From Learning to Earning at CET

From the beginning, the CET was created with self-sufficiency and productivity in mind.  

CET is open to all.   Men, women, young, older, and no matter what the past was, CET's purpose is to help individuals create their own bright future.

At CET we believe the student's success is our success.

Start on a Career Path at Center for Employment Training
CET training is designed to meet the needs of people over the age of 17 1/2 who want to learn a skill and find a job. The Open-Entry training model means that admission is possible at any time the applicant is ready. Orientations for applicants are held at each training center. Applicants are given a full tour of the available training programs and encouraged to choose the program that most interests them. After an applicant has made a skill choice, an orientation specific to that program is given. The applicant meets with the skill instructor to discuss employment opportunities and course expectations. If the decision is made to enroll, a plan is developed for the individual. The plan incorporates results that guide the individual's training plan, identify possible barriers to completion, as well as supportive services that may be offered to minimize those barriers.

“Mom didn’t graduate high school, I did, now it’s my chance to fulfill more than just a High School Diploma, it’s about my career.”

Vanessa, Medical Administrative Assistant

“I graduated from High School and found myself in a position where my dad had been unemployed for 3 years, and I had to go to work to help him out because we were losing our home. I later was laid off, and now I’m training in a field that I really enjoy which there are a lot of opportunities in.”

Shannon, Medical Assistant

“Both my wife and I could not find stable employment which we found ourselves having to go back to school, now I’m in a position that I qualified for a grant, and am happy to be in a career that is going to help me with a more successful outcome than before.”

Gustavo, Green Building Construction Skills