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Occupational Training Institute

Career Training for Unemployed

The Occupational Training Institute currently provides high-quality vocational training services for eligible clients referred by:

  • Local Workforce Investment Act (WIA) agencies (One-stop centers), see below
  • NAFTA/Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)/Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA) representatives
  • Private vocational rehabilitation service providers and workers compensation counselors

Through OTI, students are provided career and academic advisement and counseling, one-stop priority registration, accessible staff, industry expertise, and

access to the support needed to achieve their goals.

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CalJOBS --- Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL)

To see what Career Programs OTI offers for Workforce Investment Act or Trade Adjustment Assistance Act clients, access the CalJOBS website at


TYPE "OCCUPATIONAL" in the box and you will be taken to the programs offered by Foothill and De Anza Community Colleges. 

Do you receive unemployment?

Do you receive Unemployment Insurance Benefits and want to attend training as a full time student? Visit our Unemployment Benefits & OTI's Training Programs to find answers to many commonly asked questions. 

You'll find answers to many of your questions in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) available on the OTI Training Guide Page. If not, please contact OTI's employment and training advisor at 409.864.8869. The OTI Master List contains certificate programs from Accounting to Biotechnology to Pro Engineer. It is intended to guide prospective students in their choice of training programs.

We welcome your inquiries, and will be pleased to arrange a visit and tour of Foothill or De Anza College. We can also arrange for you to meet with a member of the department responsible for information about the program that you choose.

One-Stop Employment Centers

These agencies offer a variety of employment services to the public. You may wish to contact one in your area to see if assistance is available to you in reaching your goal.

Eligibility is determined at the following organizations:


Serving Northern Silicon Valley/Santa Clara County  businesses and residents including: Cupertino, Los Altos, Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, and Sunnyvale.

Office Location

505 W. Olive Ave. Suite 550
Sunnyvale CA 94086
Phone 408.730.7232

Serving Silicon Valley businesses and residents including: Campbell, Gilroy, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, San Jose, Saratoga, and all unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County.

Office Location

1601 Foxworthy Avenue
San Jose, CA 95118
Phone: 408.794.1100

Workforce Santa Cruz County
Serving Residents of: Aptos, Ben Lomond, Boulder Creek, Capitola, Davenport, Felton, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Soquel and Watsonville.

Office Locations in Watsonville 831.763.8700 and Capitola 831.464.6286

California Employment Development Department (EDD), Santa Clara County Offices

Unemployment Insurance 800.300.5616

Disability Insurance 800.480.3287

Occupational Training Institute
Building: Seminar
Contact: OTI Office
Phone: 408.864. 8869

Last Updated: 5/28/14