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About Strive San Jose

Connecting industry and education to prepare students for success

Established in 2016, Strive San Jose is a workforce education initiative and partnership of The Silicon Valley Organization with local school districts.

With our ties to industry, Strive San Jose helps align the local workforce and education systems to benefit students, schools and employers.



  • Connect industry to education to prepare students for success

  • Provide students with opportunities to learn from the workplace

  • Offer employers the opportunity to contribute to training the future workforce

  • Help develop the next generation of talent for our workforce


Strive San Jose has provided over 1500 work-based learning opportunities to youth since our inception. With our community and school partners, we have coordinated 405 paid summer internships and 1130 job shadow and industry visits for youth in San Jose!