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!
TechSF is an initiative of the San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, designed to provide education, training and employment assistance to locals who are interested in landing a job within San Francisco’s tech sector.
Kode With Klossy creates learning experiences and opportunities for young women that increase their confidence and inspire them to pursue their passions in a technology driven world. Kode with Klossy provides a free two-week summer program for young women 13 – 18 years old to learn how to build real-life apps. Summer camps locations include San Francisco.
Looker offers certification exams for LookML Developer (LookML code development, maintenance, troubleshooting, caching policies, and data modeling best practices) and Looker Business Analyst (Looker report development, data visualization, and dashboard best practices). Exams can be taken in-person at a testing center with a proctor, or online with a proctor via a computer camera to ensure the integrity of the exam. By becoming Looker Certified, you’ll stand out as an expert within the data community, showcase your Looker knowledge, and expand your resume with proven skills.
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.
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.
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 CSin3 program is a collaborative degree program between CSU Monterey Bay and Hartnell College. Students in this program take classes at both schools and earn a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from CSU Monterey Bay in 3 years.
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.
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).
Cabrillo College offers degrees in Computer Networking System Administration (CNSA) and Computer Support Specialist (CSS), and various certificates including a Cybersecurity Fundamentals certificate.
Cabrillo is partnering with the Department of Labor and regional employers with Information Technology needs to provide registered apprenticeships for students pursuing careers in IT, Cyber Security, and Web Development.
Apprentice Brigade provides comprehensive work-based training opportunities and IT Tech apprenticeships. As a Santa Cruz County employer for over a decade, their collection of tech companies provide employment in the areas of both Computer Science and Computer Information Systems.
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.