The Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development works closely with high schools in San Mateo County to align, partner and advance career education opportunities and connections for students while building seamless transitions to college. Dual enrollment, educator networks and annual student experiences are just a few of the strategic efforts in place.

College and Career Connections

The Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development annually hosts The Ultimate College and Career Connection and CTE Day. The purpose of these events is for students to gain relevant career skills, network and to discover career pathway options available after they graduate high school. The “College and Career Connection” Event brings a highly engaging keynote speaker, employer/student panel discussion experience, mock interview training sessions, and a career education simulation experience for students. Engaging panel sessions highlight the Skyline College Promise Scholars program and speakers from a variety of industries such as Cisco Systems, SAP Corporation, California Pacific Medical Center, Genentech, Marriott, iQ360 Inc, and KRNV just to name a few. Additionally, students engage in hands-on activities through simulations that highlight career focused programs at Skyline College


Educator Networks

Leadership in Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development brings together teachers, staff and administration across San Mateo County high schools in specific sectors to explore ways to partner, collaborate and align curriculum and services in ways that build increased opportunities for students while building strong relationships across partner pathway programming.

Career Technical Education (CTE) Partnership Events

Career Technical Education (CTE) Partnership Events are held annually aimed to create deeper and thoughtful partnerships, alignment, and relationships that will ultimately bring new and exciting opportunities for students.


Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment in Career Education programs is part of our high school partnership development It increases enrollment and broadens student exposure to academic and career education programs while providing a seamless transition to college for high potential, limited resourced students. Skyline College’s dual enrollment program intentionally serves Skyline College’s completion agenda, improves transfer rates and increases career education certificate and degree completion.

Read more about the dual enrollment offerings.