Postsecondary Education Resources



OYP created resources for youth and young adults who are interested in attending postsecondary education, to find their best-fit education and training program.

For more information on these tools or for guidance on how best to use them, contact OYP’s Pathways Coordinator, Erica DiPietro at edipietro@kidsincommon.org.

My Pathway

A tool created for service providers to use with an individual who is ready to begin the career exploration process.  One might use this tool to document the results from the career assessments, pathway options, obstacles, and career goals. Click for PDF. Click for Link.


Community College Certificate Programs

A tool created for service providers to use with youth who are interested in attending a certificate program through the Santa Clara County Community Colleges. One might use this tool when discussing the differences between each Community College, such as available programs, start dates, and campus supports.  Click for PDF. Click For Link.


8 Steps to Community College Enrollment

Tool used for explaining the 8 steps it takes to enroll in Community College. One might use this tool when talking with youth about the process of Community College enrollment and what each of the 8 steps means. Click for PDF. Click for Link.


Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs

A tool created for service providers to use with youth who are interested in obtaining postsecondary education outside of the traditional college setting. Similar to certificate programs offered at Community Colleges, CTE programs provide focused, short-term career training options. One might use this tool when discussing the differences between CTE programs, such as eligibility, start dates, and tuition costs. Click for PDF. Click for Link.