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.

Summer CTE Interns are Available

We are seeking organizations willing to host an intern (or two) this summer in the following areas:
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Biotech
  • Business and Finance
  • Culinary Entrepreneurship
  • Computer Science
  • Digital Studies
  • Engineering
  • Science/ Research
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical
  • Sports Medicine
  • Information Technology
  • Video Production

K12 Foothill Consortium Summer Internship Program Overview

  • Host a CTE rising senior or recent high school CTE graduate for a 60-120 hour summer internship experience.
  • The host company determines the scope of work/time needed for an intern/s.
  • All liability and workers compensation are covered through participating school districts.
  • Host organizations create an internship role/expectations description based on the needs of your organization including a mission statement and location.
  • M.O.U.’s between the K12 Foothill Consortium and the host organization will be signed.
  • Internship positions will be shared with candidate pool (post soft skills training) in order to compete for an interview at participating organizations.
  • Prospective INTERNS will be ready to interview with HOST between April - May 2020
  • Host company selects their intern/s.
  • Interns start their experience in June and concluding by the first week of August.
  • All interns receive 5-10 credits depending on the hours spent at the host organization.
  • A school-based staff member will check in on progress of intern.

Unable to host an intern? We still need your expertise. There are several levels of engagement to choose from:

  • Become a K12 Foothill Consortium Advisory Board member
  • 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)
  • Donate towards internship stipends

Contact Amy Foell, Workforce Development Consultant, to get started.

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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