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 and innovative educational offerings based on local and current workforce needs.

    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

    Academies offered in Summer 2018 included:

    • Career Exploration Academy
    • CyberPatriots Academy
    • Digital Gaming Academy
    • Entrepreneur Academy
    • Introduction to Health Occupations Academy
    • SunPower Solar Energy Academy
    • XR Marin Virtual Reality Academy
    • XR Marin Augmented Reality Academy
    • XR Marin 360 Video Academy

    Academies offered during the school year:

    • Education Careers Academy
    • Business Academy at the Microsoft Store
    • Marin County Sheriff Youth Academy
    • XR Marin Virtual Reality Academy
    • XR Marin Augmented Reality Academy


    Check back soon for the Summer 2019 Career Academies flyer! The flyer will be available in early February 2019 and applications will be open from April 1 - March 5, 2019. Please contact your School to Career Liaison with any questions or call 415.491.6638.