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

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.

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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Community Foundation Monterey County

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Institute for Innovation & Economic Development

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.
 

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Lookout Santa Cruz

Lookout is an emerging network of, digital-only, mobile-first, editorially robust, intensely local media outlets offering community-centric news and resources.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pajaro Valley Unified School District

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.

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Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Santa Cruz Public Libraries

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.

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Your Future Is Our Business

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.