Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Holiday Schedule

The entire Cabrillo campus will be closed for the holidays starting December 23 through January 2. We will reopen on January 3, 2011.

Enjoy your break everyone!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Spring 2011 Semester Fees

If you are planning on taking Spring 2011 classes and you have not yet registered, do so ASAP to make sure you get the classes you need! Fees for your classes will be added to your account as soon as you register.

If you have already registered and did not select a parking permit or bus pass, please do so as soon as possible. In WebAdvisor, under the Registration section, click on "Optional: Parking Permit, Bus Pass, Childcare Fund." Select a parking permit or bus pass and click Submit.

WIA Students: After you have registered, please let us know so that we may write a voucher to cover your fees.

CalWORKs students: After you have registered, let your ETS at the County know what your class schedule is and the balance due.

Fall 2010 Grades

Fall grades should be available in WebAdvisor by December 21.

Friday, December 10, 2010

New WIA Galli Uniform Purchases Process

We have a voucher system in place for WIA students to purchase required items at Galli Uniform Company. You must follow the process below and NOT purchase items with personal funds.

Remember you must be enrolled in the class, not on the wait list, before you can get supplies. And you must have enough funds in your WIA account to cover the costs.

Bring to the Fast Track To Work office:
  1. a list of requested items 
  2. current class schedule printout from WebAdvisor
  3. copy of your syllabus showing the required items
You may use the computers in our office to print/copy these items. We will verify you are eligible for the items and you may pick up your approved voucher 3 days after you dropped it off. We will be processing these vouchers in a timely manner and appreciate your patience. We will notify you when the voucher is ready.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Registration for Spring 2011 Classes

Continuing students should be registering for Spring 2011 classes this week

Log into WebAdvisor to look up your classes.
Click on "Students Click Here"
Under "Registration", click on "Register for Sections"

If you do not know the class section number, click on "Search and Register"
     choose Spring 2011 for "Term", then look up your classes. You do not need to fill in all the fields.
     once you find the classes you want, click on "Submit"
     the classes will be added to your Preferred Sections
If you do know the class section number, click on "Express Register"
    enter the section numbers for all your classes and click "Submit"
    the classes will be added to your Preferred Sections

These classes will sit in your account and be there for you when your date and time slot for registering arrives.

To Register for the classes
     log into WebAdvisor a few minutes before your time slot
     select "Register" for the "Action for ALL Pref. Sections"
     Click on "SUBMIT" at the bottom of the page to complete the registration process!

If you have problems or questions, stop by the office so we can help you now!
Do not wait until your registration time slot has passed.

No Books for Spring 2011...

Make sure your current education plan matches your Spring 2011 regstration. If it does not, you must make an appointment with our academic counselor to update your plan. You will not receive Spring books if you are not following your approved education plan.

Holiday Schedule

Cabrillo College and Fast Track To Work will be closed from December 23 through January 2. We will reopen on January 3rd.

Holiday Open House

Thanks to all of you who stopped by for our Open House on Monday!

A special thanks to the generosity of Catherine's Book Club for donating the books for our students and their families! If you picked up a book and didn't sign the thank you card, please stop by the office to do so.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Holiday Open House Today!

Remember to stop by our office today!
  • Food, Cider and Holiday Treats!
  • Free Books for Students and their Children, generously donated by Catherine's book club! 
  • Children welcome!
  • Food, laughter and fun guaranteed!
Reception with some yummy food from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Your Perfect Job...

...will match your interests, skills, and values.
But many of us don't even know what our interests, skills and values ARE!
Why not discover which job or career path is BEST for you?

In this 2-day Reskilling/Self Assessment Workshop, you will...
  • Assess your values, interests and skills using proven tools
  • Be introduced to resources to help with your job search
  • Create a powerful career profile and training plan that will help you find the RIGHT job
When: 2 Fridays: December 10 & 17, 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Plan to attend both days
Who: You must be unemployed and approved for attendance by an Employment Specialist.
How: Register with the Career Center or Fast Track To Work staff
Where: Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, Room 506. Daily parking permits can be purchased for $2.00 in any student parking lot.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

First Come, First Served - CalWORKs Work Study

If you are interested in CalWORKs Work Study, please stop by the office to pick up an application and make an appointment to meet with Alicia. Work Study funds are limited and will be given on a first come first served basis.

New WIA Funding Update

Fast Track To Work is not currently accepting any new WIA students at this time. If you are interested in seeking help through the WIA program, you may contact the County Career Center in Watsonville.

Workforce Santa Cruz County Career Center
18 W. Beach Street, Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 763-8700

WIA Transportation Reimbursement Forms

When you submit your Fall semester transportation reimbursement form at the end of the semester, please also submit a current copy of your schedule. We will be checking the dates on your schedule with the transportation form.

Remember, you must turn in your form AFTER your last class, but by January 7th, 2011. Make sure your form is completely filled in so your reimbursement check is not delayed!

The form can be found at the bottom of  WIA page of our website.

CalWorks Monthly Activities Records

Wow! It's the beginning of December and the semester is almost over so hang in there!

Thanks to all of you who have already turned in your November Hourly Activity Records! Great Job!

Here's a link to the CalWORKs page on our website. Scroll down to the bottom for the monthly forms. You can print them out at home or stop by the office to pick one up.

Nurse Care Manager Opening

Health Projects Center in Santa Cruz has a  part time Nurse Care Manager job opening.

For more information:
Job Information
Health Projects Center

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Second Harvest Food Bank

Food Drives & Events
Second Harvest is known in this community for hosting events that are fun AND serve the greater good. The events are all different; some are casual and educational, while others are Santa Cruz events of the season! All serve the same purpose-to advance the mission of Second Harvest in alleviating hunger in our community. Events Calendar

Need Food?
The Community Food Hotline provides information and support to people who need food. Call them at the Community Food Hotline for information and referrals at (831) 662-0991

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Walnut Avenue Women's Center Expands Services

In the new state budget, the governor restored 20.4 million dollars in funding for domestic violence services, about 80% of the funds that had been redlined in 2009! The funds will be distributed to the 94 DV agencies in the state. This means that the Walnut Avenue Women’s Center is open again on Wednesdays.

Walk-in hours for domestic violence services are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1:00-4:00pm. Participants can also make an appointment to meet with an advocate by calling our business office at 426-3062.

Domestic Violence Services offered are: One-on-One Peer Advocacy; Legal Advocacy; Support Groups; Career Advancement Workshops; Emergency Interim Shelter; Clinical Counseling; Community Education; Internships and a  24 Hour Bilingual Crisis Hotline 1-866-2MY-ALLY (1-866-269-2559).