Workforce Development

The Partnership has a long history of offering technical assistance and networking opportunities to help businesses grow and thrive in the San Gabriel Valley. Now, as we expand our services to meet the needs of the region, we are helping businesses collaborate with educational institutions to expand the pool of skilled and work-ready graduates and professionals in growing job sectors in the San Gabriel Valley.


The K12 Foothill Consortium

The K12 Foothill Consortium represents Azusa, Charter Oak, Duarte and Monrovia Unified School Districts’ career technical education (CTE) pathways and industry stakeholders. The end goal is to provide a locally sourced talent pool for these high growth industries while providing great paying jobs for Generation Z so they can afford to stay in our communities and thrive! Career technical education is crucial to close the skills gap in our economy in order to remain globally competitive. The San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership is proud to be a partner in this worthy investment.

The Facts About Career Technical Education (CTE)

80% of students who take CTE in high school are successful in reaching their college and career goals.

Students who take CTE pathways earn 31% more than their peers 8 years after high school graduation.


The K12 Foothill Consortium Virtual Summer Internship Program has officially launched!  High school graduates and rising seniors hailing from Azusa, Charter Oak, Duarte and Monrovia Unified School Districts CTE programs are gaining key experience with our founding hosts.

  • Peraton, Deep Space Network
  • 50/50 Leadership
  • Simply Divine
  • Streets are for Everyone 
  • The CoderSchool
  • K12 Foothill Consortium
  • LA Metro

National Intern Day: Thursday, July 30, 2020


Celebrate National Intern Day by donating towards internship stipends through the San Gabriel Valley Foundation for Economic Growth https://www.paypal.me/SGVFoundation

Join an Industry-Specific Advisory Board to Keep Career Technical Education Relevant

  • Share your career trajectory with our students as a guest speaker
  • Participate in job shadow day (typically 2-3 hours hosting a student at your workplace)
  • Pitch in with mock interviews
  • Become a mentor within one of our career academies (Medical, Business Technology, Engineering, Sports Medicine, Digital Studies, Computer Science, Biotechnology and Automotive)
  • Provide an externship for our CTE teachers (immerse our educators with the latest industry trends)
  • Host a high school intern (60-120 hours)
  • Weigh in on learning outcomes and curriculum

Contact Amy Foell afoell@sgvpartnership.org for more information.

San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership

4900 Rivergrade Road, Suite B130, Irwindale, CA 91706

Phone: (626) 856-3400    Fax: (626) 856-5115

Email: info@sgvpartnership.org

Office Hours: Monday–Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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