An Innovative Public Workforce System / STEAM Collaboration
Employment in San Diego’s Priority Sectors—Life Sciences, Technology, Clean Energy, Health Care and Advanced Manufacturing—requires a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). This session will highlight how the San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP) created a young adult employment program (Connect2Careers – C2C) to develop pipelines to obtain the education and work experience necessary to enter and succeed in these growing sectors. C2C’s STEAM-related programming targets both students/young adults and education professionals. Services include job development, placement support and business outreach, while education professional programming focuses on professional development for teachers and curriculum modification based in high-demand workplace skills. Highlights include profiles of success and lessons learned. SDWP will explain how they plan to spread even further in the region.
– Andrea Villanueva
– Penelope Oseguera
– Peter Callstrom
– Angel Stancer