Monterey Bay Career Connect is a very helpful tool we use with our clients to build resumes and job search. Clients have benefitted from it because it is very user friendly, and they can work more independently.
Students reported that they found Career Coach very useful and enlightening. A couple of graduating seniors already have interviews for jobs they found through Career Coach!
Career Coach and Monterey Bay Career Connect are very useful tools for students to get started with career and school searches and resume building!
The website is very easy, user-friendly. I used it while mentoring students and they felt satisfied with the information found on the site.
I am absolutely amazed and in love with Monterey Bay Career Coach, and I truly believe this will benefit our members.
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Monterey Bay Career Connect Supplemental Resources
Monterey Bay Career Coach Toolkit
This activity toolkit provides supplemental worksheets for college and career readiness and development classes or workshops. Each worksheet is tailored to assist students in their career search whether they are undecided, searching for programs or careers, building a resume or a veteran.
Want to make your own activity sheets? Download the toolkit in Microsoft Word to customize!
Translate Monterey Bay Career Coach into Spanish / Para usar Monterey Bay Career Coach en Español
Step 1: Open Google Chrome browser / Descargue el navegador web de Google Chrome.
Step 2: At the top right, click the Chrome menu to customize / Oprime la opción en la esquina superior derecha en su pantalla.
Step 3: Select 'Settings' and scroll down to the bottom and click 'Advanced' / Oprime la opción de 'Settings' y desplace hacia abajo para cliquear la opción de 'Advanced'.
Step 4: Under 'Languages', turn on / Oprime la opción de 'Languages' y luego oprime '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 / Para seleccionar el idioma que usted prefiere, oprime 'Offer to translate pages in this language'.
Monterey Bay 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. Sign up and review our previous newsletters.
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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.
211 Santa Cruz County
2-1-1 Santa Cruz County is the comprehensive information and referral service for Santa Cruz County. 2-1-1- connects over 3,500 Santa Cruz County callers each year with information about health and human services available to them.
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 (831) 465-7100
1350 41st Avenue Ste. 101, Capitola, CA 95010
Salinas Branch Office (831) 769-8066
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.
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.
Navy Life SW-Monterey
Navy Life SW-Monterey's Fleet & Family Readiness Programs offer employment readiness and transition assistance programs that are geared towards assisting Sailors and family members finding meaning employment.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay Aquarium provides resources for educators to teach a class, plan a field trip, enroll in professional development programs, inspire teens to conservation action or simply have some fun while learning about ocean animals and habitats. The site also provides guided activities for parents and teachers who need to keep kids educated and entertained at home.
Monterey County Free Libraries
Monterey County Free Libraries provides online materials, including E-books, E-audio, E-magazines, full-text California Missions eBooks published online by Follett, and more!
San Benito County Free Library
San Benito County Free Library provides eBook Collections and movie streaming.
Santa Cruz Public Libraries Homework Help
Homework Help provides free online and electronic academic resources, including Brainfuse, which has live online tutoring in elementary, middle school, high school, college. Students can access resources using a Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL) library card.
Santa Cruz Public Libraries Virtual Library
Did you know that you can download ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and music using your Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL) library card for free?
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.
Veterans Connect @ the Library
Santa Cruz Public Library's Downtown Branch provides a trained volunteer to connect veterans and their families with local, state, and federal resources on education, employment, housing, health, disability, and other benefits that may be available.
Veteran's Transition Center of Monterey County
The mission of VTC is to empower Veterans to transition from crisis to self-sufficiency. The center offers assistance with housing, transportation, and helping Veterans become employment-ready and has a Job Development Center to assist 100 Veterans per year.
Western Academy Support and Training Center (WASTC)
Western Academy Support and Training Center (WASTC) provides support to instructors including sharing best practices, providing professional development and required instructor training, growing high school participation, maximizing lab equipment budgets, and sponsoring webinars and in-person retooling sessions.
AI4ALL Open Learning is a free, project-based artificial intelligence education program, facilitated by community members, that gives students the tools to solve problems they care about using AI. Their newest module provides high school teachers with a free online lesson to engage students around AI’s role in the current crisis.
Amplify provides educators and families top-rated programs to create a series of remote learning experiences that are high-quality, easy to use at home, and totally free.
Black Rocket offers cutting-edge creative technology and STEM courses for summer camps and enrichment youth programs and offers a variety of services for educators, including: universal game-based learning software, customized maker spaces, professional development, modular STEAM curricula & workshops, and 20 STEAM-centric curricula.
Rigorous learning experiences made accessible and engaging for all. BrainPOP is a trusted learning resource supporting core and supplemental subjects, reaching millions of learners worldwide.
California Virtual Campus - Online Education Initiative
The California Community Colleges have developed a series of videos that address the real challenges experienced by online students while pursuing success in online classes. The site includes resources for students, educators, and low-cost and free Internet access options.
Distance education with Canva provides free creative learning tools and templates to support remote learning. Teach remotely easy with access to design tips, ideas, and online communities to help you build a creative virtual classroom.
Canvas is a learning management platform, that provides access to course creation and importing, personalized learning with MasteryPaths, standards-based gradebooks, a quizzing platform, and more.
Code.org provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States. The site provides resources for students, parents, and teachers - including videos, fun tutorials, and projects!
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), provides workshops, training and webinars to help educators learn how to successfully support adult students in reaching their educational goals.
Printable at-home activity packs for grades K-8 from Curriculum Associates are designed to provide students with valuable self-directed exercises and practice during extended absences from school. Each pack is designed to reinforce key concepts for a given grade.
Distance learning toolkit from Edmodo, an educational technology company offering a communication, collaboration, and coaching platform to K-12 schools and teachers. The Edmodo network enables teachers to share content, distribute quizzes, assignments, and manage communication with students, colleagues, and parents.
Educators for Excellence
Educators for Excellence is a teacher-led organization that ensures teachers have a leading voice in the policies that impact their students and profession.
Free interactive online lessons teaching real-world skills like financial education, social-emotional learning, STEM, career readiness, health & wellness, and more.
Get Focused Stay Focused!
Get Focused Stay Focused is a classroom-based, comprehensive guidance curriculum designed to increase high school and college completion AND propel successful entry into the workforce with the skills required to succeed. Career exploration training and curriculum is available online.
Golden Poppy provides free science and technology-teaching games tailored to girls.
Google Classroom makes teaching more productive and meaningful by streamlining assignments, boosting collaboration, and fostering communication. Schools and nonprofits get Classroom as a core service of G Suite for Education and G Suite for Nonprofits, which are free, learn more here.
Educators can create classes, distribute assignments, send feedback, and see everything in one place. Classroom also seamlessly integrates with other Google tools like Google Docs and Drive.
iCivics works to ensure every student in America receives a quality and engaging civic education and graduates from high school well prepared and enthusiastic for citizenship. The site provides curriculum and games for teachers.
Jobs For the Future
Jobs For the Future (JFF) drives change in the American workforce and education systems to promote economic advancement for all. The website provides resources, reports, and research on their work.
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.
KQED provides free media literacy teaching and learning hub for educators and students. You’ll find professional development courses, classroom resources, and unique tools that allow students to practice critical thinking, media-making, and civil discourse.
Labster gives students access to a realistic lab experience that will let them perform experiments and practice their skills in a fun and risk-free learning environment.
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!
Loom is an effective way to provide video messages for online classrooms. Loom Pro is free teachers and students at K-12 schools, universities, or educational institutions.
National Constitution Center
National Constitution Center provides educational resources for the classroom; a one-stop civic education destination. Explore the museum's innovative, engaging lesson plans, activities, and other materials.
NASA at Home
Let NASA bring the universe to your home with e-books, virtual tours, podcasts, videos, and more!
Nepris connects educators with a vast network of industry professionals to engage students in their learning and prepare them for their future. Professionals now have the opportunity to share their skills and knowledge with learners to inspire the next generation of the workforce.
OpenStax provides high-quality educational tools to give students access to the learning materials they need to succeed, at little to no cost, including free peer-reviewed and AP-aligned textbooks and lost cost learning technology.
Outschool offers unique educational material for free! Outschool provides an incredible swath of unique courses for kids 3-18 from drawing and learning weather patterns to college prep writing and raising chickens. They also send a daily 4-minute-read newsletter with useful tips on how to deal with homeschooling.
PBS Education offers free resources for teachers including instructional resources, professional development, community connection, and innovative ideas.
The Sector Snapshots reflects the breadth and depth of industry market intelligence, resources, and solutions California Community Colleges State Directors and Regional Director Teams are offering colleges in these uncertain times, including interactive webinars, online instructional tools, employer insight 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.
Smithsonian for Educators
The Smithsonian offers many resources to support educators, caregivers, and students in the classroom, at home, and at our museums, research centers, and zoo. This site provides informal education for students to lesson plans and professional development for teachers. A wealth of resources and digital tools support inquiry-based learning and active engagement to spark creativity and curiosity.
Springboard Collaborative's teacher page features a two-week family engagement plan, complete with daily messages to parents, free virtual PDs and PLCs, weekly coaching plans, daily lessons, e-books, and virtual professional development.
STEM Activity Clearinghouse
In the STEM Activity Clearinghouse, librarians and library staff can find high quality, vetted STEM activities that are appropriate for library use. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Almost all the activities in the Clearinghouse have pictures or videos of real libraries doing these activities.
Study.com's collection of lessons and teaching resources to engage students with bite-sized, animated video lessons for every subject and level, from elementary through college. Their services include ready-to-use lesson plans, quizzes, and printable worksheets and allow teachers to differentiate students' workload with custom courses, scheduling tools, transcripts, and other resources.
Teach for America
Teach For America is providing resources to support students and communities during the coronavirus outbreak, including online teaching support, curriculum and school management resources, and more.
TED-Ed is TED’s youth and education initiative. TED-Ed’s mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of teachers and students around the world. Their website provides a list of videos and lessons for at-home learning.
The Learning Network
The Learning Network site is dedicated to helping people teach and learn with Times content. They offer fresh classroom resources — from lesson plans and writing prompts to news quizzes, student contests and more — all based on articles and images published on NYTimes.com.
UC Scout’s “Plus” program is offered free to CA public schools and at a nominal fee to CA private and out of state schools. This program provides schools and teachers a 100% virtual course which includes high-quality video lectures, assignments, quizzes, tests, and more. In Plus, the student’s school provides the facilitating teacher, and directly issues the credit to each student.
Varsity Tutors provides live instruction for students of all ages with an innovative live learning platform, personalized approach, and highly credentialed instructors. Additionally, there are free live online classes & camps and resources for better at-home learning.
Virtual Enterprises International
Virtual Enterprises International provides a solution for schools to offer all students meaningful skills-based career experiences. Through hands-on, task-based curricula, students test-drive potential careers and develop in-demand skills and competencies that post-secondary institutions and employers are seeking. By managing the day-to-day operations of a company, students not only develop business skills and an entrepreneurial mindset, they also identify career pathways that align with their interests, talents, and aspirations.
Wide Open School
Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense.
YouCubed provides lesson plans, online courses, and other resources that help people develop positive relationships with mathematics and realize their potential as 21st-century mathematical thinkers.
Zoom for Education
Zoom helps universities and schools improve student outcomes with secure video communication services for hybrid classrooms, office hours, administrative meetings, and more.