Education & Training
MEC provides education and training to job seekers who qualify for these services. Most of these opportunities are free; some may require a small fee. Our education and training partners--such as the College of Marin, Regional Occupation Program, Tamalpais Adult Education and the Small Business Development Corporation provide much of the training. If you participate in the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Program, MEC may support the cost of training – currently up to $2,500 per client - if you enroll in a training program for an in-demand occupation.
The best way to learn about education and training opportunities is to attend the Training Opportunities Information Session (TOIS). Here, you will learn about the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and find out if you might be eligible for training services. You’ll also find out more about career planning, how to research labor market information and how to apply for training services. Sessions are held once a month, call 473-3300 to find out what day its offered or check the events page. Admission is first come, first serve. Late arrivals will not be admitted.
After attending a TOIS session a client wrote to us and said, "I wanted to let you know how incredibly helpful I thought the TOIS session was. If it was not for the work I had to do to gather information to fill out the forms, I would never have had the clear understanding of what will be waiting for me after school. I was lucky to find out that there are many different employment possibilities, career advancement opportunities and a salary range that is larger than I expected..."
MEC Education & Training Programs
The MEC offers a number of education, job training and skills training opportunities to better prepare you for your next job. Attend the TOIS to learn more about them, or contact the MEC for additional information.
Adult Education Opportunities
MEC can help job seekers attain a GED, become more fluent in English, or improve their ability to read.
Occupational Training Programs
MEC offers several programs geared toward specific occupations or specific skills.
Customized Training Programs
Employers with groups of employees who require training can work with MEC to develop and implement these programs. Past customized trainings have included English as a Second Language in the landscaping, hospitality, construction and healthcare industries. Contact MEC Manager Racy Ming at (415) 473-3334 for more information.