The STEM Core would not be possible without our dedicated employer partners. The following employers have hosted interns, partnered to develop curricula, gave tours to STEM Core cohorts, and acted as guest speakers, judges, and mentors directly to STEM Core students:
The Veterans Employment Assistance Grant (VEAP) provides a unique opportunity for veterans and their qualifying spouses to enter a career in Engineering. Selected candidates will enter a nine month Pre-Engineering program at Cañada College; receiving a CAD or Surveying Certificate, the opportunity to compete for paid internships, and assistance in transferring to one of the four-year Engineering Programs at SFSU. Additionally, candidates will have access to career counseling, mental health services, job development, and supplies necessary to begin a new career in engineering.
Engineering Technologist Programs
Growth Sector’s current initiative is to launch Veterans Engineering Tech programs at Bay Area Colleges to serve the rising demand for qualified applicants at local National Labs, Municipalities, and Private Industry. In partnership with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Growth Sector has developed a 2-year Associate’s Degree Program at Las Positas College featuring coursework in engineering, welding, advanced manufacturing, and the accelerated math gateway. Student veterans will also participate in 10-week, hands-on internships at LLNL. This program will launch in fall 2014.