Walmart employees can earn a college degree, skilled trade diploma, professional certificate, or your high school diploma using your Walmart benefit. Gain valuable, in-demand skills in as few as 10 months in the following industries: Industrial and Facilities Maintenance, Electrical, Plumbing, Construction, HVAC/R, and more!
What To Be is radio show and podcast hosted by Your Future Is Our Business, a Santa Cruz non-profit that helps students explore careers. Listen to interviews that highlight the careers of inspirational people in Santa Cruz County and learn what their jobs are really like!
Students with DigitalNEST can start their career at BizzNEST; a team young creatives and professionals providing budget-friendly web design, video, graphic design and photography services for local businesses. Students have access to the latest software and camera equipment to deliver quality marketing services at below market rates.
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.
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
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.
Watsonville, Aptos, Santa Cruz Adult Education (WASCAE) provides Career Technical Education Programs with high employment potential for adult learners.
Find information about pathways in Information Communication Technologies & Digital Media, including Business Applications Software, IT-Networking Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Digital Media, and Entertainment. Learn more about each industry and its labor market.
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).
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.