programs. SCPL serves children, teens and adults with innovative programming, professional services and community facilities that spark imagination and support discovery.
Your Future Is Our Business (YFIOB) brings schools and businesses together to support students in becoming Santa Cruz County’s next generation of workers. It’s all about providing young people a clear direction in their lives.