Community pillar turns 50

Photo Credit: CET

The Center for Employment Training (CET) National Headquarters has been a pillar in the community of San José, Silicon Valley since 1967 and currently operates Centers in California, Texas and Virginia. 

CET National Headquarters is celebrating its golden anniversary and we have much to celebrate! CET began in 1967 in San José, CA, when farmlands were being cleared to make way for the new industrial growth in the valley and many were losing their only source of income. Our founders knew that the only way for San José’s farm worker and low-income, hard-working community to partake in the new tech jobs was through education and training and so, CET began. Since that time we have transformed over 200,000 lives.


What: CET 50th Golden Anniversary Gala

Where: 701 Vine Street, San José, CA  95110

When: August 26, 2017

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To help us celebrate we will have Luis Valdez, the Founding Artistic Director of El Teatro Campesino, Playwright and Director as our keynote speaker for the evening along with a performance from the legendary, Grammy winning band Los Lobos.

Since 1967, Center for Employment Training (CET), an original Silicon Valley social justice start-up, has successfully trained and assisted in placing over 200,000 students in the workforce.  Founded in San José, Silicon Valley, CA, CET is a nationally accredited, 501 (c) 3 non-profit institution that provides quality, affordable, industry relevant career and technical education to communities across the U.S.  CET is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, Ph: 770-396-3898 / Fax: 770-396-3790,