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What You Can Do Here...

  • Learn about occupations and career
  • Learn about universities, colleges, community colleges, and technical schools
  • Attend presentations about colleges and careers
  • Get college applications, scholarship applications and financial aid forms
  • Register for the PSAT, SAT and ACT tests
  • Find out about school-to-career opportunities such as job shadows and industry-related field trips
  • Search for a job; check the job listings



DCAC activities help support our school to increase our college enrollment rates and the program serves as a resource for all students at the school.
Our DCAC support activities include:

  • Individual drop-in college advising/preparation
  • Parent/guardian/family workshops/events
  • College information and preparation workshops
  • Financial aid/scholarship workshops

Many students in today’s high schools choose courses and work experiences in an unplanned, aimless manner, often resulting in limited career options and undeveloped potential.

 Innovative educators across the nation have responded by restructuring schools around career pathways. A career pathway is an integrated, multi-year sequence of career guidance, coursework, and

 work-based learning experiences that enables students to explore a variety of career choices and provides a context for learning.

Schools that are organized around career pathways give students an opportunity to use their experiences in the classroom and the workplace to help determine what they might or might not want to do, and gain a better understanding of the kinds of experience, skills, and education and training they will need to be successful in the workplace. The idea that students can begin to develop an initial career direction which provides a purpose and context for learning can motivate students, increase their achievement, and smooth the transition from school to work.

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College and Career Center Technician

Vina Robbins

Schedule a meeting with me:


DCAC College adviser

Neydi Espino

Available to help - 8:30-4:30 


Adjunct Counselor

Griselda Rodriguez
Pronouns: She/Her(s)

EAOP Counselor


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Emma Nylen Scholarship Fund

This is a scholarship opportunity for students who are currently in college or graduating HS seniors who will start at Trade (technical program),  Community College/University in Fall 2023, this is a great opportunity. Scholarship description below: 


The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Ventura has had the honor of being chosen by the late Emma Nylen to be the distributor of the funds in the Emma Nylen Charitable Trust. The purpose of the Charitable Trust, in the words of the Trust, is: “…to aid motivated and needy students, at any level of higher education or training, who find it difficult to defray the expenses of attending a school of higher-education or a school of technical or trade training, were it not for some outside means of financial assistance.”

The Charitable Trust is prohibited, and will not discriminate with regards to sex, age, race, national origin, religion, residence, or political affiliation. It was the preference of Mrs. Nylen, though not a requirement, that the recipients be young men or women who have completed high school and are under the age of thirty (30) years. It is also required that the recipients have been residents of Ventura County at one time.

Applications must be mailed to the following address: 
Attn: Emma Nylen Scholarship Fund
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Ventura 
1280 S. Victoria Avenue Suite 240 
Ventura CA 93003 

  • Applications are preferred by mail.  
  • They must be received in the mail with a postmarked date by or before April 28, 2023. 
  • Applications by fax, email, or after the deadline will not be accepted. 
  • Certified Transcripts ONLY will be accepted this year (no photocopies, scans or digital copies) 

Applications Open on Wednesday, February 1st, 2023
Application deadline is Friday, April 28, 2023.


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