Infection Control For All Now: Safe Workplace Training

This self-paced basic training program is aimed at strengthening infection control and prevention competencies among Californians who work in the hospitality industry. There is a clear need for an educated workforce knowledgeable about infection prevention and control. Safe practices and procedures are key to helping stop the spread of infectious disease and for instilling consumer confidence in frequenting hotels and restaurants. By completing this training, you will be able to demonstrate to employers and customers your competency and commitment to a safe workplace.

Hartnell College CoderDojo

CoderDojo Hartnell College (CDHC) is an Educational Program brought by Hartnell College. CDHC is a fun and FREE computer-coding club where young people (8 to 17 yrs) can learn how to develop websites, web apps, games, and more. The program consists of a 6 session module, at the end of the module students attending 5 or more sessions will obtain a certificate of completion and will be able to take all their work home with them. It is necessary that each student know how to read and type on a keyboard independently.

Monterey Cadre

The Monterey Cadre is a leadership program for Monterey County young adults ages 18 to 24 designed to help them give back to their community. Through its emphasis on responsible actions, leadership, and innovative thinking, the Monterey Cadre program lays the foundation for informed citizenship and develops the capacity to inspire and mobilize others.

Google Tech Development Guide

Whether you’re a student or an educator, newer to computer science or a more experienced coder, or otherwise interested in software engineering, we hope there’s something for you here in Google’s Guide to Technical Development. This is a collection of materials from many sources, including Google, that you can use to supplement your classwork or direct your own learning.

Health Career Connection

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 Live Better U

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!

Neonatal Resuscitation Program

Defib This! course is for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in any aspect of patient care during neonatal resuscitations. The Neonatal Resuscitation Program is based on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care of the Neonate.

Acute Care Nursing Series

Defib This! Acute Care Nursing series is a two-week intensive lecture and skills lab series that provides review and introductory info on the five most common emergencies that happen to our hospitalized patients, based on the system. This course is designed for the third or fourth-semester nursing student who is seeking a clinical internship and subsequent employment in a high-acuity patient environment. This is also an excellent course for the new graduate nurse. Professional career prep lectures and exercises prepare the student for their first nursing employment search process with resume assistance, mock interviews, and tips on marketing themselves for the current competitive job market.

Google IT Professional Support Certificate

Google IT Professional Support Certificate helps address the huge demand for IT professionals, and is ideal for companies looking to upskill their workers into IT roles.

Santa Cruz Teen Public Safety Academy

The summer Teen Public Safety Academy courses developed by the Santa Cruz Police Department provide a phenomenal opportunity to Santa Cruz teenagers who are considering serving their community in careers in either law enforcement or public safety, and those who are interested in learning public safety skills and more about their community from the public servant perspective.

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code offers serveral programs including after school clubs for 3rd-5th and 6th-12th grade girls to explore coding in a fun & friendly environment, 7-week summer programs for 10-11th grade girls to learn coding & get exposure to tech jobs, program to help alumni succeed in college and build community with other women in tech on campus, and more. There are multiple club locations across the Monterey Bay region.

Santa Cruz County Workforce Development Board Career Centers

Workforce Santa Cruz County is a partnership of local organizations that service job seekers and businesses in the community and region. It includes a network of Career Centers in Watsonville and Capitola and a Watsonville Youth Center which offer an array of no cost services for businesses, employees, and job seekers.

Volunteer Center Volunteer Initiative Program

The Volunteer Center’s Volunteer Initiative Program matches interested community members with volunteer opportunities throughout Santa Cruz County Government. Volunteers have the opportunity to work with County departments including the District Attorney’s Office, the Health Services Agency, the Human Resources Agency, Law Library, Parks and Recreation, Personnel, Probation, and the Sheriff’s Department. These volunteer opportunities are great for professional development and skills-building.

Growing Up Wild

The mission of Growing Up Wild is to help youth connect with nature, build character, and learn about the environment by providing outdoor youth development and environmental education programs. Outdoor environmental education program benefits include personal growth, academic achievement, environmental knowledge, critical thinking, and civic engagement.

Volunteer Center YouthSERVE

YouthSERVE is dedicated to connecting youth, ages 11-17, with rewarding volunteer projects across Santa Cruz County. Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County will connect local youth who have a passion to help those in need with meaningful opportunities to do so. Youth can make a difference in their community while developing skills to find a job, get into college, complete school service requirements.

County of Santa Cruz Friday Night Live

Santa Cruz County Friday Night Live Partnership is comprised of the Friday Night Live (FNL) and Club Live (CL) programs. These programs are multi-cultural, youth-driven and lead. The program promotes healthy lifestyle choices in our community, develops and strengthens leadership skills for positive social change, organizes student conferences addressing alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues and sponsors parent workshops on issues affecting youth.

Salud y Cariño

Salud y Cariño partners with other community-based organizations to promote health and wellness for girls through physical activity, prevention, and education. Girls Group is a FREE after school program that combines physical activity and a social-emotional curriculum to promote overall wellness for girls at a critical time in their development.  

Youth N.O.W.

Youth N.O.W. provides two after school student centers that provides no-cost tutoring and academic support, computer labs, and printing services, as well as, a safe social environment for middle and high school youth in the downtown Watsonville area. During the summer, Youth N.O.W. also offers a five-week full day program for middle school youth and half day programming for high school youth.

GRID Alternatives

GRID Alternatives seeks to provide an effective, efficient, and equitable pathway into the solar industry. More than 3 million US workers are employed in well-paying clean energy jobs. GRID’s installation training programs help individuals launch careers in this booming industry. GRID offers two progressive certificate programs – Installation Basics Training (IBT) and Team Leader Training. Trainees may specialize in electrical or array work, or both.

Community Partnership for Youth

Community Partnership for Youth (CPY) is a prevention program providing alternatives to gangs, drugs, and violence.  The program consists of an After School Mentor-Tutor Program, an 5 week Summer Intercession Program, a Middle School Leadership Program, a High School Leadership & Job Preparation Program, a 7 week Strengthening Families Program (SFP), and a Visual and Performing Arts Academy. Learn more about CPY Programs.

Bay Area Cyber League

The Bay Area Cyber Leauge is comprised of the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas interconnected by our common passion for Cybersecurity. Any middle or high school team within our geographical region is welcomed to join. There is no cost to join nor technical specifications required. Students should have an interest in the field and a champion teacher at each school site.