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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 of $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

  • Business Partner Luncheons

  • Business Partners will be invited to luncheons with the Superintendent/President. You will have the opportunity to discuss business challenges as well as how the college contributes to preparing a highly skilled and knowledgeable workforce. Opportunities for campus tours will also be available

  • Network Mixer with Business Leaders and College Constituents
    Cuesta College hosts a mixer where Business Partners enjoy networking with leading business leaders and stakeholders and meet with 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 the services of our free on-line service through Career Connections to advertise job and career opportunities for employment all year long.

  • Discounts
    Discounts will be provided for Business Partners for the first eight hours of in-house training provided by Cuesta’s Institute for Professional Development.

  • Publicity
    Business Partners will be acknowledged in various college publications and on the website.

The support of Business Partners can make a difference. In a rapidly changing global economy, education is the key to success. Your gift is an investment in your business, in the economic vitality of the region, and Cuesta College. To learn more about the Business Partners Program or to join today contact Karen Tacket, director foundation programs at (805) 546-3279 or email Karen Tacket.


Andre Morris & Buttery
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
Barnett Cox & Associates
Blakeslee & Blakeslee
Blue Rooster
Borah's Awards
Boxer Family
Brughelli Family
Call America
Coast National Bank
Coats Family
Columbia College
Compass Health, Inc.
ConocoPhillips Company
Days Inn - Morro Bay
Delta Liquid Energy/San Luis Butane
Digital West Networks, Inc.
Dignity Health
Deutsche Family
Durand Family
E.C. Loomis & Sons Insurance
First Solar
Flory Family
French Hospital Medical Center
Friends of the Library
Glikbarg Foundation
Ground Control
Harveys Honey Huts
Heritage Oaks Bank
Idler's Appliances
Keenan & Associates
Leedom Family
Lubizol Advanced Materials
Marian Medical Center
Martin & Weyrick Winery
Meathead Movers
Mission Community Bank
Morris & Garritano Insurance
New Times
Paso Robles Waste and Recycle
Performance Technologies
RE Wacker Associates
San Luis Auto Parts
SESLOC Federal Credit Union
Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
(Tenet California)
Specialty Silicone Fabricators, Inc.
Stenner Glen Housing
Strasbaugh, Inc.
Sunpower Corp.
Swift Subtropicals
Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort
Talley Farms
Tenet Healthcare Foundation
The Mortgage House
Thoma Electric
TriActive America
Trian Investments
Twin Cities Hospital (Tenet)
VanZ Video
Vineyard Wildlife Ranch
Wells Fargo Foundation
Western Quartz Products
Wilshire Health and Community Services, Inc.
Wittstrom Family
Zurn/Wilkins Industries