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STEM Core – Employer Partners


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:

  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • NASA Ames Research Center
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • NASA Goddard
  • Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
  • Stanford Linear Accelerator
  • Type A Machines
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Jabil
  • Leidos
  • Raytheon
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Blach Construction
  • Exelon
  • Precision Optical
  • iHear Medical
  • Rainin
  • Mathews Mechanical
  • AUST Development
  • Symantec
  • University of Maryland Health System


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.

After the program’s first academic year, eleven program participants were selected by NASA Ames to participate in their Aerospace Research Internship Program.

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.