Work Based Learning Opportunities

Students use their classroom learning in professional settings. Experiencing the subject matter firsthand in the real-world engages students and gets them excited about their education. Work-based learning also lets students experience internships, mentoring and the types of opportunities that they need to thrive in the professional world.

The goal of Strive San Jose is to support the systemic work of East Side Union High School District and the East Side Career Pathways in preparing students for college and career readiness.

This is done by students pursuing Career Technical Education (CTE) courses with work-based learning exploration opportunities through job shadows, internship programs, and introducing industry experiences that align with career pathways curriculum.

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Past Events

Career Day

March 25, 2022

More than 100 students from San Jose’s East Side Union High School District gathered at the hospital for talks and open discussion from more than fifteen professionals in the areas of legal and social services, health care and biosciences, and high-tech and start-up. Among the diverse field of speakers were Bien Doan, Captain of the...

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STEM Education Outreach Programming

Join the USPTO in teaching our youth about Patents and Trademarks and how important it is to make sure your ideas stay yours! Students have the opportunity to be as creative as they want and USPTO creates a space to allow students to do and imagine amazing things.

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LinkedIn Roadshow

January 31, 2018

LinkedIn Training hosted by LinkedIn on personal branding and helping students 1 to 1 to create their first linked in profile

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The 7th Annual AAWA Career Seminar

September 21, 2018

The Asian American Women’s Alliance (AAWA) held its 7th Annual Career Seminar that focuses students with questions like, “How do I better prepare myself for college?” and “What major do I want to pursue, or career path am I interested in?”

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Manufacturing Week

October 1-5

An opportunity for local high school students to experience the technologies being developed in their backyard.

A chance to open the minds of our youth to career opportunities in advance manufacturing engineering, helping support a more inclusive and innovative region.

A way for companies to engage the future workforce through 2-hour tours in the morning or afternoon.

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