Career transition course offered for out-of-work

SAN MARCOS — Cal State San Marcos Extended Learning, in partnership with San Diego State University College of Extended Studies and the San Diego Workforce Partnership, is offering a Career Transition & Development for Professionals program intended for laid-off individuals with at least five years of professional work experience and a bachelor’s degree. This program includes two weekly in-class sessions over seven weeks.
Applications are now being accepted for the second cohort of the Career Transition & Development for Professionals Program, slated to run Jan. 30 to March 16. To be eligible for the program, prospective participants must qualify for program funding offered by the San Diego Workforce Partnership. All applicants must be deemed eligible as a Dislocated Worker through a One-Stop Career Center. Visit for a listing of centers.
After visiting the One-Stop Career Center for approval and referral authorization, interested participants must complete the participant application online at and send a current resume by e-mail to or deliver it in person to Extended Learning.
The first cohort of participants began the program in late November. Demonstrating the diverse caliber of talent and experience, participants range in experience from recent positions such as vice president, senior project manager, editor, IT director, regional general manager, and project architect. All have either a bachelor’s or master’s degree, and worked in areas ranging from construction to education to legal practice.
By the end of the seven-week program, program participants will have developed an action-oriented career plan; polished and fine-tuned their resumes, honed interviewing and networking skills; assessed talents and skills; and identified matches for new job opportunities.


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