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Alder Teacher Residency Program

Are you interested in being a teacher? Do you have a bachelor’s degree? If so, join the Alder Teacher Residency program at Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD) with schools in Monterey, Seaside, and Marina. Receive priority hiring in MPUSD schools through the residency program where you will earn your teaching credential and Masters in Education in one year while apprenticing in an MPUSD classroom.

Americorps NCCC

AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is a full-time, residential, team-based program for young adults, age 18-24 (with no upper age limit to serve as a team leader). Members develop leadership skills and strengthen communities by completing service projects and gaining life experience.  Search state-wide opportunities here.

BAC Local 3 Apprenticeship

The Bricklayers and Allied Crafts Local No. 3 offers multiple Apprentice Training Program.  After completion one of the apprenticeship programs, students will receive a certificate from the United States Department of Labor, the State of California Division of Apprenticeship Standards and also from the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers.

CA Community Colleges Guided Pathways

Multi-year state program designed to provide all CA Community Colleges with the opportunity to implement Guided Pathways for the purpose of significantly improving student outcomes.

Cal Apprenticeships

A union apprenticeship is an excellent career choice if you like to work with your hands; have dexterity, mechanical ability, problem-solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a team; want to earn a living wage and good benefits; and want the opportunity to advance in your career.

Career Technical Education Partnership of Santa Cruz County

The Santa Cruz County Career Technical Education Partnership (CTEP) provides students with the opportunity to acquire career training and technical skills that prepare them for success in a changing workplace and continuing education. CTEP, a Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredited program of the Santa Cruz County Office of Education offered in cooperation with county high school districts and the local business community provides job training for youth 16 and older and some adults (currently restricted to a few programs).

Careers in Climate Control Technology

Careers in Climate Control Technology are also known under the abbreviation HVAC/R, which stands for heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration. Occupations involve designing, selling, installing, servicing, and repairing HVAC/R systems in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.  This interactive map demonstrates the breadth of the HVAC/R industry and training information for the Bay Area.

Carpenters Training Committee for Northern California

The Carpenters Training Committee for Northern California (CTCNC) is the educational organization that provides Apprentice, Journey-level, and related training services for Union Carpenters and Union Contractors across the 46 Northern California Counties.

Center for Employment Training

Get trained for a career you’ll love. Center for Employment Training (CET) teaches you the skills needed to land a job in your chosen field. They provide the training and support to help students of all backgrounds succeed in work and life.  With locations in WatsonvilleSalinas, and Soledad, you can find 13 training programs in the Monterey Bay region.

Defib Academy Emergency Medical Technician

Defib This! in Santa Cruz offers Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course to provide students with an academic and working knowledge to successfully pass the NREMT exam, and become state certified to provide basic life support patient care. The course provides the basic concepts of emergency care needed to function as an EMT. This class will be helpful for other healthcare fields and is a prerequisite for the Paramedic course.

Early Childhood Education Careers

There is a wide range of careers in this field that can allow you to work in a variety of different settings. Click the button to view a guide of Early Childhood Education Careers, which provides information about different career paths and the occupations within them – including the skills, education, and training you’ll need, as well as the salary you might earn. 

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) curriculum prepares students to enter the global industries of Fashion, Visual Arts, Interior Design, and Entertainment. They offer Associate of Arts, Professional Designation, Advanced Study, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs designed to enhance a variety of educational backgrounds. Learn more about their San Francisco campus.

Goodwill Central Coast Culinary Arts Program

Are you looking to gain valuable work skills in the food industry? The Culinary Arts Program teaches students a variety of culinary techniques, preparing you for jobs in all phases of food production. Curriculum includes ServSafe certification from the National Restaurant Association — a mandatory certificate for all food service establishments.

Health Workforce Initiative

The purpose of the Health Workforce Initiative (HWI) is to identify health care workforce needs and cultivate solutions. The role of the HWI is to facilitate a community college response to workforce needs. The site includes an interactive map to find health career programs and an inventory of regional programs (click here for Monterey Bay area).

Monterey Peninsula College Sustainable Hospitality 2+2 with CSUMB

The Sustainable Hospitality Management program prepares students for transfer to another institution for advanced study. This program is designed to provide students with a foundation of knowledge to help them become successful leaders within the hospitality industry. The program is also a direct link to the Sustainable Hospitality Management bachelor’s degree that is offered at CSUMB.

Northern California Tile Industry Training Center

The Northern California Tile Industry Training Center offers professional education and quality training in ceramic, glass, porcelain and stone tile installations for the tile craft workers.  Journeymen apprenticeship programs in Tile Layers and Tile Finishers are offered.

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Career Pathway Program

Career Pathways Program (CPP) was developed to provide students with practical experience related to their classroom learning. Scholarships are offered. This is an outstanding opportunity for high school and college students to experience what it is like to work inside a hospital, featuring three pathways: business services, retail management, clinical services.

Teach California

Teach California is designed to recruit individuals to the profession of teaching, explain the teacher preparation process, assist prospective teachers in creating their plan to become credentialed teachers, provide relevant content, partner with related public and non-profit entities, and offer links to important resources.

Tesla START Student Automotive Technician Program

Tesla START is an intensive training program designed to provide students across North America with the skills necessary for a successful career with Tesla—at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution. During the program, students will develop technical expertise and earn certifications through a blended approach of in-class theory, hands-on labs and self-paced learning.

UA of Journey and Apprentices Plumbing & Pipe Fitting

The United Association (UA) of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States, provides premier training programs, including five-year apprenticeship programs, extensive journeyman training, a comprehensive, five-year instructor training program, and numerous certification programs.  UA apprentices learn through both classroom and on-the-job training in what is considered by many to be the best construction industry apprentice program in the world.​

Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) Program

The Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) is an eight-month remote internship program for U.S. citizen students, college-level and above, who would like to make a real difference in the work of the U.S. government. Since 2009, thousands of eInterns have expanded the efforts of the U.S. government, working remotely from their school, dorm room, apartment, local library or coffee shop – wherever they happen to be! Virtual interns work only on unclassified projects

Workforce for the Future

A website is designed to help you understand the 12-county Bay Area region’s labor market needs for a targeted group of middle-skills occupations.

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