Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fall 2014 Book Voucher Barbeque!

Next Wednesday is our Fall 2014 Book Voucher Barbeque! 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.

Food!   Fun!   Friends!   Books!

Come to Fast Track for lunch and pick up your Fall book voucher.

Fast Track To Work office
August 27
11:00 to 2:00

We'll provide hot dogs and drinks. If you can, please bring a side dish to share like chips, veggies & dip, potato salad, etc. Children are also welcome to come.
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 the office for the BBQ, book vouchers will continue to be available after the barbeque.


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

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

CalWORKs Hourly Activity Reports for Fall 2014

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

Monday, August 18, 2014

First 5 Santa Cruz County Parenting Workshops

First 5 Santa Cruz County has some great workshops for parenting and families. See their calendar of upcoming parenting workshops. Topics include:
  • How to Deal with Disobedience
  • Raising Resilient Children
  • Raising Responsible and Competent Teens
  • Separation Anxiety
  • 8 Week Group for Families with Children 2-12 (starts 8/26)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

CalWORKs Work Study Funds Available

If you are interested in CalWORKs Work Study, please stop by the office to pick up an application and make an appointment to meet with Jenna. Work Study funds will be given on a first come first served basis.

Have You Checked Your Credit Report Lately?

You should check your credit report for errors every year. Use the AnnualCreditReport.com website to get a free report once every 12 months from each of the reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.

AnnualCreditReport.com is a secure and centralized service for consumers to request free annual credit reports. It was created by the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies - Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.

Cal State Universities Spring 2015 Applications

CSU Monterey Bay, San Jose State University, and other CSU campuses are accepting applications for SPRING 2015 in specific majors. Applications open August 1st and close August 30th. Apply online at www.csumentor.edu

Financial Fitness Workshop

The Santa Cruz County Credit Union is offering this free workshop which is designed to give quick, easy to use tools and techniques for better financial management that people can apply to their day-to-day lives.

Who should attend? Anyone who is looking to tighten their spending in order to save for their long term goals, people facing serious debt, people looking to start over professionally, people facing transitions in their lives such as under employment, loss of income etc.

Click here for more information.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

CalWORKs August Hourly Activity Report Forms

Here are links to the August and July forms. You can also pick up copies in our office. This August form will work in Excel and for printing out a blank form to fill in by hand.

August 2014
July 2014 - Print version 
July 2014 - Excel version

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.

July's report was due on August 5.

UCSC Book Store Cashier Job Openings

Randstad Staffing is having hiring events in Santa Cruz and Watsonville. They are hiring 15 cashiers for a temporary assignment at UCSC. Click here for details.

Fall 2014 Book Voucher Barbeque!

Food!   Fun!   Friends!   Books!

Come to Fast Track for lunch and pick up your Fall book voucher.
 
Fast Track To Work office
August 27
11:00 to 2:00
 
We'll provide hot dogs and drinks. Please bring a side dish to share like chips, veggies & dip, potato salad... Store bought is fine! Children are also welcome to come.

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.