Friday, May 28, 2010

WIA Student Reimbursements

Since it's getting close to the end of the semester, we thought you may be gathering receipts for reimbursement. The reimbursements process must be followed or the County will return your paperwork to our office and will not reimburse you without further documentation.

Whenever you submit receipts for reimbursement, make sure that you also submit proof of payment. For transactions handled with a check this would be a copy of the front and the back of the check (once it has cleared). For credit card transactions proof of payment is a copy of the statement showing the transaction. For your protection, black out account numbers. Most banks and credit card companies make this information available online. As always, you are welcome to print from the computer at Fast Track. For cash transactions, the proof of payment is the original receipt stating it was paid with cash.

You will also need to fill out the reimbursement request form each time you turn in receipts for reimbursement, 6 items per form. You can stop by the office to pick up the form or email and we'll send one to you via email.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Graduation Caps & Gowns

Student Affairs will be loaning out graduation caps and gowns to students receiving financial aid. Fast Track students may pick up the form at Student Affairs, bring it to our office to get our signature and then return the form to Student Affairs. They will then issue you a cap and gown.

WIA Student Transportation Reimbursements

The last day to submit transportation reimbursement forms for the Spring semester is June 11th. If you need a blank form, stop by the office to pick one up. We are open our regular hours through the summer.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Assemblymember Alberto Torrico On Campus

Assemblymember Alberto Torrico is teaming up with the Student Senate and the Cabrillo College Democrats to host a rally and press conference in support of a very critical piece of legislation - AB 656.

Thursday, May 20
12:30 p.m., in the Quad

AB 656 will generate $2 Billion dollars for higher education by imposing a 12.5% fee on the extraction of natural gas and oil from the State of California. Currently, California is the ONLY major oil producing state that DOES NOT charge such a fee. Even Alaska and Texas charge a similar fee. The revenue generated by this bill - over $2 Billion dollars - will go directly to the Higher Ed system in California (that includes the UC, CSU, and CCC systems).

Please come and hear more about this important piece of legislation that will help open the doors of higher education to hundreds of thousands of students in our State. As of now, over 75,000 students, faculty, and community members have signed a pledge to support AB 656. The bill also has the support of the California Faculty Association, the California State Student Association, and the Student Senate for California Community Colleges.

Please join us this Thursday to hear from Assemblymember Torrico and other local leaders on the importance of continuing the fight to save higher education in California.

For more information call Steve Fishman, Democrats Club President, 805-660-7844 or Geoffrey Stanfield, ASCC Student Senate President, 831-706-5216.

Porter Gulch Review 25th Anniversary

The twenty-fifth edition of the annual Cabrillo College Porter Gulch Review will be celebrated at an event featuring readings and artwork from the literary magazine.

Saturday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Cabrillo College Horticulture Building

The Porter Gulch Review is a student-juried publication of poetry, prose, photography, artwork, screenplays and plays. It was established twenty-five years ago with the purpose of showcasing novice and experienced writers and artists from Santa Cruz County and beyond. The students of David Sullivan’s English 1B class at Cabrillo College edited this year’s edition. Many student writers and artists are represented, as well as work by Cabrillo faculty, students and professors from UCSC, and a wide array of local talents.

Copies of the Spring 2010 edition will be available at the event for a suggested donation of $5 per copy. For more information, please call David Sullivan at (831) 479-6345. If you have any special needs at the reading, please let David know in advance (

Monday, May 17, 2010

Summer Session Books

Books for the Summer Session will be on sale starting June 8.

WIA students may fill out their book voucher at Fast Track starting the 8th. You can look up your books at the bookstore website. Remember that you may only get required books for your classes that are on your ed plan for the summer session.

CalWORKs students may fill out their book request form at Fast Track now. You can look up your books at the bookstore website. Please print out the list of your books to turn in with your request form. Remember that you may only get required books for your classes that are on your ed plan for the summer session. We will then fax the request form to your ETS. If you have your voucher sent to our office, we will make an effort to call you when it is in. If you do not hear from us, feel free to give us a call to see if it has arrived. Remember if you pick up your voucher from your ETS, you must come to the FTTW office to have your voucher stamped BEFORE going to the bookstore. You need to bring a copy of your book request form to the bookstore. They need it to see which books have been approved.

It is your responsibility to make sure that your education plan is current and that Fast Track To Work has a copy. If your plan does not reflect your current classes or has expired, you must meet with a counselor to update it. You might not be able to receive a book voucher for summer classes if this is not done. If you have an appointment scheduled with our counselor, please be sure to come in for it or let us know that you need to cancel or reschedule so we can let another student have the appointment time slot.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Fall Registration

Don't put off registering for your fall classes! Login to WebAdvisor and use the "Preferred Sections" to preselect your section choices. Then when it is your time to register you can quickly sign-up for those sections where there is still space available.

You do not need to login to use WebAdvisor's Search for Sections feature to look up available space in classes.

Remember, we are here to help!

$10,000 Scholarship Opportunity

Ten outstanding students will be chosen to receive a $10,000 scholarship, $5,000 per year for two years. The Cabrillo College High Achievers Scholarship for Career Technical Education (CTE) has been generously established by the Grove Foundation for highly motivated students enrolled or on the wait list for a Career Technical Education pathway at Cabrillo College. The scholarships are for exceptional CTE students who are highly likely to complete the CTE program.

Students studying the following CTE programs may apply:
Accounting, Construction and Energy Management, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Dental Hygiene, Digital Media, Early Childhood Education, Engineering Technology, Emergency Medical Technology, Fire Technology, Horticulture, Human Services, Journalism, Medical Assisting, Nursing, Radiologic Technology, and Welding.

Go to this page to download the application. Click on the 4th item: High Achievers Scholarship for Career Technical Education. We have copies of the application in our office also.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Student Opportunity to Attend Al Gore Lecture

This lecture on May 17th will feature Al Gore, 45th vice president of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize winner. Frank Sesno, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at the The George Washington University and host of the PBS Planet Forward, will moderate the discussion, "Our Environment: Can We Save the Planet that Sustains Us?"

Interested students may sign up for ONE lecture at the Student Affairs Office, SAC East. The deadline is Monday, May 10th at 3:00 p.m. at the Student Affairs front counter. Please note the different locations, meeting times, and transportation options.

Afternoon Lecture:
Location: CSUMB
Students must arrive at CSUMB by 12:15 p.m. Students must provide their own transportation. The lecture will end by 4:00 p.m.
There are still 5 slots available. (15 students signed up when we announced this opportunity earlier.) Details to including exact location will be given to the students when they sign up.

Evening Lecture:
Location: Golden State Theater in downtown Monterey.
Students must meet in parking lot K, by the Cabrillo gym, no later than 5:30 p.m. Transportation will be provided to Monterey.
The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. and end by 8:30 p.m. Students will return to campus at approximately 9:30 p.m.
(Students must bring their own sack dinner to eat on the bus. There will not be time to stop for dinner on the way to the lecture.)

Questions? Contact Sesario Escoto at ext. 6525 or

Microsoft Training Vouchers

There is only one week left to pickup an Elevate America Microsoft training voucher. If you would like to receive one, come into our office for more information.

We can also give you information about self paced online training.