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For Parents

It is the goal of 4C Council to help families achieve self-sufficiency. One way we can help is by assisting families in their search for employment or training that leads to employment.

Job Boards

  • Some local community college websites maintain lists of available jobs or links to online job search resources.
    Click here to visit De Anza College's page of job search resources.
    Click here to visit San Jose City College's job board.

Training Resources

  • Ascent Employment Program
    4911 Moorpark Ave., San Jose, CA 95129
    Contact: (408) 257-8302
    Services: Employment assistance, including interview techniques, employment counseling, fax, phone, computer and internet use, individual job follow-up, assistance with resume preparation and cover letters, and job referrals from entry level to hi-tech; open Monday through Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm.
    Requirements: must be actively searching for employment; services are available to the general public, including those with troubled backgrounds.
    Cost: All Services are FREE

    Catholic Charities "Economic Security" Programs
    Strengthening self-sufficiency by creating opportunities for employment
    2625 Zanker Rd., Suite 201, San Jose, CA 95134
    Contact: (408) 468-0100

    Services: Food, Housing, Health, Education, and Economic Security.

    Center for Employment Training (CET)
    701 Vine Street, 2nd Floor, San Jose, CA 95110
    Contact: (408) 287-7924,
    Services: For each CET student, the goal is to obtain a permanent, unsubsidized, well-paying entry-level position with benefits, and continued growth potential. CET currently offers job training for positions in the following industries: Automotive, Business & Technology, Construction & Facilities Maintenance, Culinary Arts, Customer Service, Education, Healthcare, Industrial Occupations, Transportation.
    Cost: fees vary

    Center for Training & Careers (CTC)
    749 Story Rd. Suite 10, San Jose, CA 95122
    Contact: Lori Ramos (408) 213-0961
    Services: Employment and education programs in: Medical Administrative Assistant, Electronic Records Specialist, Green Careers Academy, Construction Pre-Apprenticeship and Microsoft Office Suite 2007.
    Requirements: U.S. citizen, residents of Santa Clara County; other requirements depending on program
    Cost: fees vary

    Central County Occupational Center (CCOC)
    760 Hillsdale Ave., San Jose, CA 95136
    Contact: (408) 723-6404
    Services: Evening vocational program offers career technical education in diverse fields, including Auto, Business Occupations, Building & Mechanical Maintenance, Electrical, and Medical.
    Cost: $200-$700 per class, price varies by class. FREE for High School Students!

    Metropolitan Adult Education Program (MAEP) Career Technical Education
    Campbell Adult Ed Center: 1224 Del Mar Ave., San Jose, CA 95128, (408) 947-2300
    Erikson Adult Ed Center: 4849 Pearl Ave., San Jose, CA, 95136, (408) 723-6450
    San Jose Adult Ed Center: 1149 E. Julian St. Bldg F, San Jose, CA 95116, (408) 947-2311
    Services: Classes with flexible hours in Accounting, ESL, GED Test Prep, Citizenship Preparation and Basic Education Literacy Skills.
    Cost: $20 registration fee, plus $50-$150 per class, price varies by class

    505 W. Olive Ave. Suite 550, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
    Contact: (408) 730-7232
    Services: Employment and training agency that provides customer-focused workforce development services including: One-Stop Resource Center for job seekers, job search workshops, pre-layoff assistance and outplacement services, labor market research, staffing and recruitment, employee training and retention services, professional development programs and programs for job seekers. Open Monday through Friday 8:00am-5:00pm.
    Requirements: Serving seven cities in Santa Clara County: Cupertino, Los Altos, Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara and Sunnyvale. Must be able to show residency in one of these cities. For a similar agency in San Jose, please see Work 2 Future.
    Cost: All Services are FREE

    NOVA- Youth Employment Program
    505 W. Olive Ave. Suite 550, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
    Contact: (408) 730-7640
    Services: Individualized assistance in exploring and developing educational and career goals, online job listings, application/interview/preparation workshop, career resource fairs and career guidance program for income-eligible youth. Houses NOVA Work Experience Program where clients starting out in their careers are matched with employers offering work experience. Hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am-5:00pm.
    Requirements: Ages 16-24 and a resident of Cupertino, Los Altos, Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara or Sunnyvale. Must be able to show residency in one of these cities. Income eligibility is required for Career Guidance Program and Work Experience Program
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    Cost: All Services are FREE

    Sacred Heart Community Service
    1381 S. First St., San Jose, CA 95110
    Contact: Kari Sheragy (408) 278-2160
    Services: Adult Classes: Computers classes (receive office skills certification) and ESL classes. Classes are two or four days a week. Offered in mornings and evenings.
    Job Link Program: Services to assist customers gain and maintain employment. Include mandatory job search workshops, career counseling, resume preparation, job referrals and career clothing. Job search workshop is Wednesdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm (English only)
    Cost: FREE

    Work-2-Future/San Jose One Stop
    1601 Foxworthy Avenue, San Jose, CA 95118
    Contact: (408) 794-1100
    Services: Upon completion of enrollment, a talent coaching member will work closely with the job seeker to determine his/her next step in their career path; which may include: comprehensive assessments, counseling & support, community resources, job readiness workshops (resume writing & critique, interview techniques), computer workshops (introduction to computers, Microsoft office certificate program), workshops for college credit (San Jose City College courses). If recommended for training, Work 2 Future may be able to assist with cost of training, gas reimbursement, and free bus passes.
    Cost: All Services are FREE **must have right to work documentation**

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