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Want to partner with Fresno Unified?

We in Career Readiness look to you – the business, industry, and community experts – to advise us on current industry trends so we may offer our students the most up-to-date, relevant career preparation possible.

​Contact us to find out how you can shape the workforce of the future!​

Industry partners talk about the benefits and impact of partnering with Fresno Unified for Work-Based Learning.

What is a Partnership?

A partnership is an interaction with students and teachers that directly relates to your industry sector or career field. Partnerships help add relevance and make connections from what students are learning in the classroom to the world of work, answering the question, “Why am I learning this?”

Why Partner with Fresno Unified?

  • Enhance the capacity of your future workforce 
  • Exposure for your business
  • Network with other businesspeople
  • Increase business and marketing opportunities
  • Increase your company’s recognition
  • Enhance goodwill
  • Demonstrate your company’s commitment to the community
  • Demonstrate your company’s commitment to education
  • Develop new projects and ideas with student assistance
  • Participate in the curriculum development process
  • Develop a pool of skilled and motivated potential future employees
  • Reduce training/recruitment costs
  • Improve employee motivation and retention
  • Support and improve educational programs
  • Increase interest in the company and industry by inspiring the future workforce
  • Demonstrate corporate social responsibility
  • Provide opportunities for employees to use their professional skills to benefit the community

How to partner with Fresno Unified

  • Join the CTE Advisory Committee and/or a Pathway Subcommittee
  • Be a guest speaker
  • Host a tour of your organization/facility
  • Host a job shadow event
  • Offer high school student internships
  • Participate in student mentorships
  • Facilitate expanding teacher skills and knowledge through externships
  • Allow students to interview you about your career path
  • Conduct mock interviews with students
  • Offer volunteer opportunities
  • Provide expertise on curriculum and projects
  • Evaluate student projects/presentations

Pathway Subcommittees

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Media, Arts, and Design
  • Education, Child Development, and Public Services
  • Health and Human Services
  • Industrial Manufacturing and Technology

CTE Advisory Board Information

College & Career Readiness
Address: 4120 N. First Avenue, Fresno, CA 93726
Phone: (559) 248-7465
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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