Monday, October 27, 2014

MAX Co-Op Halloween Diaper Drive

We are accepting all sizes and all brands of disposable diapers, wipes and pull-ups. Coffee, donuts and fruit will be available all day in the Fast Track To Work lobby in SAC West.

Friday, October 31, 11am – 4pm

Costumes are welcome!

CalWORKs October Hourly Activity Reports Due November 5

Here all of the monthly HAR forms for Fall 2014.

Print out the PDF and fill in by hand or open the Excel file and type in your hours. The formulas in the Excel file will add up your hours for you. You may also pick up copies in our office.

PDF forms:

Excel files:

Remember that for every one hour of class you may claim one hour of unsupervised study time. Study time beyond that must be supervised. You can work in the Fast Track office, Library, Computer Technology Center, STEM Center, or Tutorials Center for these hours.

Monthly reports are due on 5th of the following month. Turn it in by then and you will be entered into our drawing for a $25 gift card!

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

English PDF    English Excel 

Spanish PDF   Spanish Excel

Monday, October 20, 2014

Write Better with Draft

Easy version control and collaboration for writers. A great tool for improving your writing and for writing with others.

Online Graphing Calculator

Microsoft Mathematics provides a set of mathematical tools that help students get school work done quickly and easily. With Microsoft Mathematics, students can learn to solve equations step-by-step while gaining a better understanding of fundamental concepts in pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, physics, chemistry, and calculus.

Microsoft Mathematics includes a full-featured graphing calculator that’s designed to work just like a handheld calculator. Additional math tools help you evaluate triangles, convert from one system of units to another, and solve systems of equations. 

Download Microsoft Mathematics to your Windows computer - FREE

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Is Your Ed Plan Up To Date?

Believe it or not, Spring registration is coming! You can schedule an appointment with our counselor to make sure your ed plan is correct and has the correct classes for the Spring semester. 

Spring Early Registration for is November 24.

Fall 2014 Mid-Term Progress Reports

All Fast Track To Work students must complete this mandatory Academic Progress Report. Print the document, take it to class, have your instructors fill it out, then return the completed form to Fast Track To Work on or before October 24th.
On October 27 there will be a drawing from all of the returned reports for San Francisco Giants apparel!

Fast Track students who are also part of EOPS may have their instructors sign either the Fast Track or EOPS progress report form. Fast Track and EOPS will accept either form. 

We have blank forms at the front desk too. If you have any questions, please let us know!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Want to get college credit for working?

Then join us Wednesday, October  15th from 3:30pm - 4:30pm at the Fast Track office.
Come prepared  with questions and ideas.  Meet Matt Weiss and get the process started!

Cooperative Work Experience Education (CWEE) is an academic program in which students earn college credit for what they learn while working at paid jobs or as volunteers (even if self-employed). Often CWEE units will apply to the Associate Degree and/or can be transferred to 4-year California State Universities as elective credit.

Students must work 75 hours (if paid) or 60 hours (if volunteer) over the semester for each unit attempted. Students who work at least 20 hours a week can earn up to 4 units of credit in one semester.   

Please RSVP to Jenna at, or by texting her at 831-531-7217

Friday, October 10, 2014

Fast Track Drop Box

Fast Track now has a drop box outside our garage back door. You are welcome to drop off paperwork for us when our office is closed. We will check the box every morning.

2014 Autumn work2future Job Fair

There will be more than 50 employers with over 3,000 job openings at this job fair.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Santa Clara County Fair Grounds, 344 Tully Road, San Jose

Work2Future 2014 Job Fair
Information Flyer

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Do You Need a Few More Units?

Did you drop a class and now need to pick up more units? Register now for the 8 week CyberSession! Classes begin October 27!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Kelly Services Hiring Event

Kelly Services will be having a hiring event at the Workforce Santa Cruz County Watsonville Career Center.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 12:00pm to 3:00pm 18 West Beach Street, room 2 Watsonville

Human Resources / Assistants
Customer Services Representatives
Machine Operators
Packaging Operators
Shipping / Receiving

Looking for Work?

If you are interested in receiving information on hiring events and/or job openings, you can register at the Workforce Santa Cruz County virtual career center at to get weekly emails regarding employment opportunities.

Job Fair October 23

Beutler Corporation will be having a hiring event at the Workforce Santa Cruz County Watsonville Career Center.

Thursday, October 23, 2014
18 West Beach Street, room 2

Please refer to this flyer for job opening information.

Emeline County Office Construction

ETS staff in North county have been temporarily moved to new locations while they complete construction at Emeline.

It is best to reach everyone by email. They anticipate being in the temporary locations for possibly six weeks.

Need Glasses?

The Santa Cruz Host Lions Club offers assistance for eye exams and glasses. Click for the application.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Pass/No Pass Deadline 10/4

Saturday, October 4 is the deadline to choose a pass/no pass option for Fall classes.

In some classes you can choose the P/NP grading option rather than a letter grade. Grades of P (pass) and NP (no pass) are not factored into your GPA. A P grade is a passing grade indicating satisfactory completion of course requirements. A NP grade is not a passing grade but will not hurt your GPA.

This grading option is not intended for courses required by your major. Transfer students should meet with a counselor prior to taking math or English composition courses via the P/NP grading option. Generally, math and English composition courses should be taken for letter grade.

For AA/AS degrees, up to twelve semester units may be P grades instead of letter grades.

Great Educational Resources From UC Davis

Free Wiki Books - Think Outside The Book


On Campus? Hungry?

Here's a link to the Food Services on campus, including open hours!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Live Your Dream Awards

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

The Live Your Dream Awards involves three levels of cash awards. The program begins at the local Soroptimist club-level, where award amounts vary. Local-level award recipients become eligible for region-level awards of either $3,000 or $5,000. Region-level award recipients then become eligible to receive one of three international-level awards of $10,000.

Application deadline is November 15.

Live Your Dream Award information
Application Information

Application form
Eligibility Requirements

Reference Form

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CalWORKs HAR Information

The monthly drawing for September HARs will be a brand-new Giants t-shirt or sweatshirt, your choice.
September HARs are due on the 6th of October.
Good Luck!