Career Development

Nordhoff High School College & Career Center

Sarah Escobar, College & Career Development Specialist;
640-4343 ext. 1831

The College and Career Center provides information and resources to help students research colleges, universities, community colleges, trade and technical schools.  The CCC provides information about college entrance requirements, admissions testing, financial aid, scholarship and career planning.

The CCC resources can guide students through everything from testing to college visits, applying online, work permits, how to make the right choices for college and more.  Browse an extensive college and university library which includes college catalogs and CD’s, find applications, resume information, summer opportunities, obtain SAT and ACT testing registration information and deadlines.

Ojai Valley Youth Foundation –
Suzanne Feldman, Program Director/Brooke Baker (YES)
Room C-7 off the teacher Parking lot at Nordhoff High School
1401 Maricopa Highway
(805) 640-9555

OVYF offers several different after-school programs focusing on career development and job opportunities for teens throughout the year.

BLINC (Building Lives Inc.) is a 15 week series focused on character building (self-confidence and positive self-expression), vocational opportunities, and how to discover/cultivate personal passions.  12 of the workshops have guest speakers that range from specific careers to powerful mentors sharing their stories.   The goal is to motivate and inspire teens, ages 15-18, and connect young people from both private and public schools.

The C.R.E.W.

William Murphy (Executive Director);
(805) 649-8847

The C.R.E.W. offers a wide variety of youth work projects for teens (14-18) focusing on environmental conservation.