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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: An economic and community development corporation, is to promote human development and education by providing people with marketable skills training and supportive services that contribute to self-sufficiency.

Results: Since 1967, we have placed and assisted over 140,000 community members get into the workforce due to our hands on training. We have centers across the country and are a proud to announce we are soon to reach our 50th Anniversary. Join us!

Target demographics: Community who are seeking a higher education in specilized hands on programs

Geographic areas served: The states of California, Texas, Virginia, and North Carolina

Programs: Accounting Clerk , Automotive Specialist, Building Maintenance, Building Maintenance Service Technician, Business Office Administration, Culinary Arts, Custodial Services, Early Childhood Teacher Assistant, Electrician (General & Residential), Green Building Construction Skills, HVAC Specialist, HVAC Technician & Green Technology, Machinist Technology/CNC, Medical Assistant, Medical Office Administration, Medical Clerk, Medical Insurance Billing, Retail Operations Specialist, Truck Driver, Welding Fabrication

Community Stories

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I quickly want to say, I've been to 3 other community colleges and cet is such a great technology/trade school with skilled patient teachers who care. I went to cet for the early childhood education program with Mrs. Earnestine Howard the best teacher ever!!! I was president of student council and graduated with honors in 8 months, continued my education to become a preschool teacher, was offered a position at a very prestigious private schooln in saratoga and have had a great career for the past 10 years. Ive also started my own bussiness as a children's face painter and I'm always booked due to me being a teacher and word of mouth from parents! CET Teachers and staff really take their time to make sure you get what you need and care about your succes. They still keep in touch with me from time to time to this day!

2 Shaina2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so grateful for this school. I took the Business Office Technology program and it was the best choice I ever made. Our instructor Ms. Mara was excellent. She really taught us everything we needed to be prepared for the work force. Technology was the main part of this program. Almost 5 years later, she was right, technology is advancing especially in the legal field, I was well prepared for this!.

I am currently a Legal Assistant/Office Manager in a law firm. By being consistent and going to all job interviews scheduled by Industrial Relations, I accepted this position starting at 15 and hour, now making 19.

Great Tip: Always attend your job interviews that are scheduled by your job developer, you never know what opportunities they will have for you unless you go!!

Thank you so much CET!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so grateful for this school. I took the Business Office Technology program and it was the best choice I ever made. Our instructor Ms. Mara was excellent. She really taught us everything we needed to be prepared for the work force. Technology was the main part of this program. Almost 5 years later, she was right, technology is advancing especially in the legal field, I was well prepared for this!

I am currently a Legal Assistant/Office Manager in a law firm. By being consistent and going to all job interviews scheduled by Industrial Relations, I accepted this position starting at 15 and hour, now making 19.

Great Tip: Always attend your job interviews that are scheduled by your job developer, you never know what opportunities they will have for you unless you go!!

Thank you so much CET!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went to Cet In Gilroy Straight Out Of High School i slacked off. Bit here Nd there jokes around with the boys.. But profe always had faith in me and i joined the union 9144 drywall lath with california drywall for 3 years from laborer to apprentice.. Now im at a diffrent company as a lead 5th per apprentice bring home 1400 a week i love what i do i pay my own apartment drive. A commuter and a nice benz only 23 and i would never forget cet... Eveyone thought i would fail.. But i ended towards top class i have a 2 year old daughter beautiful woman.. And i probide for my whole family... It suks waking up sum stuffs hard.. Traffic ..but working with grown men you better act like one wanna ne a foreman act like one.. I can frame rooms dooors walls i know o will be someone a boss and a cool one... I grew up in the struggle in the hood.. Now im al about work and my family thats what matters your friends will always be there... Profe with out your faith in me... None this is possible god bless you.. Ps i do side jobs email me.. Or id anyone needs imfo to get in the union email me daniel.huerta1@yahoo.com 38$ hr 76$ on sundays... Easy 500 one day




3

Client Served

Rating: 5

CET is a place where dreams come true, where realities are exposed and where futures are built.
Once I stepped inside, I got help right away. No hesitation. And since that day, everything has been for the best. I am currently enrolled in the Business Administration Technology program, (which soon will be changed to Administration), I have an outstanding instructor, who helped not only to realized my limits and get out of my comfort zone, but who also believes in me and what I am capable of, and as human beings we need that, we need to start helping and appreciating each other so we can all shine together, and that is exactly what CET does for the community.
I have big, huge dreams and CET is only the beginning. CET has inspired me to continue my education. For the moment, I am looking for a job in the legal area, who knows, maybe I can become a lawyer one day, but what I know is that the mind set I have is thanks to CET and all that it offers.

6 Julio N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CET is a great program that gives the chance to have a career

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

The Center for Employment Training has many extraordinary things going for it!!
It is place, for some, that make dreams come true. Some people come through the doors lost and looking for purpose. CET helps educate them and send them on their way with a new beginning and outlook on life. CET not only educates and motives students in particular skills, it continues to be a source of help after graduation.

7

Advisor

Rating: 5

Thanks to CET my friend who has jumped from school to school, training after training, she is now motivated to work everyday. She has been working full time and recently celebrated her first anniversary. She is always talking about how her employer appreciates her work. she looks forward to doing a good job and continue to learn new roles and responsibilities.

7 Tommy V.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I took the Electricians course, and I have to say it was the best decision I made for my future.
coming from a poor background CET made my dreams reachable again by helping students like my self. The staff was awesome always there when I needed them the most, financially they helped me stay fed and made it so my school loan is not a stressful thing. Now I am making six figures and enjoying life.. I highly Recommend CET to anyone who wants to reach their dreams and goals with having to mortgage your future..

Tommy

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

I took the Business Office Technology class with Ms. Mara and she was an amazing teacher. From the second i walk through the door i was greated and the staff was so helpful with giving me all the information i needed. I am now working in a career i love and thanks to CET not only have a doubled my salary but i am doing what i love.