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Solano County Office of Education

Solano County Office of Education

Work Readiness Opportunities for Students

Solano County Office of Education facilitates a partnership between Solano County school districts, Chambers of Commerce, and the Solano County Workforce Development Board to offer a Work-Ready! Certification program for students.
Solano Work Ready! Program for Students

Solano Work Ready! Program for Students

The Work-Ready! Certificate Program for students is a three week workshop providing over twenty hours of work related instruction and support. The program helps students locate job opportunities, learn interview skills and develop a resume. Workshop topics include: time management, resume writing, job search & application cover letters, work habits, customer service, teamwork, appropriate dress, interview techniques, and mock interviews. 


1.  Demonstrate strong work ethic. 
2.  Be self-motivated and take initiative. 
3.  Represent professionalism in the workplace.  
4.  Use critical thinking and problem-solving skills. 
5.  Collaborate efficiently with others. 
6.   Present a positive attitude in the workplace.
7.   Understand the importance of time management. 
8.   Deliver effective customer service.
9.   Utilize appropriate workplace communication.
10. Value and respect individual differences and diversity.


Students can contact their school counselor to inquire about the next Work Ready! Certificate program offered by Solano County Office of Education at their school.


Effective partnerships between education and employers can make areal difference to young people. Career Technical Education needs you!
Forms of involvement might include: 
  • Raising the general awareness of the "world of work" and preparing young people for the demands they will meet in the 21st century workplace 
  • Raise the career consciousness of students in particular sectors of the workforce 
  • Provide workplace experience either through job shadow opportunities or internships 
  • Becoming a guest speaker 
  • Providing a "hands-on" lesson in the classroom.
If you are interested in business partnerships or wish to volunteer, we welcome you! Please call our office at 707-399-4800.
For more information and other volunteer opportunities, please download the file above.


Automotive pre-apprenticeship program at Ron DuPratt Ford
Vacaville Unified School District and Ron DuPratt Ford have partnered on an automotive pre-apprenticeship program for Will C. Wood High School students enrolled in Automotive I and II courses. The program includes opportunities for student to job shadow and apply for a pre-apprenticeship in a variety of departments at Ron DuPratt. 
Students who wish to participate in the program must complete a series of Ford training modules and a job shadow experience and an application process. If accepted, students can apprentice with a member of the Ron DuPratt team in one of several departments including: quick lane, parts, sales and service.  Solano County Office of Education’s College and Career Readiness Department is supporting students with applications, resume writing, and interviewing skills. 


Kelley Birch
Director, College and Career Readiness
(707) 399-4806
Aline Canido-Consolacion
Secretary/Program Analyst
(707) 399-4809
Kim Lane
Program Manager 
K12 SWP Project Coordinator
(707) 399-4801
Taylor Clifton
College and Career Development Specialist
(707) 399-4808
Matt Russo
College and Career Development Specialist
(707) 399-4881
Abraham Anaya
College and Career Development Specialist
(707) 399-4831
Lerecia Evans 
College and Career Development Specialist         
(707) 646-7697                
Rodney Fisher
College and Career Development Specialist 
(707) 399-4808
Terrell Parr
Construction Trades Teacher
(707) 399-4837 
Sabrina True
CTE Classroom Specialist
(707) 399-4837 
Josh Davis
STEAM Innovation Teacher