Members of the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce were appointed to East Side Union High School District‚Äôs Career Technical Education [CTE] Advisory Board on Thursday Oct. 20. The role of the Advisory Board is to advise, recommend, and support the development of the 23 CTE pathways and serving nearly 2,500 students throughout the school district.
Eddie Truong, SJSV Chamber Career Pathways Liaison to ESUHSD, was appointed chair of the ESUHSD CTE Advisory Board on October 20.
Joining him are the following Chamber members:
‚ÄúThe Chamber is strengthening the region‚Äôs economy by ensuring our business community is proactively communicating its workforce needs to our most valuable local work talent pipeline ‚Äì our schools,‚Äù said Matt Mahood, SJSV Chamber President & CEO. ‚ÄúStrive San Jose, a program of the Chamber, provides the connections necessary between business and education to make certain we empower our kids with the skills necessary to be successful in the Silicon Valley workplace.‚Äù
‚ÄúThese are the kinds of innovative partnerships that ESUHSD seeks in order to prepare each one of our students to be both college and career ready,‚Äù said Chris Funk, ESUHSD Superintendent. ‚ÄúLast summer, 41 ESUHSD students received paid internships through our partnership with the Chamber and we look forward to exploring additional opportunities. We are thrilled to hear about the Advisory Board appointees and for their support.‚Äù