Center for Employment Training

What makes CET different is over the last 50 years we have mastered integrated job training services to support your success. CET’s Contextual Learning Model was designed with the end in mind. Our success is not measured by the number of students enrolled. CET is successful when you get the skills to get the job and our diploma is your first paycheck.

Because of our commitment to provide quality job training and keep services accessible to all, we have some of the highest graduation rates, student satisfaction and job placement rates in the nation. Why? It’s because we don’t stop at career training. No matter which CET center you graduate from, you’ll get job placement assistance. Even more, we also care that you have the personal skills and the social support you need to find work you love.

Available Programs


  • Accounting Clerk
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Business Office Administration


  • Early Childhood Teacher Assistant

Construction & Building Maintenance

  • Building Maintenance
  • Cleaning Service and Maintenance Technician
  • Facility Maintenance Technician
  • Green Building Construction Skills


  • Culinary Arts
  • The Craft of Baking


  • Health Information Technology
  • Medical Clerk
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Medical Assistant

Technical Trades

  • Automotive Specialist
  • Electrician
  • HVAC Specialist
  • HVAC Technician & Green Technology
  • Green Building Construction Skills
  • Welding Fabrication

Truck Driving & Logistics

Center for Employment Training Locations

  • Coachella, CA
  • Colton, CA
  • El Centro, CA
  • Oxnard, CA
  • Salinas, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Santa Maria, CA
  • Soledad, CA
  • Watsonville, CA
  • El Paso, TX
  • Alexandria, VA