I love this website! Take a free career interest survey and then it gives a wealth of information from what education is required and where to go locally!
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!
Monterey Bay Career Connect is a very helpful tool we use with our clients to build resumes and search for jobs. Clients have benefitted from it because it is very user friendly, and they can work more independently.
I am absolutely amazed and in love with Monterey Bay Career Coach, and truly believe this will benefit our members.
The website is very easy and user-friendly. I used it while mentoring students and they felt satisfied with the information found on the site.
Career Coach and Monterey Bay Career Connect are very useful tools for students to get started with career and school searches and resume building!
Find additional resources below for educators to support students with online learning, community resources, and more!
MONTEREY BAY CAREER CONNECT SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCES
Monterey Bay Career Coach Toolkit
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
Cabrillo College Student Equity Certificate Program
CSU Monterey Bay Diversity Learning Series
Education Design Lab
Education for Equity
Jobs For The Future Equitable Recovery Hub
National Coalition Building Institute
Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)
Pathways to Equity
Racial Equity Tools
UC Santa Cruz Diversity & Inclusion Certificate Program
UC Santa Cruz Institute for Social Transformation
211 Monterey County
211 San Benito County
211 Santa Cruz County
Department of Rehabilitation Student Services
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 Santa Cruz County
Growing Up in Santa Cruz
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey County Free Libraries
San Benito County Free Library
San Benito County Free Library online resources that may be helpful to students, parents, and educators. Most of these resources require a San Benito County Free Library card.
Santa Cruz Public Libraries Homework Help
Santa Cruz Public Libraries Virtual Library
Santa Cruz County Student Support Services Resource Directory
Veterans Connect @ the Library
Veteran’s Transition Center of Monterey County
Western Academy Support and Training Center (WASTC)
California Department of Education Distance Learning
Guidance and resources for teachers and families in K–12 schools regarding high-quality distance learning, including webinars.
California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative
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.
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
Distance Learning Resources
Santa Cruz County Office of Education provides a website that is frequently updated on distance learning resources.
Educators for Excellence
Get Focused Stay Focused!
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.
Junior Achievement Virtual Learning Experiences
Junior Achievement NorCal provides student learning experiences. Students can participate in JA NorCal programming and earn a badge!
Jobs For the Future
K-12 Online Teaching Academy
San Jose State University offers a free K-12 Online Teaching Academy to support pre-service teacher candidates and current teachers to strengthen their online teaching skills and adapt to our current circumstances. Each of the webinar recordings below features a 1-1.5 hour presentation and conversation on a different topic with a current educator along with links to their slides and additional resources.
LinkedIn for Students
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
Parent Guide to Distance Learning
The Santa Cruz County Office of Education has a Parent Guide to Distance Learning, in both English and Spanish, with guidance for parents and caregivers on how to best support their students.
A non-profit initiative founded by a seventh-grader in Silicon-Valley, SmashHigh emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community with STEM curriculum. Additionally, they offer in-person and virtual tutoring.