California’s Community Colleges Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism (RHT) sector offers a nearly endless array of career paths. With California’s position as a global leader in tourism, attracting visitors from around the world, there has never been a more exciting time to enter this field.
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!
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
Rancho Cielo Drummond Culinary Academy is dedicated to providing at-risk youth with an opportunity to gain classroom training, work experience, and transferrable skills that help them become employable in the culinary and hospitality industry. The ten-month program results in a culinary certificate and a high school diploma.
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.
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.
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.
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).
California Conservation Corps Corpsmembers receive training and experience that sets them apart. Training is both formal (instructional) and informal (on-the-job). Corpsmembers routinely work closely with – and receive on-the-job training – from supervisors at agencies like CAL FIRE, U.S. Forest Service, Caltrans, State Parks, and the National Park Service. Additionally, supervisors at private companies oversee Corpsmembers working on electrical, construction, and specialized CCC projects.
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.