A comprehensive work-based training opportunity in our community, solving a number of socioeconomic problems in the process.
The Bricklayers and Allied Crafts Local No. 3 offers multiple Apprentice Training Program. After completion 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.
Four steps to get started; find courses, professional networking, get certified, get hired!
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.
California Conservation Corps Corps members receive training and experience that sets them apart. Training is both formal (instructional) and informal (on-the-job).
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.
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.
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.
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 interactive map demonstrates the breadth of the HVAC/R industry and training information for the Bay Area.
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.
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.
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.
Are you looking to gain valuable work skills in the food industry? The Culinary Arts Program teaches students a variety of culinary techniques, preparing you for jobs in all phases of food production. Curriculum includes ServSafe certification from the National Restaurant Association — a mandatory certificate for all food service establishments.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
Offering courses in becoming a licensed cosmetologist, nail tech, esthetican, or cosmetology instructor, Watsonville Institute of Cosmetology has a physical facility offering spacious class and training areas, modern training equipment, and all the conveniences for the comfort conducive to the pleasant attainment of knowledge.
Watsonville, Aptos, Santa Cruz Adult Education (WASCAE) provides Career Technical Education Programs with high employment potential for adult learners.