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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

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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!

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.

6 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

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My brother asked me if I can help him get a trade, of course I didn't hesitate to tell him to go to CET in San Jose. He immediately applied out of trusting his big sis and he did fantastic! He's now working in San Diego, YES San Diego. Well a little love story I have to share, my brother partied hard, always kicking it with the dudes kind of guy. One day while in San Diego they all went to an evening event in San Diego at a cemetery and he met a beautiful career driven young lady, yes this is where he fell in love, at the cemetery. Following this interesting hook up, it is when it all came together that he needed to focus on something more concrete while knowing he wasn't going to break his pockets doing so. This is why he chose to go to school, and he did so at CET in San Jose. Now years later, his love who he met at the cemetery and who are now super love birds got married in San Diego are living together and are doing well in their careers. A shout out to them love birds who do the possible to survive and get ahead! Peace and Love :)