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College and Career Readiness

Being college and career ready means that you graduate from high school with a career goal and a plan for how to get there. Scroll down to find resources that will help you get started determining your interests and learning about the jobs available in the San Diego economy...

1

Get work experience.

Use the Program Finder to find CTE pathway programs in San Diego high schools or check out our work-based learning board to connect with employers in your field of interest.

2

What problems do you want to solve?

Take a Career Assessment to determine which occupations align with your skills and interests and what types of work environments will empower you to succeed.

3

Explore careers.

Use the Labor Market resources below to learn about the diverse industry sectors that comprise San Diego's economy and the skills that employers need.

4

Education and Training

Ensure you're prepared to graduate college and know the types and levels of education required for various occupations. Also, find scholarship opportunities to help fund your training.

WBL and Scholarship Dashboards

Use the tabs below to access up-to-date work based learning and scholarship opportunities...

WORK BASED LEARNING DASHBOARD

Work-based learning (WBL) activities connect you with employers to learn about careers you're interested in. WBL can be presentations by professionals about their work, tours of a work site, internships, jobs, and more. Check out our current opportunities, including hiring events!

Note: many of the virtual activities will be recorded, so if you see something you like but can't make, register anyway so that you're on the mailing list for when they send out the recording.

Note: Be sure to check the scholarship due date before applying!

SCHOLARSHIP DASHBOARD

Many companies and foundations offer funds to help students pay for college, certificate programs, and other professional training after high school. Review our list of currently available scholarships to determine which you are eligible to apply for. We update the list several times throughout the year.

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Career Assessment: Interest Profiler 

Complete the assessments to see what jobs align with your skills and interests. You may be surprised to learn about a career you didn’t know existed!

Career Assessment: Work Importance Profiler

Complete the assessments to see what work environments align with your values. You may be surprised to learn about a career you didn’t know existed! 

College Assessment:
College Readiness

If you're considering a 4-year university, this college-readiness quiz can help prepare you.

Labor Market Data

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San Diego's Priority Sectors

Learn about San Diego’s high-growth, high-wage industry sectors with reports by the San Diego Workforce Partnership & the Community Colleges.

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California Occupational Guides

Look up information on California wages, job outlook, education and licensing requirements for 300 occupations with the California Occupational Guides.

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Salary Data



Find in-depth career salary information with the Salary Surfer tool.       
                           

Education and Training

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Graduate Prepared



Keep your grades up and make sure you meet “a-g” requirements for college entry.

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Community Colleges

Know the types and levels of education required to enter different occupations. Some will require a certificate or associate’s degree, offered at San Diego’s community colleges.

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CTE Program Finder


Use this mapping tool to determine which Career Technical Education pathway programs are offered in high schools near you. 

DAY IN THE LIFE PROFILES

These videos are designed to introduce you to the working lives of professionals in key industry sectors, including the skills required, annual income, prospective growth, and more...

Address

San Diego County Office of Education
6401 Linda Vista Road                     
San Diego, CA 92111
858-292-3500

Contacts

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