What is my educational path?
There are almost as many educational paths as there are career options. Find out what path you will need to take to reach your career goal. Connect with a complete list of schools and certified training programs offered right here in Ventura County.




Need to Complete High School?


The General Education Development Tests (GED) offers the only certification that is equivalent to a high school diploma. By passing 5 subject exams, you are certified to have high school-level academic skills. For more information on testing centers, and to see if you qualify, visit: cdoe-ca-ged-180x120
To prepare for the test and learn more about the GED visit:To take the GED, contact an adult education center in your local area (see “Vocational Training”). ged-testing-service-180x120

On-the-Job Training Career Options: 1-2 years


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Moderate Term On-The-Job Training medium-ojt-180x120
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On-the-job training or apprenticeship career options are available for recent high school graduates. For ideas to get on-the-job training for a career, visit the Department of Labor (DOL) site below. doleta-180x120
State of California Department of Industrial Relations Apprenticeship program information in the State of California. Search available apprenticeship programs by selecting a county and an occupation group. calif-das-300x300
I Built It If you enjoy working outdoors and like using your hands to create, the trades may be the right fit for you. There’s no better training than apprenticeship. i-built-it-300x300
Cal Apprenticeships An apprenticeship is an excellent career choice if you like to work with your hands; are willing to serve an apprenticeship for up to five years, have dexterity, mechanical ability, problem-solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a team. cal-apprenticeships-300x300

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