For Business Partners

Connect with Your Future Workforce

Our Industry Partners are essential to ensuring that our Career Education programs teach the skills needed to succeed in today's job market. For our programs to continuously serve as a pipeline to employment and advanced training , we ask employers and industry experts to partner with us in several ways:

Join an Industry Advisory Committee

Advisory committees comprise of faculty, industry partners, community-based organizations, local workforce professionals, K-12 partners and students. Career Education advisory committees meet once or twice per year to inform program design, develop internships opportunities, announce employment openings and share industry updates. Visit Advisory Committees to learn more.

Post a Job or Internship on Our Job Board

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Sponsor a Summer Career Academy

In partnership with Marin County Office of Education, College of Marin hosts college-credit career experiences for Marin high school students each summer. Academy sponsors provide course supplies, textbooks, lunches or snacks, and t-shirts. Sponsoring businesses are named and identified in all local marketing and high school outreach. To learn more about our Career Academy program, visit

Participate in an Industry Speaker’s Panel

We have many opportunities throughout the year when we seek industry experts to share insights and experiences with students: what you love about your job - why you chose your profession - how you got to where you are - and advice you have for current COM students or emerging college students.

Develop an Apprenticeship Program

Recruiting and keeping skilled employees can be challenging. Apprenticeship reduces the need for expensive recruitment programs by creating a flow of candidates who are already screened and trained. The cost of wages for apprentices is less than that for regular employees. Additionally, apprentices who complete a program often feel a commitment to their work and loyalty to their employer.

Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training (OJT) and related classroom instruction that takes place under the supervision of a journey-level crafts-person or trade professional, in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation. 

Apprenticeship is a flexible training strategy customized to meet the needs of any business and to keep pace with advancing technologies. Apprentices can be new hires or current employees who need skill upgrades. While used in traditional industries such as construction and manufacturing, apprenticeship is also instrumental for training and development in growing industries, such as health care, information technology, transportation and logistics, and energy.

CLICK HERE to learn about the Golden Gate Transit Bus Coach Operator Apprenticeship in development now.

To partner with College of Marin Career Education,  contact Katheryn Horton, Director of Workforce Programs at (415) 457-8811 x8108, or Heather Rahman, Workforce Specialist at (415) 457-8811 x8204,