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Since 1993 the MetroED Foundation has supported the Metropolitan Education District (MetroED) in its mission to prepare high school and adult learners for high wage, in-demand occupations essential to our community and our economy. 

We see MetroED’s Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways as the model to meet the challenges of the global workforce, close the digital divide, promote educational equity, and offer life-changing career opportunities.

Simply, MetroED trains essential workers. Career-minded people who want to continue their education to staff medical and emergency front lines, someday build the next generation robot, or expertly fix your automobile right…the first time.

In addition to technical skill building, our students internalize soft skills employers expect and learn life skills they need to be self-sufficient. MetroED helps them plan a career that will lead to long-term success. 

Our Foundation helps keep MetroED growing to meet the needs of our local workforce. We also unite financial and community resources to help students succeed and provide scholarships to deserving students who would otherwise be unable to attend MetroED.

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VISION & MISSION

OUR VISION

To support and grow MetroED’s career technical education career pathways as the models to meet the challenges of the global workforce, close the digital divide, promote educational equity, and offer life-changing career opportunities to high school and adult learners.

OUR MISSION

To advocate for and bring awareness to the Metropolitan Education District’s (MetroED) Career Technical Education college and vocational career programs. We unite financial and community resources to help students achieve success in skilled occupations highly demanded in the competitive, automating, global workforce.

 

How You Can Help

 

Donating to the MetroED Foundation is the most direct way to support our students and help MetroED keep all 23 distinct programs available to them!

 

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Including tools, materials, and in-kind donations.

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Internship & Mentorship Opportunities

Our students thrive when given the opportunity to gain practical employment and hands-on experience.

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Consider Serving on our Foundation Board

Our Board Members are passionate about advancing our mission and vision and if you feel the same way about Career Technical Education get in touch!

Established and Ready for Business

The MetroED Foundation is a federally registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation registered with the State of California. We’ve earned a Gold Star rating on GuideStar and are listed on BenevityWe’re also proud members of the GlobalGiving worldwide crowdfunding community.

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Alumni Resources

If you’re an alum of any of the MetroED programs, join our alumni/supporter association to get re-connected with friends and colleagues and stay up-to-date with the latest news and events. Click here to visit our Alumni Page!

Stay In Touch

The MetroED Foundation Attention:
Jim Stoch, President
408-761-7084 | jstoch@metroed.net
760 Hillsdale Avenue Building 400 | The Superintendent’s Office
San Jose, CA 95136

Board of Directors

Thank you on behalf of the MetroED Foundation!

The Board of Directors is committed to growing our abilities and influence in the community to help MetroED meet the challenges facing public education.

Jim Stoch

President

Larry Parara

Charlotte Canton

Director Emeritus

Angelica Arellano

Vice President

Kira Fields

Pete Canton

Director Emeritus

Denelle Fedor

Treasurer

Ami Nomura

David Schmidt

Director Emeritus

Marc Baker

Secretary

Peter Vrabel

John Sellarol

Director Emeritus

Barrie Mullins

Kevin Tully

Ed Barber

Director Emeritus