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The Silicon Valley Campus is closed Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29, 2023, in honor of Memorial Day. We will reopen for classes on Tuesday.
New federal workforce funding is available today!
NOVAworks Job Center San Mateo has additional job training federal funds available for adults living in the Silicon Valley area.
You must start your professional upskilling program before June 30, 2022 to be eligible for the additional funds. (Note: funding programs are ongoing.).
Funds may be applied toward the cost of course fees, required books, and materials for these certificate programs.
View WIOA Certificate Programs
Who is eligible for job training funds?
Many of our students receive funding through the WIOA program. UCSC Extension works closely with several great agencies in the greater Silicon Valley area—from Marin to Monterey. Please reach out to them for guidance.
- Over 18 years old
- Authorized to work in the U.S.
- Dislocated worker
- Adult priority (homeless, receiving public assistance, limited computer literacy, high school dropout
- Program starts before June 2022 deadline.
For more information about how to line up your dreams and your skills in a new job, please reach out to NovaWorks— firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com—and let them know you want to start learning new skills today.
Out-of-pocket expenses, if any, are determined on a case-by-case basis by Extension. Students will be notified and responsible for additional costs. In most cases, funding will only cover the minimum number of required units to complete the program for which you are approved.
Our workforce training partners
- East Bay Works
- Tri-Cities Career Center
- Tri-Valley Career Center
- Rubicon Programs
- NOVAworks Job Center
- Workforce Santa Cruz County
How to enroll in a UCSC Silicon Valley certificate program
- Research our approved programs. Most of our certificate programs can be completed in 9 to 12 months, but duration depends on your program selection, funding restrictions, and course availability.
- Contact your nearest agency and follow its application process.
- Once approved, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions? Feel free to look through our Frequently Asked Questions page for workforce students.
- A UCSC Silicon Valley Workforce representative will contact you to finalize your program schedule and review student responsibilities.
- Students are required to accept a recommended academic plan and program schedule prepared by UCSC Silicon Valley to complete the enrollment process. Students follow an approved program of study that culminates in completion of the certificate or specialization program that includes an academic plan of required courses followed by elective courses, and which adheres to WIOA funding restrictions and available scheduling.
- Submit an online enrollment form for each academic term using the Workforce Training Enrollment Form.
|Term||Start Date||Enrollment forms due date|
|Fall||September 1||August 1|
|Winter||January 1||December 1|
|Spring||April 1||March 1|
|Summer||June 16||May 16|