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.
This pathway teaches the skills and knowledge students need to pursue a full range of career opportunities in health science and medical technology, from entry level to management as well as technical and professional career specialties.
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).
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 Watsonville, Salinas, and Soledad, you can find 13 training programs in the Monterey Bay region.
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.
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).
Institute for Business & Technology (IBT) programs prepare students for in-demand, technical careers in Medical Assisting, Lab Assistant, EKG Technician, Phlebotomist, Medical Biller/Coder/Office Specialist, Ultrasound TechMassage Therapy, HVAC Technicians, and Electricians.
Located in Silicon Valley, JobTrain offers career training for 6 different pathways at no cost to students: Carpentry, Construction, Culinary Arts, IT Support Services, Medical Assistant, & Nursing Assistant.
Located at the Monterey Peninsula College Public Safety Training Center in Seaside, CA, the Monterey Peninsula College Firefighter 1 Academy provides students with the State Fire Marshal’s Office / State Fire Training educational requirements for certification as a Firefighter 1.
The Salinas Valley Health Professions Pathway Partnership (SVHPPP) is a kindergarten to employer pathway which seeks to train and grow the number of qualified healthcare workers in the Salinas Valley.
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.
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.