Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pause for Paws December 8

Financial Aid and Your Ed Plan

If you are receiving financial aid, you must inform the Financial Aid Department of your education plan in Student Planning. Use the "student correspondence form" in WebAdvisor. Click here for instructions.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Dinner

The Word of Life Church of God in Christ is giving out chickens and food for Thanksgiving:
Today 11/25
between 2:30-4:30
231 Wilkes Circle, Santa Cruz

They will also have a Thanksgiving dinner open to the community:

Tomorrow 11/26
between 2:30-6:30
Loudon Nelson Center, 301 Center Street

CalWORKs November Hourly Activity Reports Due December 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, November 24, 2014

Cabrillo College Annual Thanksgiving Dinner 2014

The ASCC Student Senate Cordially invites the Cabrillo College community to the Cabrillo College Annual Thanksgiving Dinner 2014 Students, staff, faculty, family, and friends are invited to this free event

Watsonville Center
Monday, November 24th, 2014 from 5-7pm
in A130-Mulitpurpose Room

Aptos Campus
Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 from 5-7pm
in our Cafeteria building 900

Il Dolce Suono
Sammy the Seahawk

Food Menu:
Turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, vegan stuffing, veggie side, dinner rolls, and pumpkin pie 

Donations for Second Harvest Food Drive and Cabrillo Food Pantry are welcome (cash, checks, and canned food)
"A dollar feeds a family of four!"

Friday, November 21, 2014

Are You Ready To Register for Spring Classes?

The schedule of Spring 2015 classes is available and classes are visible in WebAdvisor. Fast Track To Work students should have a registration time of 11/24 at 8:00 a.m. Verify your registration date and time by clicking on My Registration Priority under Registration.

Use Student Planning in WebAdvisor to get everything ready for your registration date/time slot now. Here is information about getting around in Student Planning.

You should already have classes listed in the Spring 2015 semester. Click on each one to choose the date/time you need. Once you have your class sections selected you can register for them by clicking on the individual class Register button or the Register Now button in the top right corner.

Stop by the office if you would like some assistance!

Free Bicycle Helmets!

Children under 18 are required to wear an ASTM or CPSC approved, properly fitted and fastened helmet when on a bicycle, skateboard, roller skates, or scooter.

To pick up a free helmet, contact the Cabrillo College Bike Co-op in room 913C, below the Cafeteria.

High Achievers Scholarship for Career Technical Education (CTE) students

The Cabrillo College Foundation is pleased to announce that the High Achievers Scholarship for Career Technical Education (CTE) students are available again this year! Ten outstanding students will be chosen to receive a $10,000 High Achievers Scholarship for Career Technical Education; disbursed over three semesters.

The scholarships are for exceptional CTE students who intend to complete the CTE program within two years and obtain a job in the career technical field upon graduation from the program. This scholarship is not intended for students who plan to transfer to another college. If a student has already fulfilled 25% or more of their classes towards their CTE certification, they are not eligible for the scholarship.

The deadline for students to submit the High Achievers Scholarship for CTE applications is December 15, 2014 at 5 p.m. to your CTE Program Chair.

Click here for the guidelines and application for the High Achievers Scholarship for CTE.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Looking for workshops to meet your requirements?

The following is a list of workshops that will count for CARE, CalWORKs and WIA contacts.

We hope to see you at one:

Friday, December 5th at noon     Stress Management
Friday, December 12th at noon   Financial Fitness Revisited
Friday, December 19th at noon   Pajama Party - Student Recognition

RSVP by text to 831-531-7217, with your name and your student ID#

Monday, November 17, 2014

Genesis ATC Job Openings

Three openings in Watsonville and Santa Cruz and they are warehouse supply attendants. All of them are part-time and the pay rate is $12.00.

Watsonville Job Description

Santa Clara County Job Opening for Day Care Center Aide

Submit online application by Tue. 11/18/14 at
Part-Time salary $21.88 - $26.41 Hourly

Friday, November 14, 2014

Santa Cruz Children' Discovery Museum

Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery opens in the Capitola Mall. Over two years of planning and three months of building and design are finally culminating with the grand opening celebration this Saturday November 15th! Doors open from 10 to 6 and a day full of fun is planned for you and the whole family:

10:30 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce and the Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture

11:00 Hula dancing featuring Te Hau Nui

12:00 Live music with the Brother's Vilozny

1:30 - 3:00 Face painting

4:00 - 5:00 Musical Me


The Monterey Bay Aquarium is celebrating its 30th anniversary with free admission for tri-county residents from Dec 6th to Dec 14th.

Admission is free to all residents of Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties during Community Week.

For the free admission, the public must present proof of current local residence, college ID, Monterey-Salinas Transit monthly bus pass or a utility bill at the main entrance.

Out of town guests will be asked to pay full admission.
Information: 831-648-4800.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Free Workshop - Open to EVERYONE

Spring 2015 Schedule is Online!

It's time to start preparing for the Spring semester. Dig out your ed plan and compare it to this schedule. Make sure the classes on your ed plan are being offered.

If the classes you need are not being offered or your ed plan doesn't have Spring 2015 on it, you must make an appointment with our counselor. Stop by or call us 479-6344.
Spring 2015 schedule

Community Bridges Job Opening

Community Bridges is seeking to hire a Nutrition Educator with Familia Center.

Job Description
Community Bridges Job Openings

Need Help Paying for Groceries?

Click here for qualifying information about CalFresh.
Online Information 24/7:

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Smoke-Free Campus on January 1, 2015

Cabrillo College will become a "smoke free" campus beginning January 1,2015.  Given this smoke-free campus initiative, Cabrillo will host three smoking cessation workshops for employees and students to attend this fall.

The third and final Health & Wellness workshop titled "Tips for Smoking Cessation" has been scheduled for Friday, November 14, 2014 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 426.  This workshop will provide you with the following valuable information:

  • The underlying reasons that cause you to smoke
  • Obstacles to quitting
  • Tips for creating a personalized smoke-free plan
This workshop will be conducted by Karin Leonard, a life coach/therapist and provides a clear, systematic approach to her training and coaching.

If you are interested in attending this workshop, please contact Susan Torres to sign-up at extension 6182 or via email at

Need Help Paying Your Water Bill?

Are you low-income and affected by the drought?

See this flyer for more information.
Community Action Board's Drought Water Assistance Program

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Best Buy Job Fair 11/7

Best Buy in Soquel is now hiring for all seasonal positions!

Apply online:

Or bring your resume and apply in person at the Job Fair
November 7th
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
2650 41st Ave.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Veterans Day BBQ

You are invited to a FREE Veterans Day BBQ!

Tuesday, November 11
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Aptos Campus
Plaza area by the lower level of Building 900

Chevron Stations Hiring Event

Monday, November 3, 2014

Live Your Dream Awards Application Due November 15

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