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Race to a Job partners with San Mateo County Career Technical Education (CTE) for blended learning.

Calling all 3rd-8th grade teachers!

Direct your own camp this summer with EB Academic Reading and Writing Camps!

EB Academic Camps partners with outstanding and qualified teachers across the country to direct our reading and writing camps and provides them with relevant curriculum, and valuable administrative and marketing support.

What we offer:

  • Reading and writing camps for remediation and enrichment
  • A Monday through Thursday half-day camp schedule
  • All curriculum needed to direct the program
  • We handle all registrations and payments
  • All marketing, including placement on
  • Insurance and liability coverage
  • Prizes, giveaways, graduation certificates and evaluations for students
  • Administrative support (director curriculum support and customer service)

If you're interested in directing your own EB Academic Camp this summer, please visit us at www.ebcamps.com or email us at info@ebcamps.com for more information.  Come join the team!

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Makati Chiropractic supports San Mateo County Office of Education, CTE Students


On October 14, 2014, Dr. Ronald Mitchell generously donated his valuable time from his busy schedule to speak to the Medical Assisting students.  He gave a brief anatomy lesson on how the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems work in conjunction with each other.  It was very enlightening to hear about causes of pain and various modalities of treatments.  Additionally, he emphasized how important it is to listen to patients and show compassion for their injuries and pain.  He mentioned that he wanted his patients to feel as though their visit at his office would be the best part of their day!  Therefore, the students need to be truly interested in helping their patients.  It was exciting to hear our future medical assistants answering questions that Dr. Mitchell posed and also to understand the clinical terms he was using.


The Business Manager of Makati Chiropractic, Dr. Willie Britt, followed Dr. Mitchell’s presentation with a motivational speech of his own.  Dr. Britt challenged the students to evaluate their motives for being in the class.  He emphasized how being a healthcare worker takes empathy and commitment.  Students were encouraged to surround themselves with people that would support their goals and devote the time it takes to learn about the field.  He confirmed that they were in a good program at the SMCOE/CTE and commended them for their goals.  He inspired them to think about the next step in their lives after completing the program.

At the end of the day, students felt inspired and are looking forward to their administrative internships.  CTE appreciates valuable leaders like Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Britt for donating their time to assist future professionals in their pursuit of excellence.

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Latest unemployment and industry jobs data

The unemployment rate in San Mateo County was 3.3 percent in May 2015.  This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 6.2 percent for California and 5.3 percent for the nation for this May.  San Mateo County registered the lowest unemployment rate among California's 58 counties as of May 2015, tying Marin County's rate of 3.3 percent.

San Mateo County had an estimated 14,400 unemployed residents as of May 2015.

The University of the Pacific Eberhardt School of Business recently released California and metro area forecasts at http://forecast.pacific.edu/CAmetro.html.  The following are highlights for the three-county San Francisco area of Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo through 2018:

  • They forecast the unemployment rate to decrease from to 3.9 in 2015 and then to decline by 0.1 to 0.2 percent each year, averaging 3.4 percent 2018.
  • They expect nonfarm job growth to be 4.2 percent in 2015, 2.2 percent in 2016, 1.4 percent in 2017, and 0.9 percent in 2018.
  • Their forecast assumes that housing costs and a tightening labor market in the Bay Area will slow the Bay Area's job growth rate in the coming years.

The Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released jobs and wage data for the largest counties in the country for the fourth quarter of 2014.  Jobs located in San Mateo County increased by 4.8 percent on a year-over basis, ranking it 18th in performance of the 340 largest counties in the nation.  The U.S. posted a job gain of 2.2 percent, and California and addition of 2.6 percent, based on those Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages data.  San Mateo County average weekly wages for the fourth quarter of 2014 decreased by 20.4 percent from the same quarter a year earlier, ranking it 339th in percent wage change over the year.  The BLS report noted that information made the largest contribution to the decrease in the county's average weekly wages.  This decline in average weekly wages is partially due to wages returning to normal after higher levels in 2012 and 2013.  The wages can be affected by things such as employer contributions to certain deferred compensation plans such as 401(k) plans and stock options, non-wage cash payments such as bonuses, changes in the ratio of full-time to part-time workers, and the number of persons in high-paying and low-paying occupations.  The nation saw wages grow by 3.5 percent over the year, and the state registered a wage increase of 2.9 percent.

Ruth Kavanagh

The Employment Development Department


Posted by: Katia Sturtevant
Published: 6/19/15

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