California Virtual Campus
Information about Distance Learning Courses statewide.
Transition Guides for Students and Their Families – “…the premier Web site for college and career planning in California.”
Career Safe Online
The goal of Career Safe is to teach younger workers how to stay safe in the workplace.
It all started with four friends and one dilemma: "what do I want to do with my life?" Fresh out of college and unsure about the career paths in front of them, they were determined to expose themselves to more than just the traditional life roads. They hopped in an old RV, painted it green, and hit the road to talk with inspiring people from all walks of life to find out how they came to do what they love for a living.
Occupational Information Network, developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, is the main source of occupational information in the U.S.
California Career Zone
An interactive Web site designed with students in mind.
Provides career information and resources, including self-assessment, for Californians.
Electronic Resume Guide
Information on how to format resumes for email, electronic resume, posting online, and resume scanning.
California Work Permit Information
Frequently asked questions about work permits.
Young Workers Health and Safety
Contains the basics about young worker health and safety for both teens and parents.
Federal Student Aid information
Helps you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Free scholarship assistance based on a questionnaire.
California Community Colleges
Official Web site of the California Community College System.
Official web site of the Job Corps, with information for students and parents.
California Apprenticeship programs
Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) web page with search function.
U.S. Department of Education web site providing numerous career resources, including apprenticeship.
Who Do U Want 2 B?
Information on California high school and community college courses, career options, and financial assistance are at your fingertips. This site will help you make decisions about the right courses to take in high school and community college so that you have the opportunity to turn that passion of yours into a great job and a great future
Finding a Job
I want to find a job.
California Employment Development Department Web page
has resources to help you find work.
I want to find a better job.
Using the resources found at
California Careers Web site
will help you develop the personal, social, educational, and career self-management skills to develop and maintain a fulfilling life/career.
I want to find an apprenticeship program.
Department of Industrial Relations Web page
provides information on apprenticeship programs by county and occupation.
I do not know what I want to do in life.
The California Career Zone Web page
provides the assessment tools to help you know yourself better. Knowing yourself better can help you choose a satisfying job or occupation to explore.
I just lost my job, how do I file for Unemployment Insurance?
is a nationwide program created to provide partial wage replacement to unemployed workers while they conduct an active search for new work.
Exploring Career Opportunities
I want to explore career opportunities.
Career development is a lifelong process of exploring, choosing, and implementing decisions about educational, work and life roles. Learn how to create a great career path at
California Career Web site
How do you pick the right career path?
The Roadtrip Nation Web site
is a collection of interviews by college students talking with individuals about how they chose their own road in life.
Are there “green jobs” available?
Employment Development Department Web page
lists information and resources for obtaining green jobs.
How does someone over 50 upgrade their skills?
California Department of Aging (CDA)
administers programs that serve older adults, throughout the State.
There are 500 applicants; I need help making my resume standout!
This application building Web page
provides guides and suggestions on what steps to take to improve your resume.
I have an interview and I am scared to death!
The Work smart Web site
provides a list of tips for preparing for the interview and anticipates questions that the employer might ask
How does someone under 25 find out what they want to be?
This life decision Web site
will help you make decisions about the right courses to take in high school and community college so that you have the opportunity to turn that passion of yours into a great job and a great future.
I want to go to a college or university in California.
This is the
official Web page for college and career planning in California
. It includes links to community colleges and California’s state colleges and universities.
I haven’t decided yet if I want to get a job after I graduate from high school, get a job to help support my family, or do both.
Contact the local Regional Occupational Center or Regional Occupational Program (ROCP) office in your area to speak to a career counselor or advisor. Go to the
ROCP Web page
, then in the left hand column click on California’s ROCPs.
I want a grant or scholarship for school.
Welcome to CaliforniaColleges.edu,
California's free official source for college and career planning
I want to earn a high school diploma or GED.
California’s Adult Schools
are excellent free resources for obtaining a high school diploma or GED. Locate the closest schools by entering your zip code.
I need to learn to speak English.
California’s Adult Schools
are excellent free resources for learning to speak English. Locate the closest schools by entering your zip code.
I am an adult and I cannot read - who can help me?
California’s Adult Schools
are excellent free resources for learning to read. Locate the closest schools by entering your zip code.
Barriers to Work
I am losing my home, what can I do?
California's Consumer Home Mortgage Information Web site
! Here you will find helpful information and links if you are considering buying a home, or if you already own a home, or have a mortgage and may be experiencing difficulty in keeping your payments current.
I need help finding transportation to work.
California Transit Links Web page
provides an extensive list of transit and transfer links in the state of California.
I am having problems putting food on the table, where do I go for help?
California department of Social Services
provides a list of available food programs.
I cannot work because child care is too expensive.
This site provides
information for families and caretakers with children
I am sick and out of work, but I cannot afford health care.
This is a
public health insurance program
that provides needed health care services.
I need an attorney, but not too expensive.
Legal aid societies
provide free legal advice, representation, and other legal services.
I want to become a citizen.
California’s Adult Schools
are excellent free resources for finding more information about citizenship. Locate the closest schools by entering your zip code. Information provided about each program includes its address, phone number, map, transportation options, and a link to a school Web site, if available.
I have a disability - what services are available?
assists people with disabilities to access and navigate the various available programs.
I am getting out of prison - what services are available?
Division of Education, Vocations and Offender Programs
, these programs include educational, vocational, and life skills programming.
I am leaving the military and have no job - who can help?
Employment Development Department Workforce Services Offices and One-Stop Career Centers
have specially trained staff to ensure veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces receive maximum employment and training opportunities.
I just had a baby and don't know what to do.
First 5 California’s programs
are designed to meet its goal of ensuring more children are born healthy, raised in nurturing homes and ready to succeed in school.