Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fall Parking Permits and Bus Passes

If you need a parking pass in the Fall, remember to select a parking permit during the registration process. This helps streamline the 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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

CalWORKs Hourly Activity Reports

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

You may print blank forms from our the CalWORKs page on our website. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the monthly forms.

$5 Annual State Park Passes for CalWORKs Students

Spring is here so you might be going to the State Parks more now. Remember, as a CalWORKs recipient you are eligible to purchase an annual park pass for only $5. Pick up the form at our office.

Personal Counseling

High stress is very common this time of the semester.

If you'd like to meet with a personal counselor, remember that the Student Health Center has personal counselors available for you. The health fee that students pay each semester pays for this.

Also, CalWORKs students, you have personal counseling services available to you through CalWORKs. You may see a counselor by yourself or bring the whole family. Talk to your ETS for more information.

Are Your Fees Paid?

Before May 5th, log into WebAdvisor and click on Make A Payment to make sure you do not have a balance due. Any prior balance due can prevent you from registering for new classes.

If there is a balance due, contact our office now!

Tutoring Help

Do you feel like you could use a tutor right about now? Tutoring help is available from the Tutorial Center and Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS).

AGS tutoring request forms are available in the club area in SAC East and the form is also available as a google document that is public on the web to view and print. The filled out forms should be placed in the box labeled AGS Tutoring in the club area.

Summer and Fall Semester Registration

If you are continuing at Cabrillo beyond this semester, by now you should be registered for your summer classes. Registration started for continuing students on April 11.

Registration for the Fall 2011 semester begins in a few weeks. The fall schedule should be online on May 1st. Priority registration begins on May 9th and for continuing students May 11th. Login to WebAdvisor to register.

CalWORKs students who are making satisfactory progress, have a current ed plan, and have applied for BOG will have priority registration and be able to register starting May 9!

Please Note: Tuition for the Fall Semester has been increased to $36/unit.

Your Checklist
1) Make sure you have a current education plan
2) Look at the Fall class schedule and map out your classes from your ed plan
3) If you have not already, apply for FAFSA/BOG
4) 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

Panetta Institute Lecture Series May 23

The fourth and final student program in the 14th annual Panetta Institute Lecture Series presented by the Panetta Institute for Public Policy will take place on May 23, 2011.

This year’s theme is Protecting the American Dream for Our Children. The fourth lecture, Can Civility Be Returned in Governing Our Nation?, will be held on Monday, May 23 and will feature Evan Bayh and John Warner,former United States senators. Judy Woodruff, co-anchor and senior correspondent for PBS News Hour, will moderate the discussion.

The afternoon student program will begin with registration at 12:15 p.m. at the University Center of CSUMB. At 1:00 p.m., a CSUMB official will welcome the students, followed by a video on the history of Fort Ord and CSUMB. Then, focusing on the lecture topic for that day, Dr. Richard Kezirian, Panetta Institute professor, will facilitate an academic exercise from 1:00 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. Dr. Kezirian will inform students on the issues to be discussed and encourages them to develop questions and comments for interactive dialogue with the speakers. During a brief student reception a group photo will be taken with the guest speakers, moderator and Sylvia Panetta. Following this, around 2:30 p.m., the lecture begins with the guest speakers and moderator presenting a discussion amongst themselves. Following, the speakers will answer the students’ questions. The program will end at 4:00 p.m.

Students are encouraged to register to attend the lecture by 5/9/11. They can register at the Student Affairs desk in SAC East.
Students must provide their own transportation. If you have questions, please call Lois Christos at 831.477.3584.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Granite Rock Employment Opportunities

The following positions are currently available at Graniterock. For more information about any of these positions, call Graniterock’s employment opportunity information line at 831.768.2166 or send an e-mail to

After Hours Security
Location: A.R. Wilson Quarry, Aromas

Communication Services Representative
Location: Corporate Office, Watsonville

Concrete Dispatcher
Location: Peninsula Concrete, Redwood City

Location: Transportation Services, A.R. Wilson Quarry, Aromas

Legal Assistant
Location: Corporate Office, Watsonville

Mixer Truck Driver
Location: Peninsula Concrete

Oil Transport Driver
Location: Transportation Services, Northern Area

Purchasing Manager
Location: A.R. Wilson Quarry, Aromas

Truck Mechanic
Location: Peninsula Concrete, Redwood City

Weighmaster/Customer Service (Temporary)
Location: A.R. Wilson Quarry

Volunteer Opportunity Fair

Tuesday May 10 from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. in the Cabrillo Cafeteria on the Aptos campus.
  • Make important networking contacts
  • Gain work experience
  • Learn or develop skills
  • Feel needed and valued
  • Build self-esteem and
  • Make a difference in self-confidence someone’s life
  • Enhance your résumé
  • Explore new interests
  • Meet new people
  • Teach your skills to others
Learn how you can earn college credit for volunteering!

Confirmed attendee’s as of April 1 include:
The Museum of Art & History
United Way
Women’s Crisis Support~Defensa de Mujeres
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Watsonville Volunteer Center
Girls For A Change
Animal Services of Santa Cruz County
Community Television of Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz AIDS Project
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz Volunteer Center VIP/ Americorps
Walnut Avenue Women's Center
Jacob's Heart
Seymour Discovery Center
Co-Op Work Experience

Cabrillo College Presents Fifth Annual Social Justice Conference April 29-30

An Opening Reception for the Conference will be held at the Cabrillo College Watsonville Center on Friday, April 29 from 6-9 p.m., and the Conference will be held at Cabrillo’s Aptos Campus on Saturday, April 30 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

This year’s conference features keynote speaker Sharaud Moore, one of the original Freedom Writers and published author, whose works are featured in ‘The Freedom Writers Diary.’ The conference also includes guest speakers Ted Cox and the Triangle Speakers, breakout sessions, the popular Community Fair and a Children's Fair.

When/Where: Opening Reception & Film Screening: Friday, April 29, 6 – 9 p.m., Cabrillo Watsonville Center;
Conference: Saturday, April 30, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Aptos Campus
Admission is free and open to the public. A complimentary light lunch will be served.
For More Information: Adela Najarro, 831-479-6405 or

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bus Passes

Bus passes will no longer be available through Cabrillo College after Spring Semester 2011. Monthly bus passes will be available through Santa Cruz Metro.

Central Coast Center for Independent Living is Hiring!

CCCIL is hiring for a Temporary (approximately 3 months) Independent Living Specialist to provide services in Santa Cruz County. Click below for a description of the position. 

Extended Date for Student Body Elections - 4/29

Dear Cabrillo Student,
You are encouraged to exercise your right to vote. The students who are voted in to the Student Senate will be managing a budget of approximately $245,000 in discretionary funds, $30,000 of Student Representation Fee Funds and $130,000 of Student Center Fee Funds during the next academic year.


You must only vote once. Duplicate votes and inaccurate student ID numbers will be disqualified.

Please inform your Cabrillo friends of this opportunity to vote. Voting has been extended to Friday, April 29, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.

To vote please click on:

If you have questions about the student body elections you may call:

Chris Peeden, ASCC Vice President at 295-0379.
Flor Chacón, Student Activities Coordinator at 477-3508.
Sesario R. Escoto, Dean of Student Services at 479-6525

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Suspension of payments for WIA supportive services claims for the remainder 2010/2011 fiscal year

The Workforce Investment Board has requested Fast Track To Work notify you of this important change.

The Workforce Investment Board staff reviews ongoing WIA program expenditures with the County fiscal staff on a quarterly basis. In the April 12 fiscal review of commitment and expenditure amounts, it has become necessary for the WIB to stop all supportive services payments for the balance of the fiscal year. We regret that this action is necessary due to the uncertainty of appropriations for the remaining fiscal year.

Effective immediately, no further supportive services claims (i.e. transportation reimbursements) will be processed nor paid out by the County Fiscal staff. County Fiscal staff will only process the claims they received up to Friday, April 8, 2011.

Continuing WIA participant services, i.e. WIA training scholarship and support services are always contingent on the availability of WIA federal funding to the Workforce Investment Board Santa Cruz County. When the actual expenditures exceed the commitments it becomes necessary to make some immediate changes to the program expenditures.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Register for Summer Classes Now

If you are taking Summer classes, you can register for those now. There were no time slots assigned for Summer registration. All continuing students could start registering on Monday, 4/11. New students can begin registering on Monday 4/18.

Monday, April 4, 2011

WIA Reimbursement Request Form

WIA students requesting reimbursement must submit their request within 30 days from the date of purchase. Use the form at the bottom of the WIA page of our website to submit with your proof of purchase and original receipts. Please refer to this post for approved items.

Tuesdays Office Hours Change

The Fast Track To Work office will now be closing at 10:30 on Tuesdays for our staff meeting. We will reopen after lunch at 1:00.