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Education and Training

Educational resources and training opportunities are available to job seekers online at the America's Job Center of California - EASTBAY Works website. Students seeking education or workers looking to upgrade or learn new skills can begin to explore opportunities through a variety of partner organizations below.


From the inception of the Workforce Investment Act, the Board has worked closely with adult education, community colleges, and the California State University, East Bay. This collaboration has resulted in successful grant funding, responsive new program and curriculum design, and numerous opportunities to jointly serve both targeted populations and employer sectors, meeting the needs for new and emerging skills in the workplace.

Adult Education

Under the leadership of Mt. Diablo Adult Education, the consortium of adult education entities provides assessment, consulting, and referral through the America's Job Center of California - EASTBAY Works. Through career technical education, adult education provides remedial training and occupation specific training for those seeking to augment their education and earn industry-recognized certificates. Adult education centers serve most communities in Contra Costa County. Links for some of the adult education centers include: 

Community Colleges & Universities

The Contra Costa Community College District offers academic and career education courses through three community colleges: Contra Costa Community College, Diablo Valley Community College, and Los Medanos Community College. For-credit classes and short-term courses prepare county residents for higher education opportunities as well as for employment in a variety of occupations.

Contra Costa County is served by California State University, East Bay. Individuals seeking degree programs as well as short-term certification may attend courses, some of which are conveniently scheduled to meet the needs of working adults. Online courses are available as well.

Contra Costa Regional Occupation Programs

Adults seeking short-term training leading to certificates can access classes, often offering hands on skills training as well through ROP. Further information is available at

Register for FREE Introductory Courses

For a limited time, Contra Costa County is offering to the general public no-cost Metrix Learning online courses usually restricted to enrolled clients.  Get free training for 180-days to build your skills and prepare for your next job. Get access to a catalog of over 5,000 courses.


  • Free of Charge
  • Manage your own online training
  • Flexible, self-paced learning of essential workplace skills
  • Courses to train for industry-recognized certifications
  • Pass courses with 80% or higher to earn a completion certification
  • Download and print your completion certificates
  • Certifications for your resume that provide new interview talking points
  • Professional development

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