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Career Center

The Career Center is located on campus in Room 12 and is managed by Ms Jennifer Putnam, Career Technician. The Center works closely with the Counseling department to assist students chart a course for their post high school education and/or career. This includes Community College selection, application, financial aid, and assistance with the process.

HOURS:  10:00AM – 1:45PM  Monday – Thursday

Services

  • Career testing and College information
  • Using Naviance you can login with your School Email as your login by clicking here
  • Financial aid and scholarship information both local and national
  • Internet access to help students in researching a career, college or program
  • Career & College Fair 2018, (next one in 2020)
  • Visits from college representatives and military recruiters – ASVAB Test was given in April 2019 – Students from both High Schools are welcome to take this test
  • Guidance with applying to colleges (there are 112 Community Colleges in California!)
  • Help prepare & apply for jobs and work placement

College Research Resources

 

Nearby Community Colleges

Amador College Connect

The Learning Center (by CVS & KFC on Hwy 49 and soon to be by Italian Picnic Grounds) provides assistance and mentoring for online classes.  Call the center at the number (209) 217-8239 or visit the Amador College Connect website for more information.  There are Scholarships for specific programs and their mentors provide help with courses.

Training Programs

VOLUNTEER HOURS – COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS – JOB OPPORTUNITIES

COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS:  Contact Chef Gaddoni for this event –culinary experience preferred. Qualifies for service hours. Saturday June 15 – Randolph Street Pig Roast  w/ WRP Catering & Sina’s Backroad Cafe (need 10 students)
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS for Juniors-Freshmen:  Amador Air District is looking for high school volunteers for the Used Oil and Filter Recycling Booth at the County Fair for this summer.  Their booth is staffed in 2 hour blocks (10am-10pm) and the fair runs from July 25-28, 2019.  Volunteers will get free admission to the fair and parking paid for; and one of our prized yellow buckets!  It’s always a lot of fun and everyone seems to have a great time in the booth. Contact Jim at the Air District at 223-6546 or see Ms Putnam with any questions.
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS:  Amador County little league West has opportunities available in the snack shack during little league games. Interested students can contact Beth Cable at 209-304-8815 for more information and to sign-up as a volunteer.  
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS:  Oak Manor is looking for additional students interested in completing their Community Service hours by working with their Residents using Art, Painting, Music/Instrumental, Reading to, and even Gardening.  Please contact Lety at 223-3273 or see Ms Putnam with questions in room 12.
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS:  Tracy Hoyle is looking for 2-3 students to work on a home in Jackson on Raquepaw Lane for 2-4 hours. This is outdoor work doing Cleanup and Weed-eating.  These will take care of 2-4 of your Volunteer Hours.  Call Tracy Hoyle at (209) 352-7971  or check with Ms Putnam in the Rm 12 Career Center.

TAX INFORMATION for STUDENTS

How to save for College using a 529 (Kiplinger Finances)

 

IMPORTANT LINKS & RESOURCES for 4 Year Universities

Financial Aid

Students must complete a FAFSA online form to receive state and/or federal financial aid for the upcoming academic year such as Grants or State supported Loans.  The first FAFSA registration period in California begins on October 1st and ends March 2nd.  There is an additional period later in the year with less amounts of funding.

  • Visit the California Student Aid Commission website for information about financial aid and how to apply or ask your school counselor.
  • Visit FinAid for information on other types of financial aid.

Visit My Future to see options for Careers, College, or Military.

More Resources

Mother Lode Job Training includes information about job training in our area.

For information about student athlete eligibility requirements visit the NCAA website.

Career Resources Online

VOTING RIGHTS

If you are 16, or 17, you have the right to pre-register or even register to vote if you are 18 years of age.  Check the website from the State of California for more information:  http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/ or check Amador County resources at the website: https://www.amadorgov.org/government/elections . Find your voice!

Career Development Videos & Services from Colleges

    Career Services and Information at UC BerkeleyClick here

    Career Services and Information at Smith College – Click here

    Career Development Videos from Yale University – Click here

    Career Development Resources from University of Massachusetts – Click here

    Office of Career Services at Harvard University – Click here