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New Community Health Worker Training Program for Monterey County starts in October 2021!


California is poised to expand the training and hiring of Community Health Workers (CHWs) over the next several years.  To help prepare Monterey County residents for these job opportunities, the Monterey County Workforce Development Board (MCWDB), the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) are jointly sponsoring an innovative online CHW training program. 


CHWs possess certain character traits. We are looking for applicants with high emotional intelligence - the ability to forge and sustain trusting relationships with individuals from different backgrounds.  We are also looking for individuals with “lived experience”—in Salinas this means someone who has a deep understanding of the Latino community and how information gets shared and disseminated.  We are looking for applicants who have courage and grit to be strong advocates for those who don’t have the skills to advocate for themselves.  Finally, we are looking for individuals who are comfortable navigating social service systems and the ability to push those systems to respond to their clients’ needs.


As the attached flyer indicates, the CHW Training Program will start on October 4, 2021 and end on April 2, 2022.  There are 30 spots available.  Online classes will occur every week, 1-2 evenings per week.  There will be a 40-hour internship that will span five weeks (8 hours per week), from early January to mid-March. Registration for the program closes on September 20, 2021.


The Application and additional information may be found on our website at

For more information you can reach out to Orlando Elizondo, CHW Program Manager, at 831.296.2220.




MST’s new Vaccination Campaign! 

For every passenger who has received their COVID vaccination, they can receive a MST FREE Day Pass!  YEAH!  All you need to do, is to show your vaccination card to an MST Customer Service Representative at any one of MST’s customer service locations:

  • Salinas Transit Center;
  • Marinas Transit Exchange;
  • Monterey Transit Plaza.


MST’s customer service offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:45pm; and closed during lunch hours.


Please note:  Although these fliers do not include information for the FREE ride using MST RIDES Paratransit Program, this free (Day Pass) transportation extends to MST RIDES Paratransit Program too.  Any RIDES participants can contact MST RIDES to book a free ride. Learn more here!


For additional information, please call 888-MST-BUS1 (888.678.2871).



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Are you struggling to find the right job and hesitant to make a commitment in these challenging times? Join our new online virtual recruitment platform on March 31st from 10:30am-11:30am to learn why Balance Staffing might have the perfect job for you! Learn more here!
Jobseekers should follow these steps:
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