Friday, May 27, 2011

Are You Registered?

Wondering what classes are still open? Look at the Open Section Searcher on the Cabrillo website. Results reflect enrollment as of midnight.

Free Downloadable Application Software

If you need some applications like Word, Excel or PowerPoint but can't purchase them, here is a good alternative for you to download to your computer. Once it is on your computer, you don't need to be connected to the internet to use it. is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

Free Online Application Software

Did you know that at you can use their online Documents Programs for spreadsheets, word processors and presentation software for FREE?

Log on into your Google account at
Click on "more" from the links at the top of the page
Go down to "documents."
From there you can select which program you want to use.

Also you can share your document with others to be able to view and or edit the document. It's great for working with a group from class.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Positive Parenting Program Workshops

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) Free Seminars for Parents of Children Birth-12yrs

◊ How can I improve my relationship with my child?
◊ What can I do when my child won’t listen to me?
◊ Will parenting ever get any easier?
◊ Am I the only parent that has these questions?!?

To register for a Triple P Seminar in Scotts Valley, contact Heather N. Thomsen at (831) 336-9859 or

To register for a Triple P Seminar in Watsonville at La Manzana Community Resources, contact Liliana Zamora-Perez at (831) 724-2997 ext 218.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Student Appreciation Cupcake Event

We are looking forward to our Student Appreciation Cupcake Event in honor of all that you do and all your hard work!

We hope you can stop by our office to pick up a cupcake and be appreciated!

Monday, May 23 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M.

Online Microsoft Office Training

Microsoft's website has online training for Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 versions. These can be done at your own pace and are free of charge.

Job Fair May 25th

WorkForce Santa Cruz County's Job Fair to be held at the Watsonville Career Center on Wednesday, May 25 from 3:00 to 4:30. Click here to see the flier and list of participating employers.

Strawberry Festival @ Walnut Ave Women's Center

The Walnut Avenue Women's Center is hosting their 23rd Annual Strawberry Festival. The community is invited to be part of the celebration including games, food, music, raffle prizes, and more. The focus of the fundraising this year is for their programs that serve children and youth in our community.

Saturday, June 4
11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
303 Walnut Avenue, Santa Cruz

Thursday, May 19, 2011

PG&E is Hiring

For anyone looking for a job, we have heard that PG&E is looking to hire people for the Apprentice Lineman position throughout its territory in California. Go to the PG&E website to apply. No experience needed. All training provided by PG&E. You may also call the PG&E Human Resources Apprentice Lineman hotline at 925-459-8100 for more information.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Carpooling Poster Contest Deadline Extended

The deadline for the poster contest has been extended to May 31st. Students have an opportunity to win scholarship prizes ($200, $75 and $50) for by entering the Carpooling Poster Design Contest sponsored by the Sustainability Council.

Entry form and additional information are also available through the club website for the Sustainability Council. Entries must be submitted to the Student Affairs Desk in SAC East by 5pm on Tuesday, May 31st.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Summer Session Books

The Bookstore will start selling books for the Summer Session on the first day of classes, June 13. You should stop by the office to fill out your book request form soon so that we have time to process your request before the first day of classes.

Free Online Courses & Certification offers nearly 200 free independent interactive multimedia training courses. Choose from a broad range of courses and start learning today!

ALISON invites you to explore their website and discover new learning opportunities. Whether you wish to up-skill, or simply improve your employment or promotion prospects, they provide interesting free learning opportunities for everyone. Course topics range from IT and Business Skills, Health, Photography, to English language and literature.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Student Appreciation Cupcake Event

Mark May 23rd on your calendar for Fast Track To Work's Student Appreciation Cupcake Event! from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M.

More information to come soon!

Apply Now for EOPS/CARE for Fall 2011

EOPS and CARE Applications for the Fall 2011 semester are now available on the EOPS website.

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services
EOPS is a state-funded effort designed to provide financial, counseling and academic support services for full-time Cabrillo students identified as educationally and economically disadvantaged.

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education

CARE is a program which represents a cooperative effort involving Cabrillo College, CalWORKs & California Employment Development Department. CARE assists in linking education, job training and supportive services for single parents on welfare.

Monday, May 9, 2011

WIA Reimbursements Requests

Have you paid for a covered expense but not yet turned in your reimbursement request paperwork? Go dig up your receipts and proof of payment and bring them in to the office along with your signed request form. Don't put it off any longer! Refer to this post about what is covered. Requests must be made within 30 days of purchase.

Remember, no transportation reimbursements will be made for the Spring semester.

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.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Fall Parking Permits

If you need a parking permit for the Fall semester, remember to request it while you are logged in to WebAdvisor.

Select ""Optional: Parking Permit, Childcare Fund" under the "Registration" section on the Student Menu.

Select the Fall 2011 term.

Click on Submit.

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.

Registering for Fall Classes

Fall 2011 classes are now visible in WebAdvisor. Get everything ready for your registration date/time slot now.

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 is up, 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.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

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 around May 15, 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.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Job Opening at Central Coast Energy Services

We now have the job application, description and information about CCES at the Fast Track office. They are sitting on the front desk if you would like one.

An amazing opportunity has just presented itself! Central Coast Energy Services is currently recruiting for the placement of two new Energy Corps members to work at Central Coast Energy Services.

Contact Sharon Hazel (831) 901-6741 or Noemí González (831) 539-6240 for a job description and application.

Applications must be completed and submitted via fax to (877) 568-8939 by 6:00 pm on May 6th, 2011.