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Workforce Santa Cruz County provides adult (18+) and youth (16-24) job seekers and employees with access to a wide range of programs to improve skills, discover career pathways, participate in training, and so much more. Eligible youth may co-enroll in both youth and adult programs.

The following are highlighted training providers. Click here for the complete Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL).

Watsonville / Aptos / Santa Cruz Adult Education

Enroll in adult education classes to achieve more! Learn English; earn your GED or high school equivalency; train for a career in health or other field; prepare to become a U.S. citizen; or build on your parenting skills with a parent education class. También ofrecemos desarrollo educativo en español!

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Commercial Driving Course

Ready for a new career that puts you behind the wheel? MTS Training Academy offers comprehensive Class A, Class B, and Professional School Bus Driver training in the commercial driving industry. Explore the opportunities that lie on the road ahead!

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Career Technical Education Partnership

Are you a high school student who doesn’t want to wait until college to start training for a career? Or an adult looking to earn a certification that will put you into a good-paying job? The Santa Cruz County Career Technical Education Partnership can help, with tuition-free or fee-based high-quality career technical education training.

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Cabrillo College Extension

Ready to learn more to achieve more? The Cabrillo College Extension has no shortage of options for adults, including computers and technology, money and investment, and professional skills and development. Check out their offerings today and take that first step to building your knowledge!

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First-Line Supervisor Program

Gain the skills you need for a work promotion through Cabrillo College’s First-Line Supervisor Program. During the 12-week program, you will learn the communication, management, and leadership skills you need to become a successful manager. The program is 100% online. Think of how good it will feel to finally step into a leadership role!

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