Career Pathways & Work-Based Learning for Students

The Hayward Chamber of Commerce is honored to play an active role in the East Bay Career Pathways Consortium, bringing together business partners, state of the art technical assistance and professional development providers to reshape the K-12 educational system around career pathways.

When students are given the opportunity to gain real-world experience and immerse themselves in professional settings, they will not only gain a deeper understanding of core academic subjects, they will also gain necessary skills to be successful in the workforce.

Work-based learning opportunities, such as internships and apprenticeships, provide this real-world connection, bolster the necessary skills to be gainfully employed and generate awareness of local industries and future opportunities in their community.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director Work-Based Learning: (510) 384-2481 Mobile / (510) 537-2424 Office

Hayward Chamber supports Career Pathways Summer Internship Program for Hayward and San Lorenzo School District

Recruitment is now underway for our local businesses to participate in the Annual Career Pathways Summer Internship program, sponsored by the Hayward Chamber of Commerce, Hayward Unified School District, San Lorenzo School District and Eden Area ROP. An internship that provides a rich learning environment sends an important message to students: learning and earning are intrinsically related.

This year the chamber will be placing students from the following career pathways:
  • Multimedia / Digital Media
  • Biomedical / Health and Medicine

We're looking for a variety of internships for our students, including those in the medical fields, product design, visual arts, computer programming, marketing, audio/video production, working with animals, social services, and many other careers. You'll be helping our students AND helping your business by tapping into this excellent source of energetic young talent!

An Internship includes:
  • Hands-on learning - Internships combine hands-on learning and skills development with real-world work experience under the guidance and supervision of supportive adults.
  • Project-based - Internships are project-based and should result in a tangible benefit to your business of which the student intern can be proud.
  • A fair exchange - An internship is a work/learn exchange between a student and your business. Students are meant to work and learn.
  • Student commitment - an average of 16-20 hours per week, for 4 weeks.
  • Celebration Event – student interns present projects to host sites and parents at the end of the summer program.
  • The program provides liability insurance for all interns
  • Students will be 16 years or older

To see if your business is a good fit for this program, click the Host Company Application.

To see for yourself what the Career Pathways Summer Internship program looks like, check out the videos from San Lorenzo and Hayward Summer Internship program from last summer.

For more information, please contact:
Lisa Jackson, Director of Work Based Learning
(510) 384-2481 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2015-2016 Work-Based Learning Highlights

Created Haywards first 3D Design Challenge with Digital Media and Advanced Manufacturing

Brought in over 21 local industry partners to present, provide a tour, or host an internship

Designed Haywards first Summer Internship Program - check out the video below

Information Communication Technology (ICT) & Digital Media
Health and Biosciences / Biotechnology

Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
Public Services & Law

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10% discount on CPR ($33) and First Aid ($33) classes. Take both on one day: $50. Call for dates.


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