Got Students? We're here to help! Use the tools below to guide your students through Monterey Bay Connect Connect resources, print activity worksheets, posters and flyers, sign up for our quarterly e-newsletter and even promote in your own newsletters using our social ads!
MB Career Coach Guide
Use this guide to navigate through Career Coach. It describes the different features offered on the site (i.e. career assessment, program search, career data and exploration, live job search, and resume builder) and the 'types of students' you may encounter (e.g. program-decided vs career decided vs military).
MB Career Coach Toolkit
This activity toolkit provides supplemental worksheets for college and career readiness and development classes or workshops. Each worksheet is tailored to the type of student described above.
Want to make your own activity sheets? Download the toolkit in editable Microsoft Word to get started!
Translate Career Coach into Spanish
To translate Career Coach into Spanish with Google Translate, use the following steps:
Step 1: Open Google Chrome browser
Step 2: At the top right, click the Chrome menu that looks like this :
Step 3: Select Settings and scroll down to the bottom and click ‘Advanced’
Step 4: Under 'Languages', turn on 'Offer to translate pages that aren't in a language you read'
Step 5: Add the language you’d like to use by clicking to turn on 'Offer to translate pages in this language'
MB Career Connect Newsletter
Our quarterly Monterey Bay Career Connect e-newsletter is designed to shine a spotlight on regional workforce development and pathways linking qualified local candidates with high-growth jobs that look toward tomorrow's education and workforce needs. Use the pop-up window on this site to subscribe to our mailing list!
211 Monterey County
2-1-1 is a free, easy-to-use source of information and referrals that allows anyone - administrators, students, and families - to connect with the resources available in to the services you need in Monterey County.
211 San Benito County
2-1-1 is a free, easy-to-use source of information and referrals that allows anyone - administrators, students, and families - to connect with the resources available in to the services you need in San Benito County. The site also provides links to support service organization websites in San Benito County.
Department of Rehabilitation Student Services
DOR Student Services are activities that support qualifying students in exploring and preparing for the world of work. Services are based on interests and include all of the activities listed on the Explore Your Options and Get Ready to Work pages. There are two locations in the Monterey Bay:
Capitola Branch Office
1350 41st Avenue Ste. 101, Capitola, CA 95010
Salinas Branch Office
928 East Blanco Road Ste. 280, Salinas, CA 93901
Foster Youth Services Monterey County
Foster Youth Services (FYS) is a program offered by Monterey County Office of Education designed to serve the unique needs of children and youth placed in foster care
Foster Youth Services Santa Cruz County
The mission of the SCCOE’s Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program (FYSCP) is to provide advocacy, guidance and community organization around the issues of school enrollment and success for students in foster care, especially as they relate to California Assembly Bill 490.
Santa Cruz County Student Support Services Resource Directory
This resource guide allows anyone - administrators, students, and families - to connect with the resources available in Santa Cruz County so that students can take full advantage of learning opportunities. This resource guide provides information about community, nonprofit, government, and social service agencies that provide low cost, free, or sliding scale supportive services to children from birth to college.
Growing Up in Santa Cruz
This site features a calendar of events that highlights activities, groups, performances and other programs that are focused on children, families and parenting in Santa Cruz County. It also has regular columns and articles focusing on parenting from pregnancy through the teen years. There are annual guides developed each year; Independent Schools, Health, Beauty & Fitness, Childcare & Preschools, Teens, Summer Activities, Back to School Enrichment, Public Schools, and Pregnancy and Birth that offer an in depth listing of resources in those areas.
LinkedIn for Students
Resources to let students know the benefits of a LinkedIn profile and presence, and to help them get started. The site includes videos, handbooks, and tip sheets on creating a profile, networking, personal branding, job hunting, and more!
The US Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program has created a free and open online library called Skills Commons, containing free and open learning materials and program support materials for job-driven workforce development. Explore free and open educational resources online.
Free downloads to print and post in your office or distribute to students
Monterey Bay Career Connect Social Ads
Free images to include in your newsletters, emails, websites, flyers, etc.