Due to the unhealthy air quality, all classes are cancelled Friday and Saturday (Nov. 16 and 17). Our offices will also be closed those days.

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College Exploraton, Planning and Application Resources

Career Self-Assessment When you search for a career, review your interests, skills, values, and personality. There are many assessment surveys that can help you identify these traits. The career counselor's office at your school or institution is an excellent resource for such surveys. The Internet is replete with many good surveys that are available to you at no cost.

Bay Area Apprenticeship Programs at a Glance A union apprenticeship is an excellent career choice if you like to work with your hands; are willing to serve an apprenticeship for up to five years, depending on the trade you select; have dexterity, mechanical ability, problem-solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a team; want to earn a living wage and good benefits; and want the opportunity to advance in your career.

http://www.buildingC3.com Do You Have What It Takes?A career in the building and construction trades can be a rewarding experience. In addition to excellent pay and benefits, construction offers an opportunity to work outside, to work with your hands and to work as part of a team.

www.CaliforniaColleges.edu Welcome to CaliforniaColleges.edu, California's FREE official source for college and career planning.

www.collegedata.com Find the college that's right for you! Search for colleges that match your personal preferences, or find any college by name. To learn more about the colleges in your match results, view the CollegeData College Profiles — the best collection of information about 1,900 U.S. colleges and universities on the Web!

LifeWorks Discover the work that fits your life best.The Career Finder sifts through 130 possibilities and creates a list of jobs for you to explore based on your interests and skills.

www.csumentor.org Learn more about a CSU campus. Start your planning with the High School or Transfer Planner. Find the campuses that meet your needs. Prepare now for math and English courses.

www.dvc.edu What's new at Diablo Valley College. Check out DVC's schedule of courses.

www.laspositascollege.edu Whats's new at Las Positas College. Check out Las Positias schedule of courses, how to get started and more.

www.peralta.cc.ca.us Find information on the College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, and Vista College.

www.assist.org ASSIST is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California’s public colleges and universities and provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about student transfer in California.

http://www.testprepreview.com/ Links to practice tests for GED, SAT, ACT etc.

California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, with 2.6 million students attending 112 colleges. Our colleges provide students with the knowledge and background necessary to compete in today’s economy. With a wide range of educational offerings, the colleges provide workforce training, basic courses in English and math, certificate and degree programs and preparation for transfer to four-year institutions.

University of California The 10 campuses of the University of California open their doors to all who work hard and dream big. Through its teaching, research and public service, UC drives California's economy and leads the world in new directions.

The Princeton Review Start planning your college education today with the free college admissions and scholarships information from The Princeton Review.

The ACT Whether you are uncertain about going to college or you just need some reassurance you're on the right track. Learn why you should go to college.

Helpful Websites for Careers Planning

http://www.californiacareers.info Welcome to CaliforniaCareers.Info, the web home of the California Career Resource Network. This website contains resources for students, counselors, parents, teachers, in short, anyone interested in developing the career self-management skills necessary in today's world of work. Feel free to stay a while and come back often, we hope you enjoy the journey.

www.CACareerZone.org Self-Assessments can help you know yourself better. And knowing yourself better can help you choose a satisfying job or occupational field to explore. After High School you will need to work to pay for housing, transportation, and clothes. Find out how much money you will need and which occupations will pay for all your needs.

www.edenrop.org Eden Area ROP offers over 135 career-preparation courses in the areas of Business, Health, Home Economics, and Industrial Technology at the ROP Hayward Center and throughout the various school sites in Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, and San Lorenzo Unified School Districts. Many ROP courses have been articulated with Chabot Community College District, awarding college credit to ROP students achieving articulation standards. Most Hayward Center ROP courses offer community classroom and cooperative education instruction (work site learning). Upon successful completion of an ROP course, students receive a Certificate of Completion indicating occupational and work behavior skills demonstrated by the student.

www.bacareerguide.org Your Guide to Community College Career & Technical Education. Bay Area Career Guide is a free online resource to discover, understand and pursue hundreds of career and technical education (CTE) opportunities at San Francisco Bay Area’s 26 community colleges.

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