“TIR helped the SBUSD ensure students have access to all their options for career choices and college financial aid” — Monique Limon, California State Assemblymember and former Santa Barbara Unified School District School Board President

Colleges and Job Training Institutes:

Remember that high school counselors are there to help you, they’re trained to help applying to college. Talk to them about applying to the college you want to go to. Make sure you check each college’s financial office pages for scholarships.

Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) – Job search Sites, Local employers, General and global jobs searches, employment agencies, State Federal job sites, internships, fun stuff.


SBCC also has the Promise Program for any Santa Barbara residents can study at SBCC tuition free


Allan Hancock College- Apprenticeship Training


Allan Hancock College- Promise Program (tuition free for high school graduates in North Santa Barbara County including Lompoc, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez and Vandenberg Air Force Base Center)


Allan Hancock College-Career opportunities: http://www.hancockcollege.edu/academic_departments/industrial_tech/apprenticeship/careers.php

Allan Hancock College: www.hancockcollege.edu

Cal Poly SLO: www.calpoly.edu

UCSB: www.ucsb.edu

Brandman University School of Business & Professional Studies: www.brandman.edu

Santa Barbara-Workforce Resource Center: The WRC is a partnership of public, non-profit and community-based organizations. The mission at the WRC is to provide training, education and employment services for job seekers and employers in a single, customer-friendly system. Visit the online Inter-Link website at www.workforceresource.com. The WRC is open to any member of the public, with locations in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria:

  • Santa Barbara: 130 E. Ortega St, phone (805) 568-1296, M-F 8am-5pm
  • Santa Maria: 1410 S. Broadway, phone (805) 614-1550, M-F 8am-5pm


Career Technical Education: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ct/ A program of study that involves a multiyear sequence of courses that provide California students with a pathway to postsecondary education and careers.



The Employment Development Department (EDD) provides a range of employment and  training services in partnership with state and local agencies and organizations. These services are for job seekers, laid off workers, youth, individuals currently working, veterans, and people with disabilities.


The Youth Employment Opportunity Program (YEOP) provides special services to youth between the ages of 15 and 25 to assist them in achieving their educational and vocational goals.


Mile High Youth Corps is an AmeriCorps grantee. Youth, over the age of 16,  who serve in the Corps are eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of a full term of service in one of our programs. The AmeriCorps education award can be used at any accredited educational institution.


National Park Service Student Conservation Association (SCA) sponsors camping or commuting crews and a nationwide network of young conservationists. SCA offers a range of programs for youth ages 15-19. There are local community or explore public lands across the country


Pathways Programs-provide paid employment opportunities with the Federal government for high school students, undergraduates, post-graduates and recent graduates.


The Chamber of Commerce, Santa Barbara region:


Center for Employment Training (CET): www.cetweb.org

Financial Aid for College:

California Student Aid Commission: www.csac.ca.gov

Cal Grant (Cash for College!): www.calgrants.org

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara: www.sbscholarship.org

Santa Barbara City College Scholarships: www.sbcc.edu/scholarships/

Online Scholarship Help: Scholarship Search Engine

Find an Affordable College Quickly: www.collegeraptor.com

Most students qualify for financial aid. Fill out a FAFSA form during your senior year, and talk to financial aid staff at the schools you want to attend!


Selective Service Registration

The Federal government requires that all men residing in the United States register with the Selective Service System (SSS) during a 60 day period that begins 30 days before their 18th birthday. Some males may feel conscientiously opposed to cooperating with draft registration.  Although it is not technically conscription, the military draft, it is a list of people who could be called up if the draft were reinstated.

Some males may feel conscientiously opposed to cooperating with draft registration. If you are a conscientious objector whose conscience allows you to register you should go to the post office and fill out the registration card. Write somewhere on the face of the card, between the lines or above your signature, “I’m opposed to participation in war in any form because of my ethical, moral, or religious beliefs,” or words to that effect. You should make a photocopy of the card before surrendering it to the postal clerk. This cannot be done if you register electronically on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, only if you register by mail with a paper/hard copy.

Transgender women are required to register. This link takes you to a Selective Service System page that describes all of those required to register.

More information on SSS registration and Conscientious Objection is available from the Center on Conscience & War, 202-483-2220 | 1830 Connecticut Ave. NW | Washington, DC 20009 | ccw@centeronconscience.org