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Ways to Partner

Partner in Education 

Our business and industry partners understand that they play a vital role in preparing today’s students for the workforce of tomorrow. Here are a few ways you can partner with Poway Unified School District and make a significant impact on our students.  


Investing your Time

Whether it’s serving as a guest speaker at a school to hosting a paid or unpaid intern, our students depend on business engagement. One moment of your time and insights could make a significant difference in the careers our students select for their future. 

  • Be a Guest Speaker
  • Sit on a speaker panel about careers in your industry sector
  • Assist in providing a company tour or a half-day job shadow
  • Mentor a student who plans on entering a career like yours
  • Mentor student projects
  • Supervise student interns 
  • Provide a work-based learning opportunity like internship, joint project or a job
  • Participate in practice or informational interviews with students who are learning how to interview
  • Judge student projects
Click here to let us know how you want to get involved!

Investing your Talent

PUSD Career Technical Education works closely with industry partners in order to deliver relevant course sequences, curriculum, student organizations, and work-based learning experiences to our students. Business and industry experts partner with Career Technical Education administration, teachers, and students to support the CTE mission and vision.

  • Become and Advisor at the Annual PUSD Career Technical Education Advisory Committee
  • Provide expertise on an Industry-Specific Advisory Committee annually
  • Recruit other businesses to provide work-based learning opportunities for students
  • Become an instructor in the PUSD Adult School program
  • Join the PUSD Foundation Board

Investing Treasure

The Poway USD Foundation provides resources to support world-class learners in every classroom by raising additional funds to enhance programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math with a focus on College and Career Readiness.
Our Leadership Circle represents business leaders that provide corporate sponsorship to support students. Friends of the Foundation are individuals, and small businesses owners who donate funds annually through the annual giving campaign or by sponsoring a Foundation event.  PUSD Foundation Donation Page

Listed below are examples of some of the ways in which our Partners support our students. 

  • Become a major corporate sponsor for the school year to fund several student endeavors
  • Sponsor field trips (the cost of transportation)
  • Sponsor competitions such as Robotics Team, DECA club, HOSA club, SkillsUSA club or Science Olympiad team
  • Support professional development for teachers
  • Host teacher externships (1 or 2 weeks during the Summer to help teachers stay up-to-date in the industry)
  • Provide instructional supplies and equipment 
  • Donate gift cards, services, and prizes for annual fundraising events

For more information, please contact Katie Salo, PUSD Partnerships Manager [email protected]