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.

We are currently hosting practical, virtual internships for students from the K12 Foothill Consortium at excellent companies in the San Gabriel Valley. Please considering making a contribution to support these interns by donating to their internship funds.


Read details about the programs below.

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. Our mission is to educate and train students to provide a community-sourced talent pool to sustain a healthy, balanced, local economy.  Career and technical education are crucial to close the skills gap in our economy in order to remain globally competitive.

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

Our 2020 Interns: Where Are They Now?

Follow this link to read about the successes of our interns from Summer 2020!

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 for more information.

San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership

4900 Rivergrade Road, Suite B130, Irwindale, CA 91706

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


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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