We place students and young adults in meaningful workplace experiences including year-round and summer jobs, internships and apprenticeships or in industry-led summer learning experiences. We facilitate employer participation on Industry Advisory Boards to advise and assist educators with career pathway programs, and as guest speakers in high school and community college classrooms. We support teachers by helping them gain a deeper understanding of industry needs and by arranging for them to experience the workplace.
Earn & Learn East Bay is an engagement and recruitment campaign coordinated by the Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County, the Contra Costa Economic Partnership and Diablo Gateways to Innovation (DGI). DGI is a collaborative effort among a wide range of educational and workforce partners actively supporting career pathways for youth and young adults in our region. DGI pathways are designed to prepare students and young adults for careers in three of our thriving industry sectors.