Attendance at C2C job fair exceeds all expectations

On March 15, CONNECT2Careers (C2C) and the San Diego Central Library hosted 357 young job seekers and 27 employers and agencies at C2C’S Annual Summer Kick-Off Job Fair. This unanticipated number of attendees represents three times the number that attended last year. The C2C


Now is the time to apply for summer jobs

We may just be saying goodbye to winter, but it’s time to apply for summer jobs. On March 15, CONNECT2Careers will be helping young adults get a jump on summer job opportunities at C2C’s Young Adult Job and Resource Fair. This event has


SeaWorld kicks off 2017 C2C partnership with employer social

On February 17, SeaWorld welcomed business service representatives from 15 nonprofit agencies in partnership with CONNECT2Careers (C2C) for an employer social. The session provided deeper information about SeaWorld’s hiring process so community partners are better equipped to prepare individuals to apply at SeaWorld. Following the information session, SeaWorld


Employers and youth-serving agencies encouraged to contact CONNECT2Careers for no-cost resources

On January 12, during his State of the city address, Mayor Kevin Faulconer reminded the community about the importance of youth employment, highlighting the achievements of CONNECT2Careers (C2C) and other partners working to bring opportunity to all young people in


C2C exceeds 1,000 paid work experiences for young adults in San Diego County

On December 9, CONNECT2Careers (C2C) hit its goal of providing 1,000 employment opportunities to San Diego County young adults in 2016. This represents more than doubling job placements from 2015. This achievement was made possible with the help of numerous committed partners across the region.


CCPT aligns school, college and industry to pave career pathways

The California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) was created in July 2013 by Assembly Bill 86, making one-time competitive state grants available to establish or expand career pathway programs in high school through community college. The San Diego County College and Career Readiness Consortium (CCRC)


50 youth to have meaningful work experiences during school breaks

On November 19, CONNECT2Careers (C2C) invited youth and employers to a special training and hiring event at the San Diego Zoo. This event was a powerful kick off to C2C’s 2016-2017 School Break Externship Program, which subsidizes wages for 50 young adults ages


County Internship Pilot completes with great success

Earlier this fall, CONNECT2Careers partnered with the County of San Diego to establish the Live Well County Internship Pilot Program. Through the pilot, which was fully funded by the County, 39 young adults ages 18–24 completed seven-week paid internships at more than 30 County

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From always applying to advocating

When Alicia Vasquez found out she’d been placed at SDWP for job shadow day during her senior year, she wasn’t sure what to expect. It is thanks to that experience, however, that Alicia learned about C2C. “When I first signed

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Stadium job offers young woman stability and opportunity

Debra Neer was homeless at 23 years old and traveling from shelter to shelter. At one point, she even lived on the streets and in hotels. Debra needed a job in order to support herself and heard of CONNECT2Careers (C2C) from