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