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1961 Main St, No. 221 Watsonville, CA 95076 (mailing address)

(831) 722-6378

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Digital NEST connects youths to a skill-building community by creating sustainable and scalable technology career centers. As an aim to create economic equality and provide resources to low-income individuals, Digital NEST serves as a center that teaches young people the technical skills needed to be competitive and self-sufficient in the digital future.

Founded in 2014, the NEST is a youth workforce development center that provides technical and essential soft skills training. Serving predominantly Latinx youth, the NEST is a safe and collaborative space for people between the ages of 14 to 24. Over the years, the center has empowered 2,000-plus teens and young adults.

Its programs cover the following:

  • Digital Arts & Technology 
  • Web & Information Technology 
  • People, Project & Leadership 

NEST training and programs consist of hands-on and project-based learning. While providing students necessary entry-level computer skills, the programs also build a professional work portfolio.

Santa Cruz County: 318 Union St, Watsonville CA 95076.

Monterey County: 210 Salinas St, Salinas, CA 93905.

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WATSONVILLE—Since 2018, Watsonville-based nonprofit Digital NEST has hosted NEST Flight, a career development conference aiming to inspire young professionals and propel their careers. The event features speakers, workshops, panel discussions, networking opportunities and more for people ages 17-24. During the conference, attendees have the opportunity to learn from and be mentored by industry professionals. NEST [...]

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