Career Academies

  • The Marin County Office of Education and College of Marin partner to offer career academies for high school students in Marin. These academies provide intensive work-based learning experiences and career exploration for high school students in specific industry sectors. Most academies are 30-40 hours and take place during the summer over 1-2 weeks. College of Marin staff and/or industry partners act as the lead instructors. Several academies award college credit and include field trips to worksites and guest speaker panels with industry experts.  


    The career academies are an exemplary model of a public-private partnership with innovative educational offerings based on local and current workforce needs. Learn more at the Marin Career Education Website. 


    A 2018 Golden Bell Award Winner for School Programs 


    Goals of the academies include: 

    • Providing meaningful work-based learning experiences for high school students 
    • Allowing students to accelerate their career exploration by completing 30-40 hours of work-based learning in only 1-2 weeks 
    • Providing an opportunity for high school students to earn college credit 
    • Building partnerships with industry partners to foster future work-based learning opportunities 


    XR Marin academies that were offered in late summer 2019: 

    • XR Marin 360 Video/Immersive Storytelling Academy 
    • XR Marin Virtual Reality Academy - Introduction (Level 1) 
    • XR Marin Virtual Reality Academy - Advanced (Level 2) 


    Learn more about XR Marin here 


    Academies offered during the school year: 

    • North Bay Construction Corps, Class of Marin 
    • Marin County Sheriff Youth Academy 
    • XR Marin Virtual Reality Academy 
    • XR Marin Augmented Reality Art Academy 
    • XR Marin 360 Video/Immersive Storytelling Academy 


    For more information, contact your School to Career Liaison






    Career Exploration

    Health Career Exploration

    Criminal Justice & Society

    Culinary World: An Inside Look


    Digital Gaming 

    Education Careers


    Intro to Health Occupations

    SunPower Solar Energy



     2020 Career Academies

    will be announced soon