Non Profit Organization representing business, labor, government, and education.
Promoting Employment Preparation With Ideal Education!
Stanislaus Partners in Education (S.P.I.E.) is a nonprofit organization representing business, labor, government, and education that enlists the resources of our community to maximize the employment potential of young people and adults in Stanislaus County. Through business and education partnerships, SPIE encourages local businesses, public education, community service organizations, and other providers of education and training to work in a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect to develop both productive members of the workforce and responsible citizens in the community.
SPIE is a 501(c) (3) organization. SPIE was established in 1991 by educators and employers to help schools better prepare students for the world of work following high school and/or college graduation. SPIE is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of educational leaders, employers, and elected officials.
Our Mission Statement
Stanislaus Partners in Education aspires to create economic vitality by supporting efforts to prepare students for rewarding local jobs that offer pathways to a living wage and careers that fulfill their potential. We do this by: • Inspiring and facilitating partnerships between educators, employers, and community stakeholders; and • Actively encouraging locally targeted career education.
Stanislaus County will be an educated and skilled community that has a qualified and engaged workforce.
What makes SPIE a unique educational non-profit is that in addition to our focus on youth, we also support teachers, administrators, career navigators and counselors. How we support eductors: Grants-
Incentive Grants: The purpose of the Incentive Grant is to help schools motivate students to improve academically and/or behaviorally. The grants are competitive. Educators can earn $300 for their classroom.
Career Education Grants: Career Education Grants provide Stanislaus County elementary, middle, and high school educators with funding to promote student participation in career-related activities in their schools or classrooms. Educators can earn $1,000 for their classroom.
Educator Internship Program: Learn up-to-date job competencies and requirements from employers. Enhance your ability to relate the world of work to students. Teachers can earn $1,000 stipend for their 40 hour commitment to this program.
SPIE creates opportunities for career navigators and counselors to connect with the industries that are in-demand and ready to train students leaving high school. Educators have an opportunity to tour facilities, meet employers and employees and ask questions on behalf of students for what it takes to be employable.