Vital Link of Orange County

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2017 STEM and the Arts Career Showcase
Dates: April 21, 22 & 23
Location: OC Fair and Event Center
88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Energy Invitational
Date: May 6, 2017
Location: UCI - Lot 16
Time: 10 AM - 3 PM

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Careers by Choice

You can make a difference.

Vital Link is looking for businesses and organizations who want to create an impact on today’s students, your future workforce.  More than ever, students face many challenges and need guidance and a connection to their future career direction.

  • The dropout rate in California is 30% (higher in some areas). Students who make the connection between their education and their future career are less likely to drop out of school and more likely to transition to fulfilling careers.
  • Current counselor to student ratios are 900 to 1 and will rise dramatically as recent budget cuts take effect. Schools are unable to meet the career and education planning needs of their student population.
  • Many students lack focus on a career direction and are unaware of the necessary skills required in specific careers
  • Students have a limited view of the career options available in a broad range of industries and how their individual skills, aptitudes and talents align with those careers.

Vital Link is the central point of contact between businesses and schools. Since 1989, the organization has developed successful career exploration programs in Southern California. By working with Vital Link, your organization can increase its impact and effectiveness in your education and outreach efforts.

Contact us to find out how your organization can become a partner.

Businesses have partnered in the following ways:

Career Exploration Programs

  • Saddleback Memorial Medical Center – medical reenactments (video)
  • Disneyland Resorts – creative careers


  • California Land Surveyors Association – competitions (link) (video)
  • Home Builders Council – competitions (link) (video)

Student Mentoring/Internships

  • Chamber of Commerce – Fvly (photos)
  • Pacific Life Foundation – internships
  • Kaiser Permanente – Job shadowing


  • United Way – Destination Graduation, Powered by Edison