Center for Employment Training has been serving migrant and seasonal farmworkers since 1967.
Inspired by leaders like Cesar Chavez of the UFW and the social justice movement of the Catholic Church, CET’s founders saw a need to support farmworkers and others in need of training during a period of social and economic change. CET continues to advocate for farm workers and is an active member of the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP).
If you work in agriculture, you and/or your dependents may qualify for a special grant under the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP). If you qualify, while you’re in school you may be eligible for supportive services and a stipend.
Although qualifying for the NFJP grant requires specific information, CET’s staff will be here to help you every step of the way. And congratulations on deciding to pursue job training!
How to Apply:
The first thing to do is to call us or meet with an Admissions Advisor. The advisor will help determine if you are eligible to apply for this grant.
You’ll discuss your interests and which program you are interested in. Like all other students, the Advisor will go through tuition & textbooks provided, and information about the school.
If you are applying for the NFJP grant, here’s what to expect:
You will discuss the details of the last two years of employment history. We’ll ask you specific questions such as the kind of work you did. If you are a dependent of a farmworker, the questions will be about your parent or spouse, it may also apply to other relatives as well. We will get into more detail during the eligibility process.
- Meet with a Financial Aid Officer (FAO) and find out if you qualify for other federal financial aid such as Pell Grants.
How do I know if I am a “Farmworker”?
What types of jobs will you train me for?
How much does attending school cost?
What if English is not my first language?
What’s the class schedule?
What if I didn’t graduate from high school or don’t have my GED?
What is open enrollment?
Do you provide any certificates needed by employers?
Does CET provide any other services to farmworkers?
NFJP Program Statistics (Steven’s Amendment)