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:

  • Kaiser Permanente, Hanh Nguyen
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Sam Venugopal
  • LinkedIn, Loni Olazaba
  • Cisco Systems, Dr. Cynthia Temesi
  • Blach Construction, Tony Mirenda
  • Santa Clara & San Benito Counties Building & Construction Trades Council, Josue Garcia
  • Technology Credit Union, Janikke Klem

 ‚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

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