Monday, December 19, 2011

Holiday Office Hours


The Fast Track To Work office will be closed from December 23 through January 2.
Starting January 3, our office hours will be:

Monday         8-12 and 1-5
Tuesday         8-10 and 2-5
Wednesday    8-12 and 1-5
Thursday        8-12 and 1-5
Friday            8-12, closed in the afternoon

Enjoy your break and Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cabrillo IT Planned Service Outage

Starting Wednesday December 28th and continuing throughout the week of winter break Cabrillo's IT Department will be shutting down all network services while they upgrade the network systems. The only available sources for information will be the first page of Cabrillo's web site. They will post daily any details specific to that day’s work here: HTTP://cabrillo.edu

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Receive a Credit on Your PG&E Bill

You may be eligible for a credit of up to $309 on your PG&E bill. A representative from Central Coast Energy Services will be available to help you complete your application.

Every Wednesday from 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Workforce Santa Cruz County Office
18 W Beach Street, Watsonville

Grey Bears Admin Assistant Opening

Grey Bears has a job opening for an Administrative Assistant/Office Manager. Click here for job description information.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Carpool Options

Are you looking for a ride across town or beyond? Below are are two websites you can use.

Cabrillo's Green Steps program is working with the alternetrides.com site. There are many local carpooling options. Click on the online carpool picture to see a list of rides.

If you are needing a ride out of the county, look at Zimrides. Enter your start and end cities to find someone who is offering a seat in their car.

Usually a small fee is charged by the driver.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Emergency Notification via Your Cell Phone

Cabrillo's Aptos campus lost power yesterday afternoon due to the high winds. The emergency notification system was activated to inform students that evening classes were cancelled. You can sign up for this notification service by clicking on the link below. For notification of a larger emergency, you can sign up for the county-wide notification system below.

Cabrillo College is now offering an SMS-based emergency notification service for your mobile phone. In the event of an emergency, Cabrillo students, staff, faculty and others will be alerted in real-time important security information. Click here for more information and to sign up.

Santa Cruz County: If there is a wildfire near your home and the fire department needs to evacuate people, they will do a reverse 911 call to all homes in the area to inform them when and how evacuation will happen. However you might not be home when they call, so you can register your cell phone number so that when they call homes in your area your cell number will be on the call list too. This website is only for Santa Cruz County. Do it now, it only takes 1 minute....really. Santa Cruz Regional 9-1-1.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Fast Track Holiday Open House!

Stop by our office tomorrow afternoon, Thursday December 1st,
for our Holiday Open House!
  • 1:00 to 4:00 P.M.
  • Food, cider and holiday treats!
  • Free books for Fast Track students' children, generously donated by Catherine's book club! 
  • Children welcome!
  • Food, laughter and fun guaranteed!

Veterans Advocate Services

The Veterans Advocate Services offers advocacy and outreach services for Santa Cruz veterans and their families. Offers individual based support services including linkage to county and community base organizations, employment and benefits assistance, discharge advocacy, mental health and substance abuse referrals, housing, transportation, and legal issues. Also assist with VA programs and services and any other issue or concern that may be beneficial to the veterans health and well being. Also provides support for homeless and disabled veterans and their families. Advocate is available to do in home visits or travel to an agreed meeting  

Santa Cruz Office:
1400 Emeline Ave., Bldg E, Santa Cruz
Drop-In on Wednesdays from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Veterans should bring their separation document called a DD-214.
  • VA Medical Outreach - VA medical staff
  • VSO Outreach - claims representation 
  • Veteran Advocate - outreach for all matters relating to all veterans issues
  • Service Organizations - screening for services and claims.
Cabrillo Aptos Campus:
6500 Soquel Drive, Bldg 900, Room 914, Aptos
(831) 479-6110
Open Monday thru Thursday 1:00 to 5:00 P.M.
Assistance for veterans transitioning out of active duty and into student life.
Center is operated by veterans for veterans

Cabrillo's Veteran Services
211.org listing
Veteran Advocate brochure
EDD Veteran Eligibility

CalWORKs Hourly Activity Reports

CalWORKs students, remember to turn in your November Hourly Activities Reports to our office by the 5th of December. We will forward to your ETS at the County after we verify your class enrollment.

Here are the blanks for November 1-15, November 16-30, December 1-15 and December 16-31. We also have copies of these in the office if you would like to pick them up here. Older forms may be found on the CalWORKs page on our website. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the monthly forms.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cabrillo College Food Pantry

The ASCC Student Senate and the offices of the Vice President of Student Services and the Dean of Student Services are sponsoring a Cabrillo College Food Pantry. The pantry will be open on Fridays starting on December 9 in the Student Activities Center East on the Aptos Campus.

Guidelines for Services:
Open Fridays from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Must be a Cabrillo College student with a valid Student Activity Card
Must complete a brief applicaiton
Canned and dry goods will be available

Fast Track Assistance at Watsonville Campus

Next Wednesday, 12/7, Jenna from our office will be at the Cabrillo Watsonville campus from 9:00 A.M. to noon. Save yourself the drive to Aptos if you need some assistance from us!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Spring Semester Books

You may begin the paperwork process for your Spring 2012 books starting January 17. The bookstore will start selling books to students with our vouchers 2 weeks before the semester starts, January 23.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Registering for Spring Classes

Spring 2012 classes are now visible in WebAdvisor. Get everything ready for your registration date/time slot now. Remember you can do this from any computer with internet connection.

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 Fall 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 which is like a shopping cart
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 which is like a shopping cart

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"
When your time slot arrives, 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.
Do not wait until your registration time slot has passed - you might not get the classes you need!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Positive Discipline Workshop

Live Oak Family Resource Center will be presenting a Positive Discipline workshop on Saturday, December 17. Child care is available. This workshop is a great opportunity for parents of children of all ages to recharge their parenting batteries and refill their parenting tool kits before the winter holidays! Click here for the flyer.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Spring 12 Registration Dates/Times

Cabrillo will NOT be sending post cards in the mail this fall to inform you of your Spring 2012 semester registration date & time. You will be notified via your email only. Take a moment right now while you're thinking about it to check/update your email address in WebAdvisor. It only takes 1 minute, really!

Login
Click on "Students Click Here"
Under "User Account", click on "Verify/Change My Contact Information"
At the bottom of that screen is your email address. Verify it is correct or enter the correct address
Click "Submit"

If you prefer you may verify/change your email address at the Admissions and Records Office.

This semester classes filled VERY quickly and the same will be true for the Spring. Don't miss your opportunity to register as soon as possible for your classes.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Need Help Paying Your PG&E Bill?

PG&E has several great financial assistance programs to help.

CARE and FERA Programs provide a monthly discount on energy bills for income qualified households and housing facilities.

Energy Partners provides income-qualified customers FREE energy education, weatherization measures and energy-efficient appliances to reduce gas and electric usage. Even if you rent your home you can get help with this program, with your landlord's approval. They will benefit too with improvements made to their house.

REACH is a one-time energy-assistance program for those who have experienced an uncontrollable or unforeseen hardship. You may receive an energy credit up to $200.

Third-Party Notification can help if you care for a relative, friend or client who could overlook paying his or her PG&E bill because of illness, financial hardship, language difficulties, or other issues. PG&E will notify you or any other person designated as a third party when the person you're concerned about ever receives a late notice due to an unpaid PG&E bill.

Holiday Job Openings

Cabrillo's Student Employment Office is beginning to have job openings for holiday season positions. Sign up on their website to view openings.

Cabrillo College's Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

The ASCC Student Senate invites you and your family to their annual Thanksgiving Dinner.
 
Watsonville Campus
When: Monday, November 21, 2011
Time:  6pm- 8pm
Location:  4330-Multipurpose Room 

Aptos Campus
When: Tuesday November 22, 2011
Time: 6pm -8pm
Location: Cafeteria

Entertainment at both locations
Il Dolce Suono (Choir) with 88 keys (pianist)
Arts and Crafts for the kids 

Second Harvest Food Bank
We will be collecting donations. Bring a can of food or a dollar or two...
"A dollar feeds a family of four!" 

For more information please contact:
Joseph Gomez, ASCC Treasure - 831-840-9733 orjrgomez99@gmail.com
 
or Flor Chacón, Student Activities Coordinator- ext 3508 or flchacon@cabrillo.edu

Monday, November 14, 2011

Future Community College CalWORKs Funding

Does the Community College CalWORKs program enable you improve your life? Tell your story.

Join the conversation about the Community College CalWORKs program and proposed categorical block grant funding. See the California Community College CalWORKs Association Student Success Task Force website to submit ideas, vote on existing ideas, or add comments.
CalWORKs students and their children should not be overlooked as the state moves toward economic recovery.

Energy Efficiency Sales Consultant- Inside Sales

SolarCity in San Mateo currently has a Sales Consultant job opening. Click here for details.

Spring 2012 Schedule Now Online

If you will be attending Cabrillo in the spring, check your current education plan against the online schedule to make sure all the classes you are supposed to take are actually being offered. If there is a class on your ed plan that is not being offered, you need to come in to see our counselor to discuss what to take instead. This should be done before your registration date/time slot.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Support Your Student Veterans at IHOP

IHOP will donate 20% of food and beverage sales to The Student Veterans of Santa Cruz County

Friday November 11, 2011 between 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday November 12 between 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday November 13 between 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Print the email flyer you received in an all@cabrillo email on 11/7 and bring it in to the IHOP located at 1549 41St Ave., Capitola, (831) 475-0540.

Friday, October 28, 2011

CalWORKs Work Study Funds Available

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.

Spring Semester Priority Registration


Registration for the Spring 2012 semester begins in a few weeks. The Spring schedule should be online November 10. Priority registration begins on November 28 and early registration for continuing students December 5.

CalWORKs students who are making satisfactory progress and have a current ed plan will have priority registration and be able to register starting November 28!

Your Checklist
  1. Make sure you have a current education plan.
  2. Make sure Fast Track has a copy of your current education plan.
  3. If you need to update your education plan or have questions about it, call the office to schedule an appointment with Claire, our academic counselor. 479-6344

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

CalWORKs Hourly Activity Report Forms

CalWORKs students, remember to turn in your October Hourly Activities Reports to our office by the 7th of November. We will forward to your ETS at the County after we verify your class enrollment.

Here are the blanks for November 1-15, November 16- 31, October 1- 15 and October 16 - 31. We also have copies of these in the office if you would like to pick them up here. Older forms may be found on the CalWORKs page on our website. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the monthly forms.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Furniture for Families

Court Appointed Special Advocates - CASA - serves children in the Santa Cruz County foster care system due to abuse or neglect in their family homes. With time and support, many parents can be safely reunited with their children. These families often need furniture and household items to create a functional home. Furniture for Families collects donated furniture and household items to help reuniting families.

Furniture For Families also assists other agencies serving children and their families in Santa Cruz County, including Families in Transition, Family and Children’s Services, Adult Mental Health, The Salvation Army, Love Inc., Homeless Assistance Agencies, Santa Cruz Counseling Center and others.

For more information, visit their website.

Healthcare Job Openings

Salud Para La Gente has several job openings. Click here for details.

CalFresh - California Food Stamp Program

The CalFresh Program assists low income individuals, families and households to purchase nutritional food. You do not have to be on welfare to get food stamp benefits. There are eligibility requirements to receive food stamp benefits, and the benefit amount is determined on the size of your family and financial need. For more information:

CalFresh website
Pre-Screening Tool can be used to determine if you may be eligible to receive SNAP benefits

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Spring 12 Registration Dates/Times

Cabrillo will NOT be sending post cards in the mail this fall to inform you of your Spring 2012 semester registration date & time. You will be notified via your email only. Take a moment right now while you're thinking about it to check/update your email address in WebAdvisor. It only takes 1 minute, really!

Login
Click on "Students Click Here"
Under "User Account", click on "Verify/Change My Contact Information"
At the bottom of that screen is your email address. Verify it is correct or enter the correct address
Click "Submit"

If you prefer you may verify/change your email address at the Admissions and Records Office.

This semester classes filled VERY quickly and the same will be true for the Spring. Don't miss your opportunity to register as soon as possible for your classes.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Looking for a Job?

Be sure to sign up with Cabrillo's Student Employment Office so you can look at all the job postings available to Cabrillo students. There are a wide variety of postings, which are always being updated.

Veterans Information Center Grand Opening

Grand Opening - Dedication with California Congressman  Sam Farr

Wednesday, October 19
Room 914, Aptos Campus
1:00 to 5:00 P.M.

Free Barbeque!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Inside Solar Sales Consultant Job Opening

SolarCity in San Mateo currently has a Sales Consultant job opening. Click here for details.

County Medical Assistant Job Opening

The County of Santa Cruz has a Bilingual Medical Assistant job opening. Deadline to apply is 10/24. See County Website for description - here. Click here for other County employment opportunities.

Home Mortgage Assistance

California has implemented a number of programs under the Hardest Hit Fund. These programs, entitled Keep Your Home California, are federally-funded foreclosure prevention programs targeted at low and moderate income homeowners who have suffered a financial hardship, experienced a change in household circumstance, or are subject to a recent or upcoming increase in their monthly mortgage payment and are at risk of default on their home loan. Keep Your Home California programs include an Unemployment Mortgage Assistance Program, Mortgage Reinstatement Assistance Program, Principal Reduction Program, and Transition Assistance Program.
Benefits of the Keep Your Home California programs include the following:
  • Up to $3,000 in monthly mortgage assistance for qualified unemployed homeowners for up to six months.
  • Up to $15,000 for eligible homeowners to help reinstate past due first mortgage loans.
  • Up to $50,000 on a dollar-for-dollar matching basis with participating lenders to reduce outstanding principal balances of qualifying borrowers with negative equity.
  • Up to $5,000 in transition assistance for eligible homeowners to move into more affordable places of residence.
The Keep Your Home California programs are only available to homeowners whose mortgage servicing company agrees to the terms and conditions governing the use of these funds. To see a list of participating servicers and which programs they are currently offering, please visit www.keepyourhomecalifornia.org/participating.htm.
For further information regarding the Keep Your Home California programs, please visit www.keepyourhomecalifornia.org/ or call 888-954-5337.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

CalWORKs Hourly Activity Reports for October

CalWORKs students, remember to turn in your monthly Hourly Activities Reports to our office. We will forward to your ETS at the County after we verify your class enrollment.

Here are the blanks for September 1-15 and
September 16- 31. If you like to fill in as you go, here are forms for October 1- 15 and October 16 - 31. We also have copies of these in the office if you would like to pick them up here. Older forms may be found on the CalWORKs page on our website. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the monthly forms.

Temporary Work Available through Tsunami National Emergency Grant

Help the Harbor and Community Recover from the Tsunami!  

The Workforce Investment Board (WIB) of Santa Cruz County has received a National Emergency Grant (NEG) to hire 57 workers to help repair tsunami damage. The NEG project will be administered by WIB with program operators Central Coast Energy Services (CCES) and the Community Action Board (CAB) of Santa Cruz County.

Who Can Apply? Anyone 18 years or older and who:
  • Lost their job temporarily or permanently because of the March 11, 2011 tsunami, or
  • Who is currently unemployed and qualifies as a “dislocated worker” (laid off or unemployed 15 out of the last 26 weeks, etc.). Please refer to the Priority Tier Pre-Screening Form at www.energyservices.org under the “Jobs at CCES” tab.
What Kind of Jobs?

57 or more temporary jobs at the Santa Cruz Harbor and county coastal areas will be created over the next nine months starting July 18, 2011, including Crew Leader $18plus//hour and Crew Member $11plus/hour.  Each worker can earn a maximum of $12,000 or 1040 hours of employment, whichever comes first.

How do I apply?

CCES (46 jobs) - Find applications online:
http://www.energyservices.org/ (Refer to “Jobs at CCES” tab)
Fax: (831) 539-2048

Note: DMV printout required for interview
Application information also available at www.workforcescc.com.
  
Candidates must be made WIA eligible before qualifying
for employment. See information about required
verifications on back of flyer. Applications will be
considered in the order they are received. Based on the
volume of applications received, only candidates who
have been selected for interview will be contacted.

Friday, September 30, 2011

31-Day Metro Pass Discount


31-Day Metro Passes are now on sale at a 20% discount for all Cabrillo students registered for 6 or more units. The current fee with the 20% discount is $52.

Go to the Student Affairs Office (SAC East) or Admissions & Records Office. Bring your Student Activity Card and complete a Student Affairs Service Request form. Take the approved request form to the College Bank to purchase the pass. CASH ONLY. 

College Bank hours are: M-Th 9:00-3:30, F 9:00-1:00

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Medical Assisting Students


Will you be taking MA199C in the Spring? Find out about the steps necessary for this important part of your training.

Attend an informational meeting
September 29 from 2:30 to 4:00 in room 2210.

College and Career Night 2011


Your 1 Stop for College and Career Information

Meet college representative
Explore which career is for you?
Learn how to transfer from Cabrillo to a university
Financial aid presentations

November 7, 2010
6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Cabrillo College Aptos Campus in the Gym, Library and Cafeteria

College and Transfer Information
Career and Academic Programs
Financial Aid Information

For your convenience, parking tickets will not be issued the night of the event in the student parking areas. Please do not park in staff, handicap or red zones.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Financial Planning

Weren't able to attend the Financial Planning Workshop on Tuesday? Check out this CashCourse website for some helpful financial advice.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Are You a New Student to Cabrillo?

Learn the information you need to become a successful student!

Enroll in Introduction to College (Counseling and Guidance 51, 1 unit)

This course will help you get acquainted with college and university requirements, college services and strategies for student success.

Fridays 9:30 to 10:45
Room 314
Add slips available at class on 9/23

Network outage alert for this Friday 9/16 @ 5pm

Starting at 5:00 P.M. today all network resources will be shut down . This means you will not be able to access Cabrillo email, BlackBoard, WebAdvisor, and all other network operations. Internet access on campus will also be unavailable. Everything should be back up by 7:00 P.M.

You can find up to the minute news at the help desk web site:
https://sites.google.com/a/cabrillo.edu/helpdesk/

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Financial Success Class

10 Steps to Financial Success

This seminar given by Bay Federal provides a step-by-step approach to achieving financial success. Learn the core concepts necessary to develop and maintain personal financial control such as:
  • Developing a workable spending plan
  • Setting SMART goals
  • Understanding investment and insurance needs
Attend this free, no-obligation financial education seminar on:
Tuesday, September 20
5:45 to 8:00 P.M.
Cabrillo College, Aptos Campus - 6500 Soquel Drive
Student Activities Center East, Room 225

Sign up today! Limited seating available. Reservations are highly recommended. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP by calling 831-477-8524 or email seminar@bayfed.com

Monday, September 12, 2011

Campus Safety Update

You may be aware that a Cabrillo student was robbed last Tuesday night near Soquel Drive and Park Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. while walking home from evening classes. Cabrillo wants to do everything possible to insure the safety of our students, faculty and staff both on campus and while traveling to and from Cabrillo.

Please read this link for information on how to stay safe. 

Check out the Cabrillo Sheriff Office web page for more of their services.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Revised Office Hours for Fall Semester

Here are our REVISED office hours for the Fall semester.
Effective Monday September 12, Fast Track To Work office hours will be changed to the following:

Monday 8:30 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 5:00
Tuesday 8:30 to 10:00 and 2:00 to 5:00
Wednesday 8:30 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 5:00
Thursday 8:30 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 5:00
Friday 8:30 to 12:00 and closed in afternoon

Veteran Harvest Party

Hey Veterans! You are invited to attend a Barbeque

Veteran Harvest Barbeque Party
9/16 from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M.
See the flyer outside room 913 for more details.

Also, they have office hours in room 913 on Monday and Tuesday from 1:00 to 5:00

Friday, August 26, 2011

Watsonville Campus Bookstore Taking Orders

The College bookstore will be taking book orders in Watsonville during the first two weeks of school. Bookstore staff will be located in the new A&R location in room 4310, on the first floor of our three-story building.

The days and times will be as follows:

August 29th-31st
Monday - Wednesday
8:30am-11am &
4-7pm

September 6th-8th
Tuesday - Thursday
8:30am-11am &
4-7pm

Thursday, August 25, 2011

New Office Hours for Fall Semester

PLEASE NOTE: THESE OFFICE HOURS ARE NO LONGER CORRECT.
SEE NEW FALL HOURS HERE.

Effective Monday August 29th, Fast Track To Work office hours will be changed to the following:

Monday 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 5:00
Tuesday closed all day
Wednesday 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 5:00
Thursday 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 5:00
Friday 9:00 to 12:00 and closed in afternoon

Congested Parking

During the first few weeks of the semester, parking will be very difficult. Many extra people will be trying to add classes, and therefore will be trying to park. Plan accordingly and arrive at school early so you can get to your class or appointment on time.

The first week of school you may park in a student parking lot without a parking permit. However, if you park in a staff lot without any parking permit, you WILL get a ticket.

Starting the second week of school, regular parking rules apply.

You may pickup parking permits at the Student Affairs office in Aptos or at the Watsonville Center.

Student Planners

To help you stay organized this year, we have some wonderful student academic planners for our wonderful students! If you haven't already picked yours up, be sure to ask us about it when you stop by!

Need Food?

Learn about and apply for food and/or medical assistance in order to stay healthy. On the Benefits CalWIN site you can find out if you are potentially eligible for Food Stamps or Medi-Cal, apply for benefits with one online application for Food Stamps or Medi-Cal, or re-certify Food Stamps and/or complete a Food Stamp Quarterly Report.

Remember food is available from the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz & San Benito Counties. Call 662-0991 for more information.

It's Not Too Late to Apply for Financial Aid!

All Fast Track To Work students must apply for financial aid. Have you filled out your FAFSA for this coming 11/12 school year? If you have not, it's not too late! Do it now before classes start and you get really busy.

Cabrillo Financial Aid
FAFSA

CalWORKs Hourly Activity Reports

CalWORKs students, remember to turn in your monthly Hourly Activities Reports to our office. We will forward to your ETS at the County after we verify your class enrollment.

Here are the blank for August 1-15 and August 16 - 30. If you like to fill in as you go, here are blanks for September 1-15 and
September 16- 31. We also have copies of these in the office if you would like to pick them up here. Older forms may be found on the CalWORKs page on our website. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the monthly forms.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Flashcards & Games for Studying

Check out this website for a fun way to study. Quizlet is the largest flash cards and study games website with over 6 million free sets of flashcards covering every possible subject. It's the best place to play educational games, memorize vocabulary and study online. (Note: Be careful to verify the information first as there is no guarantee of accuracy.)

Got a Job???

...attend a Work Experience orientation and find out how to earn college credit for your work!

Check the Cooperative Work Experience Education website for the Fall 2011 Orientation schedule.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Watsonville Campus Bookstore Closed

The bookstore on the Watsonville Cabrillo Campus is now closed. Students may purchase their books at the Aptos campus bookstore or via the Cabrillo Bookstore website.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Drawing for Prizes!

When you come by to fill out your book voucher/request form, be sure to bring your VCC card with you. Your number will be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate to Kaleidoscope or the Cabrillo Bookstore!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Fall Parking Permits

You may be pick up your parking permit beginning August 15th at the Student Affairs office on the Aptos Campus, and the Admissions & Records office on the Watsonville Campus.

If you have not already done so, please add your parking permit to your registration as soon as possible. In the future, make your selection during your registration process in WebAdvisor. This helps streamline our process for paying your tuition and fees.

Remember, bus passes will not be available through Cabrillo for the Fall semester. If you need a bus pass, you must purchase it from the Santa Cruz Metro.

Books for Fall Classes

The bookstore will begin selling books to Fast Track students using vouchers on August 15th. You may come to our office now to begin the voucher process.

WIA Students
You must come to the office to fill out the 3-part WIA book request form. Please bring the following items with you: a copy of your current education plan showing Fall 2011, class schedule printout from WebAdvisor and class books printout from the bookstore website. You may use the computers in our office to print these items.

We will verify you are registered for classes on your ed plan, are only requesting required books for the classes you are enrolled in and that you are on the list at the bookstore. You may pick up your approved voucher on August 15th and take it to the bookstore to purchase your books. Remember to return your cash register receipt back to our office ASAP.

CalWORKs Students
You may come to our office now to fill out your book request form. Please bring the following items with you to submit with your request form: a copy of your current education plan showing Fall 2011, class schedule printout from WebAdvisor and class books printout from the bookstore website. You may use the computers in our office to print these items.

Once we verify you are registered for classes on your ed plan, are only requesting required books for the classes you are enrolled in and that you are on the list at the bookstore, we will fax your request to your ETS.

You may request the voucher be sent back to the Fast Track office for pickup or you can arrange to pick it up from your ETS. Remember if you pick up your voucher from your ETS, you must come to the FTTW office BEFORE going to the book store so we may stamp your voucher. These vouchers cannot be used at the bookstore before August 15th. Be sure to take a copy of the list of books to the bookstore when you purchase your books. They need to see which books have been approved. Remember to bring your cash register receipt back to our office ASAP.

Job Openings

Placement Pros Temporary Staffing Agency will be recruiting for current and future openings.

Workforce Santa Cruz County
Watsonville Career Center
18 West Beach

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Fish Packers
Forklift Drivers
Clerical Staff
General Laborers

Monday, July 11, 2011

New EDD VISA Debit Card

Beginning in July, 2011, rather than mailing paper checks, the EDD will mail claimants an electronic benefit payment, Visa-branded EDD Debit Card from Bank of America.

The EDD Debit CardSM allows customers to receive their benefits faster, easier, and more secure. It also provides customers with a direct deposit transfer option once they have received their card.

Customers receiving UI benefits will continue to receive printed checks until they are automatically identified to be switched over to the new debit card service. Due to system limitations, we can not inform individuals ahead of time when the switch will occur for them.

Customers will receive the following separately:

  • An Electronic Benefit Payment Notification letter when they are being switched over to the card.
  • A claim form without a check attached.
  • The card itself within approximately three to five business days of receiving the notification letter.
Claimants should direct any banking related questions to Bank of America, and continue to direct questions regarding UI benefits or claim information to EDD. Click here for more information.

Help the Harbor and Community Recover from the Tsunami!

The Workforce Investment Board (WIB) of Santa Cruz County has received a National Emergency Grant (NEG) to hire 57 workers to help repair tsunami damage. The NEG project will be administered by WIB with program operators Central Coast Energy Services (CCES) and the Community Action Board (CAB) of Santa Cruz County.

Who Can Apply? Anyone 18 years or older and who:

  • Lost their job temporarily or permanently because of the March 11, 2011 tsunami, or
  • Who is currently unemployed and qualifies as a “dislocated worker” (laid off or unemployed 15 out of the last 26 weeks, etc.)

What Kind of Jobs?
57 or more temporary jobs at the Santa Cruz Harbor and county coastal areas will be created over the next nine months starting July 18, 2011, including Crew Leader $18plus//hour and Crew Technician $11plus/hour. Each worker can earn a maximum of $12,000 or 1040 hours of employment, whichever comes first.

Click here for more information and how to apply.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

CalWORKs Hourly Activity Reports

CalWORKs students, remember to turn in your monthly Hourly Activities Reports to our office. We will forward to your ETS at the County after we verify your class enrollment.

Here are the blank forms for June 1-15 and June 16 - 30. If you like to fill in as you go, here are blanks for July 1-15 and July 16- 31. We also have copies of these in the office if you would like to pick them up here. Older forms may be found on the CalWORKs page on our website. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the monthly forms.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Attention SWIC Students

Remember that after you complete your summer courses, your next step will be job search. Fast Track is looking forward to assisting you with your search!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New Office Hours

Effective Tuesday July 5th, Fast Track To Work office hours will be changed to the following:

Monday 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 5:00
Tuesday closed in morning, open 1:00 to 5:00
Wednesday 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 5:00
Thursday 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 5:00
Friday closed all day