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A department of the Innovation Division at the San Diego County Office of Education

About Us

Career pathways are an integral part of a student’s preparation for life after high school.

SDCOE's College and Career Readiness team supports the delivery of exemplary career education in San Diego County K-12 schools with the goal that every student graduates prepared for college, a career and beyond. Our services bridge the educational experience with the world of work so that students can explore careers, build technical and professional skills, and create a blueprint for their future.

Educator Highlights


Distance Learning Resources

In response to school closures countywide to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the College and Career Readiness Team has compiled resources to assist educators and students in working and learning from home...


Essential Skills

Strong essential skills are required to enter into and succeed in the workforce. Incorporate the rubrics into your course, have students submit their work for our Student Showcase, and enroll in our virtual teacher training!


Go Virtual Career Pathways Conference

2020 archives now available!


CTE Month Showcase

See how our county's CTE pathway programs have adapted to distance learning and continue to prepare students for careers in San Diego's economy.


CTE Instructors Network 
Opportunities and Webinar Archives

Check out our webinar archives and sign up for upcoming events for educators!

Student Events


The Future is Fashion
Feb 16-18, 2021

A 3-day online career event where students will explore the in-demand careers in the fashion industry. It will feature virtual presentations, site tours, a student showcase, and a fashion show.


Careers in Public Service
March 8-12, 2021

This cross-sector student event will highlight the in-demand careers in Public Service, including public health, law enforcement, information and communications technology, and more.


April 27-29, 2021

Students will interact with industry partners and participate in hands-on breakout sessions that will focus on cybersecurity, robotics, and graphic design.


Resilient Careers: Explore Your Future in Health and Biotech
April 19-23, 2021

A week-long virtual event to expose students to the in-demand careers in health care and medical technology.


Careers in Community Service
March 16-18, 2021

Our team's newest event in which students will learn about the people and organizations affecting change for San Diegans in need and how to begin a career in community service.


Master Chefs 
May 3-6, 2021

A virtual version of SDCOE’s annual student culinary competition! Participants will learn skills to use in the kitchen and how to create a business blueprint for creating a Food Truck.


Apprenticeship Expo

Students speak to recruitment managers from regional apprenticeship programs and learn about how they can receive training while earning a paycheck as they begin working in a high-wage, high-growth career.


Linda Vista Learning Labs
Opening Soon...

To prepare students for careers in our regions Priority Sectors, we developed 3 labs that simulate work environments and real-world skills application in Tech, Advanced Manufacturing, and Health & Biotech.


Work-based learning performance for School Year 2020-21


Virtual WBL Activities

Includes guest speakers, site tours, internships, career fairs, and more.


Students and Educators Served

Students and educators in San Diego County who have particpated in virtual WBL activities.


Employer Partners

Companies, nonprofits, and government agencies in our network who can provide a WBL activity.


Historical performance since the team's inception in Spring 2018


WBL Activities

Includes guest speakers, site tours, internships, career fairs, and more.


Students and Educators Served

Students and educators in San Diego County who have particpated in WBL activities.


Teachers Trained in WBL

Educators who have completed SDCOE's training in partnerships with employers.


San Diego County Office of Education
6401 Linda Vista Road                     
San Diego, CA 92111


Email: [email protected]    
Phone: +1 (858) 292-3582