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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


Educator Resources

Take a look at upcoming workshops, archived webinars and linked resources to support CTE educators!


Essential Skills

Strong essential skills are required to enter into and succeed in the workforce. Incorporate the rubrics into your course, download the poster, and enroll in our virtual teacher training!


Go Virtual Career Pathways Conference
November 2-4 , 2021

Check out the archives for the 2021 conference.


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.


Middle School CTE Symposium
February 23-24, 2022

Learn how to develop and enhance quality middle school pathway programs, including credentialing, WBL, marketing, high school transitions, and more.

Student Events


The Future is Fashion
February 2022

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 7-11, 2022

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.


Spring 2022

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
Spring 2022

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


Exploring Community Engagement Careers
March 22-24, 2022

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 
Spring 2022

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.


Grow Your Way into a Career
October 6, 13, and 20, 2021

Explore the career pathways connected to farming, learn how the agriculture, business, and hospitality sectors intertwine, and hear from professionals who are improving food security for the community.


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.

Are you passionate about Career Readiness Education? Consider a career teaching CTE! Industry professionals can get a credential on the job while teaching Career Technical Education courses. 
Learn more about Careers in CTE


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 WBL 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

Educators who have completed at least one of SDCOE's trainings in employer engagement, WBL, or career readiness.


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


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