The Business Partners Program was established to promote two-way communication between the College and the San Luis Obispo County business community enabling Cuesta to better serve the educational training needs of local employers and employees.

It’s an opportunity for:

  • Local businesses to invest in higher education;
  • Discussions on economic development, employment challenges, and education and training opportunities for employees;
  • Networking and sharing ideas among peers.

Investment Opportunity

An annual investment beginning at $1,500+ will be utilized to defray the cost of highly specialized equipment essential for college classrooms and laboratories, and build college, business and community partnerships. Payment options are available.

Program Benefits and Publicity

The Business Partners Program has various gift levels. Higher gift amounts will receive additional recognition opportunities. Opportunities include acknowledgement on the College’s website, in various annual publications, provided photo opportunities, receive strategically placed and highly visible banners around campus, and receive a variety of naming options to be recognized in perpetuity. Other benefits include complimentary sports and performance tickets, free annual parking pass, free table at the job fair, and more.

Industry Engagement Luncheons

Business Partners are invited to luncheons with the Superintendent/President to discuss business challenges as well as how the college contributes to preparing a highly skilled and knowledgeable workforce. Opportunities for campus tours are available.

Network Mixer with Business Leaders and College Constituents

Cuesta College hosts a mixer where Business Partners enjoy networking with leading business leaders, stakeholders and Cuesta College representatives to discuss how the college can provide resources to help meet your business needs and goals.

Advertisements for Job and Career Opportunities 

Business Partners can utilize our free on-line service through Career Connections to advertise job and career opportunities for employment all year long.

The support of Business Partners can make a difference! Your gift is an investment in your business, in the economic vitality of the region, and in Cuesta College and our students. To learn more about the Business Partners Program or to join today. Contact the Foundation at (805) 546-3279.