Employment in San Diego’s priority sectors—life sciences, technology, clean energy, healthcare and advanced manufacturing requires a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). C2C has made it a priority to develop pipelines for young adults to obtain the education and work experience necessary to enter and succeed in these sectors. C2C’s STEAM-related programming targets both students/young adults and education professionals. Young adult programs focus on job development, placement support, and business outreach, while education professional programming focuses on professional development for teachers and curriculum modification based on high-demand workplace skills.
Life Sciences Summer Institute (LSSI)
LSSI nourishes a passion for science and math in San Diego’s next generation of scientists. SDWP—in collaboration with BIOCOM and the Southern California Biotechnology Center (SCBC) at Miramar College—created LSSI in 2005 to strengthen science and math education in San Diego County and develop a future workforce for the region’s burgeoning life sciences industry. Today LSSI connects high school students with leading San Diego life sciences companies through paid internships.