Programs FAQs2023-08-01T13:34:07-07:00
  • Digital NEST Programs Watsonville, Salinas, gilroy Modesto Stockton

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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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