100+ Jobs to Feed People and Sustain the Planet is a resource for discovering real-world jobs that feed people and sustain the planet, the pathways to get those jobs, and current job postings in your area.
The demand for healthcare professionals to identify and support the nation’s growing behavioral/mental health challenges is more critical than ever, and healthcare professionals of all kinds are facing new and unique challenges in primary care and community settings. Futuro Health provides a training program for behavioral health micro-credentials.
Community Health Workers (CHW) with a behavioral health emphasis is one of the fastest-growing jobs in America because CHWs play such an important role in the health of people and communities. Futuro Health provides training to become a Community Health Worker.
Cabrillo College Extension provides classes to help with your professional development and career pathways, including Medical Front Office Procedures, Notary Public, Loan Signing Agent, and more.
Students in this program will develop automotive knowledge and provides basic level training in servicing and maintenance of gas and diesel engine vehicles.
A program serving Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey County designed for the construction industry helps prepare applicants to enter and succeed in a registered apprenticeship. Pre-apprenticeship or apprenticeship preparation programs, utilizing the Building Trades Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3), are workforce training programs that prepare participants to apply for, enter, and successfully complete a Building Trades apprenticeship program.
Calbright College is designed to focus on careers, not credentials. Adult learners work toward career readiness and can start their program at any time, and work around their own schedule, at their own pace. The curriculum includes Medical Coding, IT, Cybersecurity, “Transition to Technology: Customer Relationship Management Platform Administration” (pilot program).
At Year Up, you gain the technical and professional skills hiring companies need. Year Up prepares students for one of five technical career tracks, specializing your training to the needs of companies in your area: Information Technology (IT), Financial Operations, Sales and Customer Support, Business Operations, Software Development & Support, and Professional Skills.
Extended Education offers a variety of online and text-based courses through their Educational Partner, The Center for Legal Studies (CLS). The Center for Legal Studies is a legal education company focused on providing students the most affordable and effective legal education possible. They deliver curriculum to students in online, DVD, and text-only formats to provide students with the flexibility necessary to achieve their academic goals while continuing with their everyday lives. The Paralegal Certificate Course© and Advanced Paralegal Course are available in a variety of formats to suit your schedule.
Watsonville, Aptos, Santa Cruz Adult Education (WASCAE) pre-apprenticeship course in Building Trades Program is a basic introduction to the essential fundamentals of the crafts in the construction industry.
The Rancho Cielo Ag Processing and Mechanics program is a unique experience, giving students hands-on training, as well as academic instruction in the classroom, leading to the completion of a high school diploma in partnership with WASC-accredited, John Muir Charter School. Students who participate in the Ag Processing and Mechanics program will learn the mechanics, food safety, electrical of the salad factory line, commonly referred to as “Value Added.” Students will have the opportunity to maintain and repair machinery and equipment that is essential to the agriculture industry.
The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) provides an opportunity for college students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. The goals of NREIP are to encourage participating college students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN. The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey is one of the participating DoN laboratories.
The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) provides an opportunity for high school students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. The goals of SEAP are to encourage participating high school students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further their education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN. The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey is one of the participating DoN laboratories.
Watsonville, Aptos, Santa Cruz Adult Education (WASCAE) has multiple trainings in health care careers including Certified Nurse Assistant Program, Healthcare-Personal Care Assistant, Home Health Aide, Medical Terminology, and Continuing Education Units for Certified Nurse Assistant, and more.
Seeking hands-on experience, exposure & connections in the health field? Health Career Connection (HCC) has opportunities for undergraduates and recent college graduates. Learn how HCC inspires and empowers the next generation of diverse health professionals and leaders.
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 American Red Cross Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Rotational Program is a three-year development program designed to offer recent MBA, MPA, MA, and MPP graduates a paid, full-time employment opportunity that leads to mission-critical positions within the organization.
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.
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.
Cabrillo College’s newly launched Community Health Worker (CHW) Program trains and certifies students to work in the fields of public health, health care, and social services. You can earn a Certificate of Achievement in as few as two semesters! Job opportunities are expanding for these front line health professionals, with the majority of growth being in public health departments and community-based organizations.
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.
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
The Tri-County Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) is a jointly administered program by the Monterey Bay California Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 234.
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.
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.
Watsonville, Aptos, Santa Cruz Adult Education (WASCAE) provides Career Technical Education Programs with high employment potential for adult learners.
UC Santa Cruz MA/Credential Program prepares future teachers in Multiple Subjects teaching credential program, Single Subject teaching credential program in the following areas: Social Sciences, Mathematics, English, & Science. The program also offers Bilingual Authorization (in Spanish).
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.
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 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 for students to find health career programs and an inventory of regional programs.
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.
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 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 website provides an interactive map, information about the industry, training, resources and more.
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.
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.
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.
Every office needs a computer applications expert, and it can be you! Earn a Business Information Worker certificate in only two semesters, and start your career.
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.
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.
There are over 200,000 manufacturing jobs in the Bay Area, encompassing a wide range of careers — including industrial maintenance, machining, welding, HVAC, electronics, and many others. With good pay, benefits, and opportunities for advancement, it’s an excellent career for those with the right training and motivation.
The Bricklayers and Allied Crafts Local No. 3 offers multiple apprentice training programs. After completion of 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.
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.
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.