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Resources for College and Career Readiness

Scholarships (Free Money for Your Future College/Career)

In addition to Laguna's Local Scholarships there are many county and state scholarships. Take a look and apply to the ones that best fit your after graduation plans!

Scholarships:County and State listing

Please check "10,000degrees" website, ESPECIALLY first generation college students and low income. However, just like all scholarships...when in doubt, apply!

Sonoma County 10,000 degrees scholarship

Career and Training Pathways

What is a Vocational or Technical College?

A vocational school will offer you training and courses to prepare you to enter the workforce as quickly as possible. Technical schools teach the science behind the job, while vocational schools (a.k.a. CTE or Career Education) focus on hands-on application of skills needed to do a job. You may earn a diploma or a certificate, prepare for a state licensing exam, or study to begin work in a skilled trade. These schools typically offer programs that are two years or less and provide you with formal classes and hands-on experience related to your future career interests. Some examples are welding, cosmetology, and medical imaging.

You can find vocational and technical programs in both public institutions, like community colleges, (JC has tons!) and in stand-alone technical and vocational schools, which can be non-profit organizations or for-profit businesses. Learn more about the potential dangers of For-Profit schools.

SRJC Certificate Program List

SRJC Career Education

Cal Regional Career Training Programs

The NextGen Trades Academy is for students (16-24yo) who may not have the desire to go to college. NextGen partners with licensed professionals from a wide-array of trade fields to train and help students find gainful employment in the trades fields and provide a workforce for local contractors.

NextGen Trades Academy

California Apprentice Programs (Union job training for students!):

Over 30 different career fields to choose from, get paid while you get trained!

Learn More and Apply

Apprentice Worksheet

Lime Foundation: Performing Arts, Technology, Health, and Construction Career Pathways:


The Lime Foundation seeks to support and harness each individual's potential by providing vital skills and hands-on learning programs. It features an activity center and a summer and after-school mentoring and tutoring program. Learn More Here.

Job Search/Resume Support

Job Interview Practice Questions:

Here is a collection of the most commonly asked questions for job interviews. Don't go in cold...take a look and practice first! If you would like to create a resume please contact Ms.Woody.

Job Interview Practice Sheet

Work Permit for 18yr old or younger:

If you are looking for a job, please contact Ms.Woody for support. If you've found a job, well done! Next step is a work permit. Please fill this out, sign and have your parent(s) and employer fill out appropriate sections and sign. Then send a filled permit copy to Ms.Woody via email.

Work Permit

Interested in attending SRJC?

Contact Ms.Woody to learn more or attend one of Laguna's "SRJC Office Hours" with our liaison Stacey K. Her office hours are to help with everything related to the JC. She is available Mondays and Wednesdays, 2-3:30.

Zoom Link "SRJC Office Hours"

Want to take SRJC classes while in high school?

The SRJC offers an incredible number of courses in all areas of interest and learning. Check out their class schedule and see what may pique your interest! As a high school student you must also fill out the dual enrollment form. Please see Ms.Woody for any questions or assistance.

SRJC Class Schedule

SRJC Dual Enrollment Form

New! Adventurous Summer/Seasonal Jobs!

Students and families this is a must check out job site! If you discover both solace and adventure in the Great Outdoors. You crave adventure, growth, and new experiences. You breathe better at elevation. If you find that sandwiches taste progressively better the farther you get from the trailhead. You sleep best with your head in the open air and the sound of a backcountry stream singing you to sleep? Find your job and apply! CoolWorks

New! AmeriCorps NCCC:Summer Programs Open

Are you 18-26yrs old? Our members strengthen communities and develop leadership skills through direct, team-based service. Live with a team of young adults from around the country, embark on an adventure, and build your resume along the way. Whether clearing trails for a national park or building homes for families in need, you’ll engage in a variety of projects and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Americorps Information

Additional Scholarship Resources

Need help or have questions? Contact our Career and College Coordinator Leah Woody!

email: lwoody@wscuhsd or text (707)484-3221

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