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Attend Community College for Free!

Residents of the City of West Sacramento who graduated from a High School from the Washington Unified School District within the last six months will be able to attend their first year at any Sacramento City College (SCC) location (Main campusWest Sacramento Center, or Davis Center) fee-free (up to 12 units per semester) starting with the Fall 2017 semester. click here for more info

Career and College Exploration!

www.educationplanner.org - One-stop Career and College Planning Website

www.collegeweeklive.com

www.collegemajors101.com - The #1 Resource for College Majors Information

http://collegerealitycheck.comget comparisons of net price, graduation rates, average college debt, loan-default rates, and graduate earnings

MyMajors.com - Take the Free quiz to create your customized pathway to college and career readiness

www.californiacolleges.edu  - Official source for college and career planning in California

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search - "Big Future" Collegeboard College Exploration

https://www.cacareerzone.org/ - customize your career exploration

https://www.bls.gov/ - Occupational Outlook

http://www.wiche.edu/wue - Out of state schools with residency fees reduced

 

 

 

 

 

BLAYZ: ILLUMINATING YOUR PATH TO COLLEGE

What is Blayz?

Blayz is an online resource that helps high school students find opportunities (summer courses, volunteering, internships, tests) relating to their interests, and plan in order to keep track of all of their responsibilities. It consolidates a multitude of opportunities from all over the web, categorizes them, and incorporates a planning feature to help students organize & prepare for them. Blayz guides high school students in creating a comprehensive 4 year plan so they can both experience meaningful opportunities and be prepared when college application season comes around.

How does Blayz work?

Blayz works in 3 easy steps: sign up for an account, search for activities, and save them. Weekly reminders will be sent to your email or texted to you, depending on your choice.

Is Blayz free?

Absolutely. There is no charge to use Blayz or any of the features it provides.

Try it out at http://www.blayz.com

What Employers Want From Their Entry-Level Employees

There are three levels of skills employers look for:

Level 1: The basic work skills:

  • Dressed for Work.
  • Drug-Free.
  • Shows up on time (most jobs start early).
  • Works a full eight to ten hour day with enthusiasm and attention to the job.
  • Mature enough to use equipment and work safely around others.
  • Listens well and able to follow verbal and sometimes written directions.
  • Able to learn on the job (mechanical ability, eye hand coordination, reasoning/problem solving skills).
  • Willing to do menial work and lowly tasks.

Level 2: Basic work habits:

  • Able to get along with others.
  • Aware of and respects others needs.
  • Does more than his/her share of the work.
  • Works well with customers.
  • Has basic semi-entry level skills/knowledge of the trade including (math, english, and science).
  • Understands what a job site is all about; how it works; what is going on and how the student's job fits in.

Level 3: Excellent work habits and skills:

  • Excellent customer relations skills.
  • Pays attention to detail.
  • Proficient at entry level skills of the trade.
  • Makes good decisions.
  • Respected by co-workers and supervisor.

Work Permits

Work Permits may be obtained in the Career Center through Mrs. DeLaTorre. Students must have a minimum 2.00 GPA in order to receive a work permit.

Quicklinks to Applications

CSU Applications are open From October 1 - November 30. www.csumentor.edu

UC Applications are open now until November 30. www.universityofcalifornia.edu

Private college applications may be accessed on their web sites or by using a common application. www.commonapp.org

Los Rios Community College District www.losrios.edu

 

US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION LAUNCHES NEW COLLEGE RANKING WEBSITE

Start your college exploration and compare schools here! 

College Scorecard is designed to help students and parents identify which schools provide the biggest bang for your buck. Designed with input from those who will use it most, the Scorecard offers reliable data on factors important to prospective students.

In an economy where some higher education is still the surest ticket to the middle class, the choices that Americans make when searching for and selecting a college have never been more important. That’s why College Scorecard provides reliable information that helps students find the college that best fits their needs so that they can succeed

https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Get information about:

  • Average Annual Cost - The Average Annual net price for federal financial aid recipients after aid from the school, state or federal government.  For public schools, this is only calculated for In-State students.
  • Graduation Rate - The graduation rate after six years for schools that award predominantly four-year degrees and after four years for all other schools.  These rates are based on full-time students enrolled for the first time.
  • Salary After Attending - The median earnings of former students who received federal financial aid at 10 years after entering the school.

 And More!