Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Fast Track Office Hours

The Fast Track office will NOT be closing on May 22 and 23 in the afternoons. We will maintain our normal business hours.

Mon, Wed, Thurs: 8-12 and 1-5
Tuesday: 8-10 and 1-5
8 - 12, closed in afternoon

Monday, May 20, 2013

Cabrillo's Pre-Medical Association Internship Workshop

Find the Right Internship
Increase Your Chances of Landing an Interview
Perfect Your Interviewing Skills
Gain the Tools You Need to be Successful

Thursday May 23 @ 7:00 PM
SAC East, Room 226

Click here for more information.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Benefits of a Virtual Career Center Card

If you are a Fast Track student, you must have a Workforce Santa Cruz County Career Center (purple and teal) card. The county requires us to keep track of the number of students we service. The VCC card scanner allows us to do this. Remember to scan your card every time you come into the office, even if you just ask one question, turn in your HAR form, or use our student computers.

If you don't have a card, go to to sign up.
  • In the top left corner "Everyone is Welcome" box
  • Click on "Not Registered?"
  • Create a "User Account", "Individual"
  • Enter your information
  • Stop by the office to pick up your card!
The Virtual Career Center website offers many benefits.
  • Career and Job Seeker Services
  • Education Services
  • Labor Market Information
  • Community and Financial Services
  • Unemployment Services
  • Veteran, Senior, and Youth Services

Unemployment Insurance (EDD) Customer Service Information

Please note that, starting next Monday, May 20, 2013 the UI (Unemployment Insurance) customer service line will be available from 8 a.m. to noon ONLY. Please see the news release for details.

EDD telephone numbers

Here is a list of self-help alternatives available to claimants:
  • eApply4UI to file a new claim or reopen a claim for benefits online.
  • The EDD website to find UI information, such as expanded frequently asked questions, Tips of the Week, and Tip/Fact Sheets on key services.
  • The AskEDD feature on the EDD website for submitting questions about a claim. Claimants will receive a confirmation that their question has been received and avoid the repeat dials of trying to reach a UI agent by phone.
  • Computers available in One-Stop Career Centers throughout the state or in public libraries to access the EDD website and online services. Claimants can call the U.S. Department of Labor toll-free helpline at 1-877-US-2JOBS to find the One-Stop Career Center nearest them.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

CalWORKs May Hourly Activity Reports

CalWORKs students: Remember it's easier to fill out your May Hourly Activity Report daily instead of at the end of the month.

Here are links to the May forms. You can also pick up a copy in our office. 
May 1 - 15
May 16 - 31 

These are due on June 6. Remember you will be entered into our drawing for a $50 gas card if you turn it in by the 6th!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Graduation Information

For those of you graduating in a few weeks, here's a couple links to important information about the big day!
Graduation information letter
Graduation RSVP

Scan Your Card Every Visit

Every time you visit Fast Track, please remember to scan your teal and purple Workforce Santa Cruz County Career Center card. If you do not have a card, please go to the Santa Cruz Virtual Career Center website to sign up, then come to the office to get your card!

We must track the number of students we provide services to. The future funding of our programs depend on YOU!

Summer Academic Survival Skills Class

There are still openings in the one unit Counseling and Guidance 205 summer class. Get help developing college survival skills, including note taking, test taking, time management, and studying effectively.

The class meets on two Saturdays, July 13 and 20 from 9:00 to 6:00. (The class is usually done before 6:00.)

CG 205, section 80239

If you take this summer class, you can enroll in CG 205L in the Fall or Spring for up to 3 units.

Kid's Clothing Swap

The MAX Co-Op group is hosting a kid's clothing swap on June 12, 1:30 to 4:30 at the Fast Track office.
Click here for more info.

Monday, May 13, 2013

$5 Annual State Park Passes for CalWORKs Students

Summer is here! Remember, as a CalWORKs recipient you are eligible to purchase an annual State Park pass for only $5. Stop by our office to fill out the form.

Student Employment Job Openings

Cabrillo's Student Employment office currently has over 20 on-campus student jobs that are either hiring now or for fall posted on their on-line student job board. Additionally, they have almost 200 off-campus job listings currently posted for Cabrillo students.

Students can register on-line to use the job board, or you can go to the Student Employment office here in our building if you need assistance.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Last Day to Withdraw

May 11 is the last day to drop a full-term section with a grade of "W".

It is your responsibility to formally withdraw from courses. Instructors will not do it for you. You may receive an F on your transcript even if you stopped attending. There will be a hold on your records and you won't be able to register for classes. For more info, please contact Admissions and Records.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Scan Your VCC Card

Every time you visit Fast Track, please remember to scan your teal and purple Workforce Santa Cruz County Career Center card. If you do not have a card, tell us and we will show you how to sign up.

We must track the number of students we provide services to. The future funding of our programs depend on YOU!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Counseling Drop In Appointments

On Thursday May 9 we will have an academic counselor here for drop in appointments starting at 9:00, ending at 2:00.

Fall 2013 Registration

If you received an email from Cabrillo about your date/time slot for registering, it may be incorrect. Fast Track students have priority, if you have a current education plan with Fast Track that includes Fall 2013, you should be able to register on 5/9 at 8:00 a.m.

The schedule of Fall 2013 classes is available and classes are 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 Spring 2013 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.

Your are NOT registered yet! 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, you must do the following:
Log into WebAdvisor 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!

Here's a WebAdvisor tutorial also.

Stop by the office if you'd like our help!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Fremont Union High School District Job Opening

 Fremont Union High School District has job openings for Para Educators. Click here for details.

12 Step Recovery Program Meetings on Campus

This is an excellent resource for students, faculty and staff who are struggling with or have been impacted by Alcohol and Substance Abuse.

The room has changed but the meeting has continued.

Thursdays 12:00 to 1:00 PM
Room 455

Student Body Elections 2013

Voting Begins: Monday, May 6, 2013
Voting Closes: Friday, May 10, 2013 at 4pm

NOTE -- These common errors will disqualify the student vote:
  • Incorrect student ID number
  • Misspelled last and/or first name
  • Duplicate votes - all will be disqualified
Students can only vote by accessing the following link:

Students may vote from their own personal computers
or at various election "booths" around campus through next week.

For ques tions about the student body elections contact:
Charlotte Achen , ASCC President at 479-3219 or
Flor Chacón, Student Ac&vi&es Coordinator at 479-3508 or
Sesario R. Escoto, Dean of Student Services 479-6525 or