TODAY'S CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION
College of Marin offers skill-building courses and workforce certificates in many high-need areas. Visit Marin Careers web site for more information.
- Administration of Justice | Career Pathway
- Applied Accounting | Career Pathway
- Automotive Collision Repair Technology | Career Pathway
- Automotive Technology | Career Pathway
- Business Administration | Career Pathway
- Computer Information Systems | Career Pathway
- Court Reporting | Career Pathway
- Early Childhood Education | Career Pathway
- Electronics Technology | Career Pathway
- Emergency Medical Services | Career Pathway
- Environmental Landscaping | Career Pathway
- Hospitality Management | Career Pathway
- Machine and Metals Technology | Career Pathway
- Medical Assisting | Career Pathway
- Multimedia Studies | Career Pathway
- Real Estate | Career Pathway
- Registered Dental Assisting | Career Pathway
- Registered Nursing | Career Pathway
An internship is an on-site, supervised work experience that is related to your major field of study or your career interest. It allows you to gain valuable exposure to the workplace, provides the opportunity for skill development, and gives you a competitive edge in the job search – or a boost for your college essays for transfer students. Internships can be paid or unpaid and held during the summer or throughout the academic year. Click here to learn more about COM internship program.
WORKFORCE GRANTS & FUNDS
California’s community colleges $200 million annually to expand career technical education programs so they can add new career pathways, increase faculty, strengthen curriculum and improve regional cooperation among colleges, businesses, and other groups.
The funding, included in the state budget signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2016, creates the “Strong Workforce Program,” an initiative aimed at boosting the number of skilled workers produced by community colleges.
Perkins for CTE Programs
Purpose: The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (Perkins IV; P.L. 109-270) supports the development of academic and career and technical skills among secondary education students and postsecondary education students who elect to enroll in career and technical education (CTE) programs, sometimes referred to as vocational education programs.
Perkins CTE Transitions for K12 Articulation
Purpose: In 2011-2012, Tech Prep was omitted from the federal budget as a part of Perkins IV. The Chancellor’s Office chose to invoke a 10% reserve from Title 1C funding to preserve Tech Prep’s primary mission to facilitate the transition of CTE students from secondary to post-secondary to high skill, high wage, and high demand occupations by funding statewide CTE Transitions consortia. This annual CTE Transitions funding is expected to continue until the current Carl D. Perkins Act of 2006 is reauthorized.
Purpose: To build partnerships between employers, secondary schools, and community colleges to better prepare students and improve student transition to postsecondary education, training, and employment.
Purpose: Funds for purchase of instructional equipment for CTE programs: automotive repair, medical assisting, registered dental assisting, registered nursing, biomedical, environmental landscaping, multimedia studies. All programs reflect a labor gap in the North Bay.
Purpose: Provide adults with the basic knowledge and skills needed to participate in civic life and workforce by restructuring the way adult educated is run in Marin. Build new programs based on the strength of area adults schools and College of Marin.
Purpose: The mission of the Foster and Kinship Care Education Program is to provide quality education and support opportunities to caregivers of children and youth in out-of-home care so that these providers may meet the educational, emotional, behavioral and developmental needs of children and youth in the foster care system.