Growing Marin's
talent, training, and jobs

High-touch career coaching and job training pathways

Transforming Lives

At Community Action Marin, we’ve helped to transform thousands of individual lives. By providing key stabilization services in conjunction with high-touch career coaching and job training pathways, we support individuals with attaining employer-recognized certificates and credentials, and obtaining employment in high-demand professions. 

Current Career & Workforce Programs

Workforce Accelerator Program

A Road to Self-Sufficiency is a holistic job training program for those in the county over the age of 18 who are seeking employment, and are U.S. citizens or non-citizens authorized to work in the U.S. This program is thanks to a grant from the California Workforce Development Board. Click the link below to learn more. If you have questions, please contact Erika Acosta at 415.526.7539 or

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Driver Academy

Community Action Marin has partnered with Vivalon Rides to offer an opportunity for a career as a professional, trained, and licensed commercial driver. With free tuition, you can begin a new career with job security driving commercial vehicles and supporting the community in the process. The Academy provides a combination of in-class and field training to help you successfully pass DMV written exams and behind-the-wheel field tests, CPR and First Aid certification, and job placement assistance. For more information, contact us at 415.526.7590 or

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Associate Teacher Apprenticeship

The Pathways to Success Apprenticeship helps participants jump-start their career in early childhood education. Participants in this unique working and learning experience earn 12 Early Childhood Education units through College of Marin, complete 2,000 hours of paid work experience, and are eligible for an Associate Teacher permit.

Learn About Our Associate Teacher Apprenticeship

Career Coaching

Finding a new job or career path is a daunting task. It really helps to have someone in your corner. During one-on-one sessions, our experienced coaches provide invaluable help for members to plan for a job change, enroll in needed training, develop resumes and cover letters, practice interviewing, secure interview-appropriate clothing, search for job openings that match their skill sets and interest, and submit job applications. For more information, contact us at 415.526.7590 or

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Small Business Development Advising

Through a partnership with Marin Small Business Development Center, future and current small business owners are able to access free business advising. Small businesses are the lifeblood of Marin, and for many people the only way to create a livelihood. It’s not always easy to make a small business succeed however. Marin residents who have an existing business they'd like to strengthen or expand, or a hobby they want to grow into a business, or are just curious about working for themselves, are encouraged to reach out.

Past Programs

Kitchen Apprentice Program

Our Apprenticeship Program trained and mentored those seeking a career in the food industry or entrepreneurship opportunities focused on food. The 6-month program equipped individuals with the knowledge and skills to develop and launch a small food business or to join the larger food and hospitality industry. Apprentices were matched with food industry professionals specializing in baking and butchering and received a chance to learn invaluable business and marketing skills.

Learn About Our Kitchen Apprenticeship

Heather Bettini Community Action Marin

Have Questions?

Reach out to Heather Bettini, Senior Director, Economic Justice, by clicking the email link below.