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Business and Industry Partners

Newport-Mesa Unified School District and the College and Career department value local partnerships with business and industry.  This collaboration is important to prepare our students, and your future workforce, with the required skills and knowledge for high-wage careers meeting regional labor market needs.  This partnership can take many forms:

  • Become an advisory committee member - Participate on a career technical education (CTE) district-wide or industry specific advisory council to share critical insights and review curriculum.  Board-approved 2020-21 Advisory List
  • Offer work-based learning - Engage and inspire students by offering various levels of work-based learning experiences such as guest speaking, field trips, job shadowing, internships, and pre-apprenticeships.
  • Be a resource - Participate in a career fair, donate equipment and instructional materials, sponsor a student scholarship, and provide a teacher externship to keep them current in the field.
  • Hire students - Tap into our source of trained and eager students!

For more information or to become a partner, please contact (714) 424-5000 ext. 5036.

Students conduct a job walk with McCarthy.Building
Students enrolled in Estancia's Residential and Commercial Construction Pathway complete a job walk with McCarthy employees.
STEM on the Sidelines
Students from the Engineering Design Pathway at Costa Mesa High School participate in STEM on the Sidelines, a collaboration with Ducommun and the Chargers.

 Vital Link is the link between business and education to prepare students for the successful transition to a meaningful career.  Vital Link's many programs provide students and teachers with connections to local business and industry, and career exploration experiences. For more information,please visit their website at

DECA meets Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris N
NHHS's Business Management Pathway students participate in the Career Technical Student Organization DECA.  They met with Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris
LA Memorial Coliseum Field Trip
Students from Newport Harbor High School's Production and Managerial Arts Pathway take a field trip to the LA Coliseum.
Students meet CARE employees
Students enrolled in the Patient Care Pathway meet with CARE employees to learn more about their career and experience the industry-standard supplies and equipment used to save lives everyday!