Intern success shows what happens when C2C, employers and youth work together – CONNECT2Careers

At the beginning of June, Johnson Matthey, a San Diego Priority Sector employer in Advanced Manufacturing, became the latest company to hire through CONNECT2Careers (C2C). C2C’s team of business services representatives worked with Johnson Matthey to identify qualified intern candidates. The company hired two young adults, Jade Sommers and Charles Bruckman, for the summer. “My experience working with CONNECT2Careers while applying for Johnson Matthey was great,” says Sommers...

CONNECT2Careers school break externs celebrate their success – CONNECT2Careers

On Wednesday, May 10, CONNECT2Careers (C2C) celebrated the end of the School Break Externship Program for the 2016–2017 program year. The young adults who participated were invited to attend a ceremony at the Downtown Public Library with their families and invited guests. The ceremony highlighted the dedication and hard work of the externs, who each completed two short work assignments during their winter and spring breaks from school.

Attendance at C2C job fair exceeds all expectations – CONNECT2Careers

On March 15, CONNECT2Careers (C2C) and the San Diego Central Library hosted 357 young job seekers and 27 employers and agencies at C2C’S Annual Summer Kick-Off Job Fair. This unanticipated number of attendees represents three times the number that attended last year. The C2C team is extremely proud of these results and would like to thank all members of the community who made this event possible:

Employers and youth-serving agencies encouraged to contact CONNECT2Careers for no-cost resources – CONNECT2Careers

On January 12, during his State of the city address, Mayor Kevin Faulconer reminded the community about the importance of youth employment, highlighting the achievements of CONNECT2Careers (C2C) and other partners working to bring opportunity to all young people in San Diego. “Thousands of San Diego youth — many from our lowest income neighborhoods — have found the keys to a brighter future,” said Faulconer, effectively setting the tone for C2C’s upcoming year...

SeaWorld kicks off 2017 C2C partnership with employer social – CONNECT2Careers

On February 17, SeaWorld welcomed business service representatives from 15 nonprofit agencies in partnership with CONNECT2Careers (C2C) for an employer social. The session provided deeper information about SeaWorld’s hiring process so community partners are better equipped to prepare individuals to apply at SeaWorld. Following the information session, SeaWorld employees gave the group a tour of the park, which highlighted the diverse opportunities available at SeaWorld...

Now is the time to apply for summer jobs – CONNECT2Careers

We may just be saying goodbye to winter, but it’s time to apply for summer jobs. On March 15, CONNECT2Careers will be helping young adults get a jump on summer job opportunities at C2C’s Young Adult Job and Resource Fair. This event has been planned to coincide with large-scale increases in hiring for the summer season, which are starting now. Many employers hiring through C2C, especially those in San Diego’s booming tourism and hospitality industry, need more employees during the summer....

Four ways to make a lasting impression at a job fair – CONNECT2Careers

It’s job fair season, San Diego! Each year, companies attend job fairs to meet qualified job seekers to fill open positions. Job fairs are a great place to meet with multiple employers in one place, find job leads and even interview on the spot. But with multiple employers, come multiple job seekers, which can make it difficult to stand out—consider these tips to make a positive, lasting impression on every employer you meet at your next job fair. An elevator pitch is a short speech you can use