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Teacher Tours

The Teacher Tours program is done in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Education Office Career Technical Education (CTE) programs. The Teacher Tours program aims to:

  • Build relationships between local industry leaders and teachers.
  • Educate teachers on local industry best practices and what local business leaders are looking for in employees.
  • Generate interest for businesses to participate in additional workforce development programs, including hosting student interns and teacher externships.

Teacher tours are day-long, career pathway-specific tours that provide CTE teachers the opportunity to connect with local businesses and better understand local workforce needs, so they can bring that information back to the classroom and best prepare students for jobs in our Santa Maria Valley community. 

If your business is interested in learning more about the Teacher Tours program and/or being involved in an upcoming tour, please contact Molly Schiff, Director of Advocacy & Initiatives, at You can also view our Teacher Tour Business Host Guidelines, available at the link below.

While CTE Teachers are given first priority to participate in the business tours, we do occasionally have spaces available for the public to join. If you are interested in attending an upcoming tour, contact

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