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During the school year, work permit applications can be dropped off in the Career Center Monday-Friday from 8:45 am-3:15 pm.  All work permits will be ready for pickup in two days. 

During the summer, work permits are processed on a weekly basis. Work permit applications that are dropped off in the Main Office by 3 pm on Thursdays will be ready for pick-up by 3 pm on Fridays. For questions or further assistance, please contact the Career Center Technician, Rocio Aguilera, via email at or call the main office at (805) 968-2541 to speak with a receptionist.

Steps to Employment  

(1) Job Search Prep Kit

  • Make a Master Job Application
  • Make sure your voicemail and email address are work appropriate
  • Keep a list of businesses that you have contacted ans how you have contacted them (examples: talked to manager, turned in application, went in to check on status of an interview, interviewed, etc.)
  • At an entry level position very few employers will ask for a resume however when it is necessary you have will have to build one or update the one you currently have
 (2) Job Search
  • Network – who do you know?
  • Pounding the Pavement – walk/drive around town to see if anyone is hiring
  • Search online 
 (3) Prepare for Interview
  • What to wear
  • What to say
  • What to bring
 (4) Obtained Employment
  1. Every minor must have a work permit.
  2. All work permits expire 5 days after the first day of school.
  3. Minors must re-apply every year.
  4. All work permits applications can be dropped off in the Career Center Monday-Friday from 8:45-3:15.
  5. All work permits will be ready to be picked up in the Career Center within two days after submission during the school year. 
  6. All work permits must be picked up and signed by the student and brought to the employer.
  • Work Experience Education – If you are a Junior or Senior and would like to get high school credits for your employment contact Ms. Aguilera via email or by phone 805-968-2541 x4588.