Looking for Companies to Support our Future Workforce

The Oxnard Union High School District has a robust Career Pathway program to prepare students to enter into the workforce.   As the Business Intermediary for the OUHSD, we are working on a Pathway to Internship for the Manufacturing, Engineering, Robotics, and Industrial Technology (MERIT) Academy at Rio Mesa High School and would like to invite you to participate in this initiative. 

The plan consists of a commitment on your part to provide one of each of the following once per year

Tour — open your facility for a group of students to see your operations.  This would be approximately a two hour time commitment.

Job Shadow — Provide the opportunity for a student to come into your business and shadow an employee for up to four hours.

Internship — consider a paid or unpaid internship for a junior or senior.

After you have had a chance to review the attached informational sheet about the MERIT academy, I would be happy to talk with you further about the impact you could make to the future workforce by participating in this Pathway to Internship.

Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.


Mary Anne Rooney, M.A. Ed.
Project Director, Ventura County Civic Alliance

Economic Development Delivered through Education