SCC Workforce Collaborative

Santa Cruz County
Workforce Collaborative

SCC Workforce Collaborative

Career Development

There are a number of free tools provided by the library and its partners that help you improve your skills and advance your career. If an educational program is not right for you, and you would just like to learn a new skill, these may be helpful.

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Coursera partners with more than 200 leading universities and companies to bring flexible, affordable, job-relevant online learning to individuals and organizations worldwide. We offer a range of learning opportunities—from hands-on projects and courses to job-ready certificates and degree programs. Register here then use the button below to sign up for courses.

Go to the Coursera website
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GetSetUp is on a mission to help the third of the world’s population who are over 55 to learn new skills, connect with others and unlock new life experiences. Older adults have incredible knowledge to share and new mountains (literally and figuratively) to climb, but until now they haven’t had their own place to pursue their passions and continue creating, growing, and giving back.

Go to the GetSetUp website
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Brainfuse JobNow

A unique service that features expert resume assistance, live interview preparation and career coaching. Users can draw from a carefully-selected library of interview tips, resume templates, career assessments, and other valuable resources. This service now includes special resources for veterans and an unemployment benefits navigator.

This service requires a Santa Cruz Public Libraries card to use.
Learn more about getting a library card here.

Go to the Brainfuse JobNow website
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Monterey Bay Career Coach

Monterey Bay Career Connect serves high school students, college students, and job seekers with free resources for college and career planning, local scholarships, resume building and other tools to help job seekers understand their current skill set, develop new skills through local programs, and their eligibility for new career opportunities

Go to the Monterey Bay Career Coach website
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Testing and Education Reference Center

For high school, to college and beyond. The site offers practice tests and courses, information on over 4,000 accredited schools, scholarship search tools, a resume builder, career models, and more. Includes Citizenship.

Go to the Testing and Education Reference Center website
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Webucator provides many online self-paced courses on Web Development, Microsoft, Adobe, Java and more, completely free for our library cardholders. To register for a course: 1) Go to the Self-paced Courses page. 2) Browse through the courses and select a course you are interested in. 3) Click the Register Now button under "Self-paced 24/7 Training." 4) Fill out your information. 5) In the Payment box, at the bottom, select "Webucator Vouchers" and enter the voucher number 9440246. 6) Click Register. After filling out the registration form, you will receive email instructions for logging in and accessing your course.

Go to the Webucator website

This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
With additional support from the following sponsors and partners:

Upcoming events

Encompass Transition-Age Youth (TAY) Drop-In Center
Fri, Sept. 29
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Branch: Downtown
Location: Life Literacies Center
Homeless Garden Project Open Office Hours
Wed, Oct. 4
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Branch: Downtown
Location: Life Literacies Center