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April 9, 2014

SDWP’s summer jobs program, Connect2Careers (C2C), is now accepting applications from young adults, ages 16-21, who reside within the City of San Diego. ” title=”<--break-->“>

An initiative of SDWP, C2C prepares our region’s future workforce by creating meaningful paid work experiences beyond the typical summer job.

C2C provides pre-work training sessions for young adults, preparing individuals for success in the workplace. In addition to getting tips for résumé writing and engaging in mock interviews, participants learn how to present themselves in a professional setting. The C2C program staff connects these motivated and trained young adults with local employers, who conduct interviews and hire the candidates directly.

Last summer, 365 interns were hired and more than 600 received work readiness training, preparing these young adults for the workplace. C2C interns are qualified and talented individuals, including 2013 C2C participant Regan Pecjak, who worked as an intern for San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation. It was recently announced that Regan has been accepted to Harvard and will begin classes later this year.

By aligning the career aspirations of young adults with businesses willing to provide the opportunity, C2C is inspiring and developing talent for San Diego’s current and future workforce. Continuing the momentum of 2013, many of the participating employers that hired C2C applicants will continue to support the program, including Qualcomm, SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, Jamba Juice, Jack-in-the-Box and others. To view a current list of 2014 employers, visit

For the online application, click here. Applications are due Wednesday, April 30.

For additional information on how to apply, support, partner, or hire an intern this summer, please visit

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