Friday, January 16, 2015

Are You Looking for a Job?

If you can answer yes to all of the questions below, you are eligible to apply for CalWORKs Work Study.
  • Are you a current Fast Track To Work student?
  • Are you currently receiving CalWORKs cash aid?
  • Do you have a current Educational Plan?
  • Are you enrolled in 6 or more units for Spring?
  • Do you have a copy of your Welfare-To-Work plan?
  • Have you completed the FAFSA online?
  • Have you registered with Student Employment?
A CalWORKs Work Study position does not reduce your cash aid from the County. If you are interested, please stop by the office to pick up a Work Study packet from the front desk.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Book Voucher Day Rescheduled!!!!

We are rescheduling the Book Voucher Pick Up day to Wednesday January 21. You may stop by the office any time after 10:00 to pick up your voucher.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Book Voucher Day - January 15

Next week on Thursday the 15th is Book Voucher Day! To make your pickup hassle-free, you can stop by our office before hand to see if there are any issues to clear up and fill out a couple of forms.

Fast Track To Work office January 15 12:00 to 3:00

Fast Track will write a book voucher for the required books for your classes that are on your education plan we have on file for you.

If you are unable to stop by on the 15th, book vouchers will continue to be available after that.

The Fast Track To Work staff is looking forward to seeing you!

Monday, January 5, 2015

$5 Annual State Park Passes for CalWORKs Students

It's a new year! Time for a new State Park pass!

Remember, as a CalWORKs recipient you are eligible to purchase an annual State Park pass for only $5. Fill out this form and drop it off at Fast Track to start the process.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Holiday Campus and Fast Track Hours

The Fast Track To Work office will be closed to the public from December 20th through January 4th. We will reopen January 5th at 8:00.

Cabrillo will be closed from December 24th through January 1st.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Fall 2014 Grades

Fall grades should be available in WebAdvisor by December 23.

CalWORKs December Hourly Activity Reports Due January 5

Note: The Fast Track To Work office will be closed during break until December 5th. We have a drop box in the garage at our back door. You may drop off your HARs there while we are closed.

Here all of the monthly HAR forms for Fall 2014.

Print out the PDF and fill in by hand or open the Excel file and type in your hours. The formulas in the Excel file will add up your hours for you. You may also pick up copies in our office.

PDF forms:

Excel files:

Remember that for every one hour of class you may claim one hour of unsupervised study time. Study time beyond that must be supervised. You can work in the Fast Track office, Library, Computer Technology Center, STEM Center, or Tutorials Center for these hours.

Monthly reports are due on 5th of the following month. Turn it in by then and you will be entered into our drawing for a $25 gift card!

Also, here are blank versions if you need to catch up with previous months.

English PDF    English Excel 

Spanish PDF   Spanish Excel

Friday, December 12, 2014

EOPS/CARE Accepting Applications for Spring 2015

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)
EOPS is a state-funded effort designed to provide financial, counseling and academic support services for full-time Cabrillo students identified as educationally and economically disadvantaged.

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)
CARE is a program which represents a cooperative effort involving Cabrillo College, CalWORKs & California Employment Development Department. CARE assists in linking education, job training and supportive services for single parents on welfare.

Click here to download the application or stop by our office for a copy.

Special Events & Office Hours

Friday December 19th
12:00 – 3:00
End of Term Recognition Pajama Movie Day

Friday December 19th

Office closes until January 5th

Monday January 5th

8:00 am
Office reopens after winter break

Thursday January 15

12:00 – 3:00
Book Voucher Day

Monday January 19

Office Closed
Martin Luther King Day

Thursday January 22

10:30 – 5:00
Special Hours (Division Meeting)

Friday January 23

1:00 – 3:00
Special Hours (All College Day)

Monday January 26

First Day of Spring Semester

Friday February 6th

Last day to add/drop spring classes

Friday February 13

Office Closed
Lincoln Day Observed

Monday February 16

Office Closed
Washington Day Observed

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Foster Youth Independence Program at Cabrillo

The mission of Cabrillo College’s Foster Youth Independence Program (FYI) is to provide academic support services for current and former Foster Youth and to assist them in navigating the community college system successfully. The services are designed to promote academic, financial, and emotional stability in the lives of these potential and current students.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Emergency Notification via Your Cell Phone

Today would be a great time to take a minute to sign up for Cabrillo's emergency notification system. If the upcoming storm causes power outages or other issues for the college, you will be sent a text message.

Cabrillo College offerings an SMS-based emergency notification service for your mobile phone. In the event of an emergency, Cabrillo students, staff, faculty and others will be alerted in real-time important security information. Click here for more information and to sign up.

Santa Cruz County: If there is an emergency near your home and the fire department needs to evacuate people, they will do a reverse 911 call to all homes in the area to inform them when and how evacuation will happen. However you might not be home when they call, so you can register your cell phone number so that when they call homes in your area your cell number will be on the call list too. This website is only for Santa Cruz County. Do it now, it only takes 1 minute....really. Santa Cruz Regional 9-1-1.

New Student Support Group

Click here for information about a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual support group sponsored by the Student Health Services.

The group meets on Wednesdays noon to 1:00 pm in Room 911-B.

CalJOBs Website Down This Weekend

Please be advised that the CalJOBS system will be down between Friday, December 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM through Monday, December 15, 2014 at 8:00 AM. A page announcing the system is undergoing an upgrade will be displayed during this time.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Volunteering Opportunities During Winter Break

Here's a great website to look for volunteering options for you. CalWORKs students should contact their County ETS to discuss before signing up. Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County

GreyBears has many opportunities also. Check their website for their many options and their volunteer form.

Be sure to check in with your ETS at the County for approval before starting any volunteering.

Peer-to-Peer Smoking Cessation Support Training

Want to support a friend in their efforts to cut back or quit smoking?  

Attend the Peer-to-Peer Smoking Cessation Support training Friday Dec 12th 8am-12pm in room 913. Gina Cole from PVPSA will share an evidenced based approach to tobacco cessation. The training is free for students, employees, and community supporters. Food will be provided. 

Click here for more information

Register here. 

Sponsored by:
Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance
Cabrillo PEERS Club
Student Health Services

Contact Student Health Services