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Many students who graduate from high school directly enter the workforce instead of going to college.  Many careers exist that do not necessarily require a college degree: air traffic controllers, airline pilots, automotive, carpenter, construction, cosmetology, electricians, firefighters, HVAC, landscapers, linespeople (power lines), painters, pipefitters, plumbers, police officers, roofers, and more!

Apprenticeship programs & trade schools: *

Interested in HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration)? The San José Pipe Trades Training Center offers free monthly information sessions, 4:00-5:30pm in San José! Register for the next one! All applications will be saved for an exam held in 2024. The PTTC only holds entrance exams one time per year.  Applications can be submitted online via their website through the following link: Apply to our Apprenticeship | Pipe Trades Training Center (

Work Permits

Work permits are issued in the CCC/College & Career Center by CCC Advisor, Brad Ward!
* first, obtain an application for a work permit
* then, take the application for the work permit to your prospective employer
* have your prospective employer complete their portion, including their signature and date
* have your parent/guardian complete their portion, including signature and date
* bring the completed work permit back to the CCC, where Brad will issue you your actual work permit

More information about California work permits can be found here


Students, it's  a great idea to have a profile on LinkedIn, especially the older you are, towards senior and junior years.  LinkedIn allows you to create a personal, professional profile that can be used to help you network and raise your profile for jobs, internships, and research opportunities, during high school, college, and beyond!
Students can create their own LinkedIn account here.  


Interested in a career in the military?  Here's the place to begin your search!

United States Army

     * United States Army Military Academy/West Point

          - Summer Leadership Experience (apply by March 15)

United States Air Force

     * United States Air Force Academy/Colorado Springs

United States Coast Guard

United States Marines

     * Leatherneck Magazine

United States Merchant Marines (info sessions each day at 12:00 noon!)

Unites States Navy

     * United States Naval Academy/Annapolis


US military "Futures" magazine


ASVAB test: The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a heavily researched and well-respected aptitude test developed by the Department of Defense. It measures a young adult’s strengths and potential for success in military training. Here are some sample questions!


US National Guard


Job opportunities for students!  

If you have a job opportunity for Saratoga HS students, please email a brief description to College and Career Advisor Brad Ward at; we will copy and paste directly from your email. Thank you!

Los Gatos JCC:

Open positions for year-round and summer employment.  Open positions include:

  • Summer Day Camp Counselor, 16+
  • Camp Program Specialist, 16+ (various from sports, swimming, art, cooking, and more)
  • Lifeguards, 15+
  • Swim Instructors, 15+