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Contact Information

Kelley Birch
Assistant Director, College and Career Readiness
(707) 399-4809

kbirch@solanocoe.net

Lindsay Caceres
Secretary/Program Analyst
(707) 399-4809

lcaceres@solanocoe.net

Kim Lane
K12 SWP Project Coordinator
707-399-4801

klane@solanocoe.net

Amber Bell
Vocational Specialist
707-399-4828

apbell@solanocoe.net

Rodney Fisher
Vocational Specialist

rfisher@solanocoe.net

Robert Scott
Vocational Specialist

rscott@solanocoe.net

Dre Thomas
Vocational Specialist

 

Terrell Parr
Construction Trades Teacher
707-399-4849 

tparr@solanocoe.net

 

 

 


 

CTE & College/ Career Readiness in Solano County

Careers in Solano County summary preview

Connect 2 Careers Guide

Career & College Readiness

The College and Career Readiness program provides coordination and professional development for career pathways offered in Solano County school districts. The program also offers Essential Skills Workshops to students enrolled in career pathways in the county high schools and Vocational Specialists promote connections with industry partners through Work Based Learning activities and experiences.  The College and Career Department facilitates a partnership between the Solano County Office of Education, Solano County school districts, and Chambers of Commerce, to offer a Work Ready Certification program for students.


 

Videos: College & Career Readiness Programs in Solano County

preview of Solano career technical education video series

SCOE has created 30 short videos highlighting some of the Career Technical Education (CTE) and College Readiness programs across Solano County. 


 

Work Ready Certificate program

Preparing Students for the Workplace
 

 

The Work-Ready Certificate Program for students is a three week workshop providing over twenty hours of work related instruction and support. The program helps students locate job opportunities, learn interview skills and develop a resume. Workshop topics include: time management, resume writing,  job search & application cover letters, work ethic, customer service, teamwork, appropriate dress, interview techniques, and mock interviews. The Work-Ready Certificate program is coordinated by the Solano County Office of Education in partnership with local Chambers of Commerce and is presented in school districts throughout Solano County.


 

EMPLOYErs - How You can get involved

EMPLOYERS AND BUSINESS LEADERS

Effective partnerships between education and employers can make areal difference to young people. Career Technical Education needs you!

Forms of involvement might include: 

  • Raising the general awareness of the "world of work" and preparing young people for the demands they will meet in the 21st century workplace 
  • Raise the career consciousness of students in particular sectors of the workforce 
  • Provide workplace experience either through job shadow opportunities or internships 
  • Becoming a guest speaker 
  • Providing a "hands-on" lesson in the classroom.

If you are interested in business partnerships or wish to volunteer, we welcome you! Please call our office at 707-399-4800.

For more information and other volunteer opportunities, please download the files below.