November 27, 2022

As the recipient of a $5 million grant from the State of California, Stanislaus County Workforce Development (SCWD) has contracted Bay Valley Foundation to implement a highly successful internship program.

“Workforce Development is committed to helping people transition into better paying jobs. Our partnership with the Bay Valley Foundation provides an accessible path to rewarding jobs in software development, graphic design, digital marketing and related fields,” said Doris Foster, director of SCWD. “This funding represents a significant expansion of the region’s technology training capacity and creates new economic opportunities for hundreds of families.”

The Bay Valley Foundation’s unique “Learn, Do, Teach” model has three main components: free digital skills training, hands-on internships, and community service. The program works with technology professionals and employers to ensure that all curriculum and internship projects are aligned with current industry skills requirements. Alumni of the program are highly sought after for their strong technical knowledge. Many have secured positions at leading companies such as Deloitte, E&J Gallo, Robert Half Technology, Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL), and OtterSoft, a Modesto-based multimillion-dollar healthcare technology company.

“Partnering with Stanislaus County Workforce Development allows Bay Valley Tech to serve many more people in the community. They have been a great partner and bring deep expertise in workforce development to this internship program. This is a unique opportunity for the residents of the region to embark on a lucrative engineering career,” said Phil Lan, president of Bay Valley Tech.

Interested candidates between the ages of 16 and 30 can visit stanworkforce.com for more information on how to apply.

Stanislaus County Workforce Development partners with businesses to determine the needs of in-demand occupations and develop a skilled workforce that strengthens businesses and contributes to the economic success of the community.

This technology skills internship program is funded by Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds and is available to those who qualify. This financially supported program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program.

The #CaliforniansForAll service initiative was launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to build on California Volunteers’ efforts to establish a statewide volunteer corps to assist in the state’s response to emergencies and disasters. California Volunteers also manages California’s AmeriCorps programs, with more than 80 programs providing critical services to more than 160,000 Californians each year.

Bay Valley Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that administers Bay Valley Tech’s free training and internship programs. Its mission is to create economic opportunity for California’s Central Valley, Northern California and beyond through technology education and entrepreneurship. The paid internship program provides students with valuable real-world experience and employer introductions. Bay Valley Foundation serves communities in Northern California, including Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, San Francisco, and Pleasanton. The organization promotes the growth of local talent and entrepreneurship through extensive collaborations with the State of California, California State University, County Workforce Development, County Office of Education, The Salvation Army, NAACP, corporate partners and K-12 coding initiatives.

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