Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Monterey Bay Aquarium Free to Local Residents, Feb 3-9

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is kicking off its 30th anniversary by offering free admission to all residents of Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties from Feb. 3-9.

For free admission, residents must present proof of current local residence, college ID or utility bill at the main entrance.Out-of-town guests will be asked to pay full admission.

It is guaranteed to be busy but it is a great opportunity for entire families to enjoy the Aquarium!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fast Track Office Closed 1/21, 12:00 to 2:00

The Fast Track Office will be closed for Flex Week activities on:
January 21
12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Fast Track Closed January 17

The Fast Track To Work office will be closed all day on Friday, January 17.

Spring 2014 Parking Pass Available

Passes are available now. Pick up at Aptos campus Student Affairs SAC East or Watsonville Admissions & Records office. Bring your ID with you.

If you need a parking pass for Spring semester, please use WebAdvisor to add it to your registration fees. 
Find it on the student menu under the Registration section, choose "Optional: Parking Permit, Childcare Fund."

Financial Aid - eServices Day!

Open workshops at Cabrillo College.

Every 2nd Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
SAC West 201

Every 3rd Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Room A350

Cash For College

Financial Aid Workshop

February 8  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Presentations on the hour every hour

Cabrillo College rooms 825 and 828

Open lab for FAFSA, Dream Applicaiton, and eforms

Financial Aid Outreach Presentations

Outreach events open to the public:

January 16  6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Louden Nelson Community Center, Room 3, Santa Cruz

January 22  6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Cabrillo College, Room 510, Aptos

January 23  6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Watsonville High School, Mello Center and Library, Watsonville

Friday, January 10, 2014

Spring 2014 Book Voucher Barbeque!

Food!    Fun!    Friends!    Books!
Come to Fast Track for lunch and pick up your Spring book voucher.

We'll provide hot dogs and drinks. You can bring a side dish to share like chips, veggies & dip, potato salad... Store bought is fine! Children are welcome also.

Fast Track To Work office
January 22
11:00 to 2:00

Fast Track will write your book voucher for required books for classes that you are registered for that are on your education plan we have on file for you.

Please note: You must complete this survey before you receive your book voucher.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

$5 Annual State Park Passes for CalWORKs Students

It's a new year! Time for a new State Park pass!

Remember, as a CalWORKs recipient you are eligible to purchase an annual State Park pass for only $5. Fill out this form and drop it off at Fast Track to start the process.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Do You Have EDD Questions?

Stop by our office on Thursdays from 2:00 to 4:00 to talk to Alan!

Click here for information about what he can help you with.

Student Affairs Student Assistant Job Opening

SA II (Student Assistant) C-502-0

This is a temporary position and you would be taking pictures for student activity cards during late registration. The job will be for 1 up to 3 weeks at the beginning of the spring 2014 semester. There is paid training offered.

Please contact Kim Flock in SAC East or call 831-479-6571 for an application if interested.

Volunteers needed for Welcome Tables!

It's that time again! Spring semester is almost here!

Student Services will provide two welcome tables (one in the Quad and one in the SAC Plaza) the first two days of school to help students find their classrooms and to answer basic questions. This service always receives great feedback from both students and volunteers. It's a fun, rewarding way to assist students.

They will be tabling
Monday and Tuesday, January 27 and 28, from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM, and then again from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

Contact Sandi Moore,, if you are able to volunteer for a shift of 30 or 60 minutes (or more) and let her know when you are available. Bring a buddy if you want!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Karl S. Pister $20,000 Scholarship to attend UCSC

If you are transferring to UCSC, we encourage you to apply for the prestigious $20,000 Karl S. Pister Scholarship.

The application deadline is February 3, 2014. Click for more information and the application

Spring 2014 Book Voucher BBQ

Food!    Fun!    Friends!    Books!
Come to Fast Track for lunch and pick up your Spring book voucher.
Children are welcome also.

Fast Track To Work office
January 22
11:00 to 2:00

Please note: You must complete this survey before you receive your book voucher.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Free Child Safety Seats

Here is a list of places in the county to get a free car seat.

To qualify, you must have low income and live within the jurisdiction of the fire station (or distribution center) to obtain a free car seat. You must watch a safety video and then the seat will be installed in the car. There might be a short waiting list at some of the locations. A participant has to call to make an appointment.

Winter Vet-Net 2014

POST 9/11 Veterans and their Unique Challenges to Readjustment

January 30th, 2014
10am to 1pm

The following topics will be discussed:
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Family
  • Counseling
  • Substance Abuse
  • VA Benefits
County Medical Clinic
Basement Auditorium
1080 Emeline Ave. Bldg D
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Training for FosterEd Volunteer Educational Support Program

The next training for the FosterEd Volunteer Educational Support program is January 21st and 23rd. Please see the flyer for more details and help spread the word!

Educational Supports provide coaching and mentoring to parents and key adults to support children in foster care to succeed in school. For inquiries, contact Kim Corneille, County Office of Education, (831) 763-8997

CalWORKs December Hourly Activity Reports Due

Here are links to the December and January forms. You can also pick up copies in our office. 

December 2013 - Print version 
December 2013 - Excel version

January 2014 - Print version
January 2014 - Excel version

December's report is due on January 10. Turn it in by then and you will be entered into our drawing for a $25 Cabrillo Book Store gift card!

Also, here are blank versions if you need to catch up with previous months.

Blank print versions: English or Spanish
Blank Excel versions: English or Spanish