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701 Vine Street San Jose CA 95110 USA


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.


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


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

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

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!

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3 people found this review helpful

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 38$ hr 76$ on sundays... Easy 500 one day

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3 people found this review helpful

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.

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6 people found this review helpful

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.

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