Digital NEST is coming to Stockton!2024-05-24T16:42:27-07:00

COMING SOON TO
DOWNTOWN STOCKTON!

The NEST is a place where opportunity is created. Since 2014, more than
3,700 teens and young adults have entered our programs. By providing
professional skills, technical training, work experience, mentorship, and a
network, we give you the tools to navigate your career.

I’ve always been interested in video production but it wasn’t until I joined Digital NEST and bizzNEST that I saw the possibilities. Digital NEST impacted my career immensely. With their guidance I built a solid resume, portfolio, and network and I’m now a communication specialist in multimedia.

REMY RODRIGUEZ, Former member, Digital Arts and Technology

The NEST made a positive impact in helping build my professional skills. I noticed myself becoming more developed in terms of my web design skills as well as more of my social skills. The Career Navigation workshops inspired me to put myself out there more and utilize my resources in order to gain insightful information from NEST members and ensure I make the most out of my internship experience.

KIM PHAM, bizzNEST Intern, Web Design

The research tools embedded in this AI website are a lifesaver. It sifts through massive data sets, presents insightful trends, and helps me focus on the core of my work. A must-have for any researcher. The tools embedded in this AI website are a lifesaver. It sifts through massive data sets, presents insightful trends!

MYTZY ESCALANTE, bizzNEST Alum

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How do the career programs work?2024-05-14T16:36:42-07:00

Throughout your journey at the NEST, you can participate in any of our three distinct program branches called…

Career Exploration

Ages: 14 – 17 
– Make Friends
– Career & Pathway Exploration
– Leadership Skills
– Networking

Commitment:
– Weekly Meetings

Career Pathways

Rising Seniors to the Age of 24 
– Start a Pathway
– Choose a Concentration
– Technical + Professional Skills
– Career Service Support

Commitment:
– One-Year Program

bizzNEST

Ages: 18 – 24 
– Paid Internship
– Industry Mentor
– 1:1 Career Coaching
– Gain Professional Certifications
– Enhance your Professional Portfolio

Commitment: 
One Year Program

Is there an age limit?2024-05-14T14:47:55-07:00
  • Career Exploration: Anyone is welcome, but our focus is  14 – 17 years old!
  • Career Pathways: Rising Seniors up to the Age of 24
  • bizzNEST: Ages 18 – 24
What is the time commitment?2024-05-03T12:29:57-07:00
  • Quest Club – 1.5 hours/week (1 day/week) 
  • Pathways – 6 hours/week (3 days/week) 
  • bizzNEST – 15 hours/week
Are there any breaks for the holidays? 2024-05-14T15:56:54-07:00
  • Yes. Programs are split into 3 seasons – Fall, Spring and Summer!
  • Fall and Spring are 10 weeks long, Summer is 8 weeks long and there is a break between seasons.
  • Federal holidays are observed!
What kind of Activities/Events can I participate in? 2024-05-14T15:53:05-07:00
  • Each season hosts a variety of events/activities for all members. 
  • Examples:
    • Industry Tour (We just got back from a tour at Netflix!)
    • Fireside Chats (Meet and Greet with industry leaders)
    • Field Trips (Tour local businesses)
    • Alumni Day (Build your network and meet successful NEST Alums)
Where are Digital NEST’s centers located?2024-05-14T15:54:53-07:00

Digital NEST Centers - Watsonville, Salinas, Gilroy, Modesto, Stockton, California

WATSONVILLE
318 Union St. Bldg B
Watsonville, CA 95076

SALINAS
210 Salinas St.
Salinas, CA 93901

GILROY
7500 Monterey Road,
Gilroy CA, 95020

MODESTO
1012 11th Street,
Modesto, CA 95354

STOCKTON
417 E Main St.
Stockton CA 95202

What are the three Career Pathways?2024-05-03T12:30:56-07:00

Digital Arts + Technology

  • Web/Graphic Design
  • Video Production

People Projects + Leadership

  • Marketing
  • Project Management

Web + Information Technology

  • Front End Development
  • Information Technology (IT)
If I don’t want to participate in a program right now, can I still become a member?2024-05-14T15:58:57-07:00

Yes! Even if programming doesn’t work for you right now, you can always spend time at the NEST! Members can access NEST resources, and enjoy our co-working space!

Will I get help applying to internships?2024-05-14T15:59:45-07:00
  • Yes! Our Career Services team will help support you through every branch of the Member Journey. 
  • Our team will help you create a resume, portfolio, and online professional presence and offer support with interviewing and job applications. 
How much do the programs cost?2023-07-28T15:34:32-07:00

Membership is free, the only investment we ask for is your time.

Do I need background knowledge to join the programs?2023-07-28T15:34:55-07:00

No background knowledge is necessary.

Do I need a computer?2023-07-28T15:35:16-07:00

No, Digital NEST will provide the necessary equipment.

Do I get a certification?2023-07-28T15:37:38-07:00

The NEST offers support in obtaining optional certifications through completion of the Pathways and in bizzNEST.

Optional Certifications include: Comp TIA A+, CAPM, and FAA 107 (drone license)

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