Colleges and Programs
CalGrant Programs – Grants are available for students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree, vocational or career training. There is a long list of grant monies available that do not have to be repaid. Certain financial criteria must be met.
Teach California – Did you know that California faces a shortage of special education, mathematics and science teachers? This website is the California DOE’s primary web effort for recruiting individuals for these specific teaching areas as well as others in the profession. The road to becoming a credentialed teacher is explained and there are other important resources available.
California Colleges Interest Finder – You don’t have to create an account to make use of this handy interest-finder tool. See how your interests match careers. There is also a handy career search tool if you are interested.
CCCO – Whether you have dreams of graduating from a four-year college or university, or you are seeking the job training skills that will help you move up the career ladder, the California Community Colleges website will provide you with information and resources and, hopefully, lead you to realize your goals.
California Dream Act – For those students who do not qualify for higher education federal government financial aid, this act provides the opportunity to apply for state aid for some California colleges, universities and career education programs.
California Center on Teaching Careers – This organization is dedicated to increasing the teacher workforce, particularly in the recruitment of ethnically diverse/bilingual math, science and special education teachers.
California Adult Education – Here you can find an adult school or community college in the area you live in California. On this website, learn about adult education programs and student support networks. You also have access many program guides.
Job Seekers and Career
CalJobs – Find a job. Find a candidate. You will need to register to use this state sponsored jobs portal but it might be worth it as there are lots of resources, tools and services for the job seeker and employer.
California State Association of Counties, Public Sector Job Opportunities – The CSAC website allows direct access to job listings posted by public-sector employers. Postings are viewable by location or position.
EdJoin – This organization claims to be the number one job search site in the state for openings across California.
HR California Job Board – Latest jobs are listed on the home page of this website. Search by keyword or title options also.
CALCIMA, Jobs (California Construction and Industrial Materials Association) – Criteria options and keywords may be used to find open positions in the trades industry in California.
CalCareers, Jobs – This state government sponsored job search tool has an easy-to-use three-step process. If you are new to the state employee process, browse the career fields and see what opportunities are available, then apply.
California Estimates (State Occupational Employment and Wage Information) – Estimates on employment and wages for the state of California by job category are available on this webpage of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics site. A great resource to review, perhaps, before you make that commitment to embarking on your career or even before a career educational program is undertaken.
Leadership and Development
California Rural Health Information Hub – If you want the latest information on current healthcare situations or perhaps, just update yourself on trends and articles of the profession, this webpage on the RHI Hub is a super resource.
California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CCIMA) – As the representative trade association for the state, CCIMA assures a reliable, local supply of construction and industrial materials essential to building a modern society.
California Art Centers and Non-Profit Associations – Through the action of its members, its partners and the generous support from organizations and institutions across the country, the association seeks to promote quality school visual art education programs in grades K-12.
California Dept. of Technology, Workforce Development – Leadership academies, training and professional development courses….if you are seeking to advance your skill and expertise in this job sector, this state sponsored website may be of help.
Experience Unlimited Job Clubs – This subsite of the California Employment Development Department offers self-help networking for technical, managerial, sales and executive job seekers at all levels of re-employment.
California Automotive Resource Center (CalARC) – Here is an organization for professionals and students in the automotive industry. Whether you are an instructor at a college or trade school, a student preparing to make the next step in your path to a career, or a smog technician working in the field, career training programs and recertification courses are available.
California Volunteers – Do you feel as though you’d like to give back to your home state of California? This state office would appreciate your consideration as they work to engage Californians in service, volunteering and civic action to tackle some of your state’s most pressing problems.
California Health Organizations – If it’s a convenient, long list of organizations and affiliations in the healthcare industry across California is what you need, look here!
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) – Here is a community service and paid work-based job training program for low-income, unemployed adults over the age of 55. SCSEP participants gain work experience in a variety of community service activities at non-profit and government agencies.
Entrepreneurs and Start-ups
Small Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship – The tools and guides available on this website help to support growth and innovation in the state of California by providing small businesses and startups with information and resources necessary to plan, launch and manage a growing business.
Form a Business in California – Depending on the type of startup venture you have, there can be multiple steps and (of course) required forms. This Secretary of State website may be able to assist you.
California Business Mapping Tool – Here is a resource that can assist your company in identifying and contacting business resources and information to help your venture become a thriving business. Sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz).
California Office of SBA – This website has an abundance of good and necessary information for the small business owner. Additional helpful information on topics such as licensing, trade name registration, permits and zoning ordinances.
CalVet – This state government sponsored website has an abundance of benefits and services available for our nation’s heroes and their families. A thorough range of resources with easy navigation and access.
State of California, Employment Development, Veteran Services – Many of the services needed by our country’s well-deserved veterans can be found here. Counsel on employment, educational assistance, and other related activities and resources for veterans are available.
California Department of Veterans Affairs – On this site, veterans will find an abundance of information on centers, facilities, programs, benefits, and much much more. A super resource for our nation’s heroes.
The American Legion –California – Here is a comprehensive resource directory to assist veterans, service members, and their dependents with questions about healthcare, financial assistant, and more.