Workforce Development for the San Diego Region
The San Diego Workforce Partnership funds job training programs that empower job seekers to meet the current and future workforce needs of employers in San Diego County. We are the local Workforce Development Board, designated by the City and County of San Diego.
Building a Strong Workforce
Together with community partners, SDWP provides targeted employment services designed to help eligible adult job seekers identify, or regain, a career that will promote their success. Additionally, SDWP’s network of 15 America’s Job Center of California sites (including six housed in public libraries) provide employment services, including career assessment, job training and job search assistance for San Diego residents whether unemployed or employed. Housed within the AJCC locations is a Business Services team comprised of professionals who work directly with employers to meet their specific staffing needs at no cost.
Training Our Future Workforce
SDWP funds youth programs that provide work-readiness training to youth from low-income households as well as youth who are at risk of dropping out of school. The goal is to prepare youth for high school graduation, post-secondary education and, ultimately, a career. SDWP also administers summer youth employment programs CONNECT2Careers and the Life Sciences Summer Institute.
Studying Regional Data
SDWP serves as a vital source of information on the region’s labor market. The Research Department is the go-to expert on workforce trends, in-demand occupations and high-growth industries in San Diego County. SDWP Research produces in-depth industry reports and other products that focus on key workforce topics and trends. This data informs job seekers, career counselors, trainers and educators about what employers are looking for in the current and future labor force.
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