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Make a Difference Today

You can play a central role in preparing today's students to be tomorrow's workforce.


Talent Pipeline Development

Inspire students to pursue a career in your organization and fill your future entry-level positions.


Brand Recognition

Build respect and a positive reputation in the community.


Broadcast Your Skills Gaps

Communicate your hiring needs to ensure students learn relevant skills and earn credentials that matter.


Become a CTE Instructor!

Career Technical Education courses are taught by industry professionals like you! There are full and part time positions available, and credentialing can be done on the job. See our Careers Page for more info.


Connect your business with the classroom through our Career Readiness program. Our team will help you build a strong educational partnership, expand your network, and answer questions along the way. 

How can I help students?

Work-based learning (WBL) activities allow students and teachers to connect with employers and learn about the world of work. Here are some ways to get involved...

Classroom Guest Speaker

1-2 hrs

Present to a group of students about your career pathway, work, and the skills you look for when hiring. 

School Project Support

3-5 hrs

Design a project for students to learn and apply real-world skills related to your field.

Site Tour

1-2 hrs

Host a group of students and teachers for tour of your worksite and speak to them about what it's like to work in your field.

Internships (Paid or Unpaid)

~100 hrs

Give students on-the-job work experience for them to learn the important entry-level skills at your organization.                             

Career Fairs and Industry Events

2-6 hrs

Provide a booth with work samples, equipment, and hands-on demos, and serve on a panel to present to hundreds of students.


~20 hrs

Advise students on their academic and career pathway and provide insights about your career and industry.

Job Shadow

1-5 days

A student or teacher follows a professional as they work and gains first-hand knowledge of the skills needed to succeed in your field.

Project or Presentation Reviews

1-4 hrs

Review and provide feedback on student projects and presentations, typically in a panel with other industry experts.


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


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