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It Can Be Hard to Get a Job in California – Unless You Have the Right Skills

Recently, the Visual Capitalist website put together a map of the best and worst states to try to find a job in, and it has bad news for California.

In California, for every 100 job openings, there are 110 people looking for work.

That means it can be very difficult to find a job in California – unless you have the right skills. Companies in California are in a constant need for people who can offer IT Support, do Cybersecurity, perform Data Analysis, or work with Customer Relationship Management software. For people with those skills, there are always more jobs available than there are qualified people to fill them.

It’s no accident that these are the skills Calbright teaches, for free. Calbright is a new kind of community college designed to try to close the gap between the needs of workers who are stranded in this economy and the companies who are trying to fill good jobs. Research showed that even in a competitive environment like California, there are fast tracks to a better career: all someone needs is the right tech skills. So that’s what we offer.

Calbright’s courses in IT Support, Cybersecurity, Data Analysis, and CRM Platform Administration prepare students for valuable industry certifications, like the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security +, and the Salesforce Certified Administrator certification. Each course can be completed online, on the student’s schedule, and finished in under a year. 

Calbright also provides career service support for each student’s job hunt, including networking opportunities, resume support, cover letter and interview preparation, and career counseling, all at no cost to the student.

That puts a large number of good paying jobs in reach, including:

  • Salesforce Administrator
  • IT Support Technician
  • Security Analyst
  • Desktop Support Specialist
  • IT Help Desk Representative
  • Data Analyst
  • Security Administrator
  • Cloud Administrator
  • Retail Manager

And more.

Each one not only offers a good salary, job security, and (often) a flexible working environment, but is upwardly mobile, with opportunities for advancement and promotion.

Transitioning to tech is possible, even in a competitive environment. That’s why Calbright is reimagining college.  

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