Veterans Career Technical Training Initiative

WASC Accredited
At No Cost to Qualifying Veterans

"For their service and sacrifice, warm words of thanks from a grateful nation are more than warranted, but they aren't nearly enough. We also owe our veterans the care they were promised and the benefits that they have earned. We have a sacred trust with those who wear the uniform of the United States of America. It's a commitment that begins at enlistment, and it must never end."

-President Barack Obama, March 19, 2009 

Welcome, Veterans!

The Veterans Career Technical Training Initiative is a collaborative partnership of various organizations whose purpose is to provide post 9/11 veterans with career technical training and priority job search services and other resources. The training is provided at no cost to veterans, and is held at the Central County Occupational Center (CCOC) and Metropolitan Adult Education Programs (MAEP) at their campus on Hillsdale Avenue in San Jose. Priority job search services and other resources are provided through work2future, NOVAConnect, San Jose Employment Development Department (EDD) and Project Hired.

How to access services

Contact our partners directly at:

  NOVA/CONNECT Job Seeker Center
1 (408) 774-5421
Serving the cities of:
Cupertino, Los Altos, Milpitas
Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara,
& Sunnyvale

1 (408) 794-1100
Veteran customers can access services at any
one of our centers:
   - San Jose One-Stop 1 (408) 794-1100,
   - Campbell One-Stop 1 (408) 369-3606, and
   - Gilroy One-Stop 1 (408) 846-1480 serves
      the residents of
San Jose Campbell
Saratoga Los Altos Hills
Los Gatos Monte Sereno
Morgan Hill Gilroy
and all the unincorporated areas of
Santa Clara County.
  Project HIRED
1 (408) 557-0880
Wounded Warrior Workforce
1401 Parkmoor Ave., Suite 125
San Jose, CA 95126

San Jose EDD
1 (408) 369-3606
Workforce Services
2450 S. Bascom Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008

Our partners offer priority services and resources for veterans to provide a wide array of employment services to help with job search, assistance with transitioning into civilian occupations, and technical training classes at MetroED, at no cost to the veteran.
Veterans Gold Card

The Gold Card is a new employment initiative providing unemployed post-9/11-era veterans with job search services needed to succeed in today's job market. An eligible veteran can present the Gold Card at any OneStop Center and receive employment services including:
  • job readiness assessment;
  • career guidance to help make good training and career decisions;
  • labor market, occupational, and skills transferability information that inform educational, training, and occupational decisions;
  • referrals to job banks, job portals, and job openings;
  • referrals to employers and registered apprenticeship sponsors;
  • referrals to training; and
  • monthly follow-up by an assigned case manager for up to six months.
More Information about Gold Card Services can be found at www.dol.gov/vets/goldcard.html
Classes available at MetroED if space is available

Central County Occupational Center (CCOC), day classes:
  • Automotive Repair, Refinishing, Truck Mechanics
  • Animation, Video Production
  • Baking & Catering, Culinary Arts, Interior Design
  • HVAC, Carpentry, Electrical Maintenance
  • Accounting & Finance, Computer Technology, Small Business Management, Office Assistant
  • Dental Assisting, Health Occupations, Medical Assistant, Medical Office Careers, Veterinary Assistant
  • Fire Science/First Responder, Forensic Investigation, Law Enforcement, Probation & Legal Careers
Central County Occupational Center (CCOC), evening classes:
  • AC and DC Measurement, AC and DC Theory
  • Auto Body Repair, Auto Body Repair & Refinishing
  • Auto CAD 2011, Basic Precision Machining
  • Building Maintenance (focus on carpentry, plumbing, or electrical)
  • Clinical Unit Secretary (Ward Clerk)
  • Electrical Maintenance, HVAC
  • Fire Service/First Responder
  • Intro to CNC Machining, Intro to Commercial Screen Printing, Intro to PC's
  • Keyboarding/Word, Microsoft 2007
  • Medical Assistant (Front Office, Back Office, or Terminology)
  • Solar Applications & Installation, Welding, Wiring Methods
Metropolitan Adult Education Program (MAEP) classes:
  • Accounting & Taxes
  • Medical Health Careers
  • Office Skills
  • English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education
To donate to the Veterans to assist with instructional supplies and uniforms, please go to the MetroED Foundation to make your tax deductible contribution.