Invite a youth to a free work readiness workshop in July

CONNECT2Careers (C2C) is offering free workshops hosted by MAAC Project in the month of July open to all San Diego County residents ages 16-24. Training specialists will provide young adults with helpful tips and tools to gain employment and introduce them to the


Intern success shows what happens when C2C, employers and youth work together

At the beginning of June, Johnson Matthey, a San Diego Priority Sector employer in Advanced Manufacturing, became the latest company to hire through CONNECT2Careers (C2C). C2C’s team of business services representatives worked with Johnson Matthey to identify qualified intern candidates. The company hired two young adults, Jade


Year-long job search ends with help from C2C

When high school junior Makenzie Fuson’s mother lost her job, she set out to find work of her own to lessen the burden. But after a full year of job searching that yielded waning prospects and discouraging results, Makenzie was close to giving up her search for


Training and short-term work experiences give high schooler ‘whole new perspective’

Luis Escobar was a high school junior when he learned about CONNECT2Careers (C2C) through the program’s partnership with Big Futures, a career planning component to Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mentorship program, and the City of San Diego’s summer mentoring program. Luis


Middle schoolers offered a peek into the world of work

With over 43,000 young people ages 16–24 in San Diego County who are not in school or working, it’s critical to address issues of education and career early in a student’s life to change this outcome from disconnection to opportunity.


Girls get F.A.N.C.Y at teen expo

On April 22, Depositing Empowerment through Outreach & Urban Redevelopment (DETOUR) hosted its seventh annual Focused and Naturally Confident Youth (F.A.N.C.Y.) Teen Girls Expo at O’Farrell Charter School in Southeastern San Diego. Since 2010, the event has helped young women of color develop confidence;


High schoolers learn about STEM careers on Illumina tour

On May 11, 2017, One San Diego teamed up with Illumina to provide an all-day STEM Career Connections event for over 175 San Diego high school students. These students were introduced to the various careers at Illumina and given the latest updates on genome


CONNECT2Careers school break externs celebrate their success

On Wednesday, May 10, CONNECT2Careers (C2C) celebrated the end of the School Break Externship Program for the 2016–2017 program year. The young adults who participated were invited to attend a ceremony at the Downtown Public Library with their families and invited guests.


High school student accelerates professional goals with five work experiences

From career and technical education courses at her high school to volunteering at her church’s parish office, Sahara Estrada Hernandez has always been committed to her own professional development and contributing to her community. When she started looking for employment


Second extern training drives home soft skill development

On March 18, CONNECT2Career’s School Break Externship Program participants attended their final training before they complete their second work experience during spring break. The School Break Externship Program subsidizes wages for 50 young adults, ages 16–24, to complete two foundational, short-term work