OC Bridge 2 Engineering
The Orange County Bridge |2| Engineering Program is a cohort-based learning
community at Saddleback College and Santa Ana College that focuses on
increasing the participation of unrepresented minorities, women, and
veterans in the field of engineering. The program will help participants
explore careers in engineering and place them on an academic pathway
to become engineers. Participants will take classes together, receive academic counseling, tutoring, intensive math preparation, and paid engineering internships. Participants will also be prepared to transfer to a four-year engineering program (CSU Fullerton, UC Irvine) to continue their academic pathway.
Silicon Valley Engineering Technician Pathways Program
The Silicon Valley Engineering Tech Pathways (SVETP) promotes an
integrated and accelerated system of K-14 STEM career pathways
targeted to high demand careers in computer science, engineering
technology and advanced manufacturing, designed to address critical gaps in current educational and career pathways. SVETP will create a new, industry/employer engaged seamless transition from career technical education to high demand, high wage careers in three Industry Sector Pathways: Information and Computer Technology, Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing. Although Silicon Valley is the nation's center for STEM careers, far too many young adults and students are not motivated to pursue or equipped to succeed in key regional employment. In addition to a lack of focused career orientation, defined career pathways, and needed academic and social support, a key challenge is the high threshold of math and science skills required to enter post-secondary STEM education and career pathways.
Masimo Internship Program Development
Network Kinection associates collaborated with medical device company,
Masimo to create and implement a full internship program strategy. This
specific program was focused in southern California across 6 separate
universities. A strategy including info sessions, customized career
development events, an average of 12 internships per year and more yielded a strong company brand on target campuses leading to a continuous pipeline of entry-level talent.
Saddleback Veterans IT Pipeline
Connecting Veterans to careers in technology with career counseling, training,
support services, internships, and job placement to create a pathway of success.
Through a combination of these services and engagement of businesses in the
greater Orange County area, students obtained internships and full time job
opportunities in fields of their choice including: Network Administration, Tech
Support, IT Consulting, Systems Analysis and more.
Pro-GTL Regional Consortia
The Pro-GTL (Global Trade & Logistics) Regional Consortia is a partnership
with private industry and educators across 12 community colleges in
Los Angeles and Orange Counties to promote career opportunities in global
trade, e-commerce/logistics and global entrepreneurship. This project is ongoing with Strong Workforce funding.
Cabrillo College Information Technology Apprenticeship Initiative
Cabrillo is partnering with the Department of Labor and regional employers with
Information Technology needs to provide registered apprenticeships for students
pursuing careers in IT, Cyber Security, and Web Development. Students get practical,
on-the-job experience that leads them to a rewarding career and the employer gets quality
talent in an area that is traditionally difficult for direct hires, and because the employer has made an investment in them, they stick around longer.
Riverside City College Job & Internship Placement
In partnership with RCC, Network Kinection is working amongst 15+ CTE departments
to increase employer engagement and job / internship placement outcomes through
Strong Workforce funding.