What does the SDWP do?
We are designated by the County and City of San Diego to receive state and federal dollars that are used to fund job training programs throughout the region that assists adults who are unemployed, at-risk youth, residents with various barriers to employment, and local employers.
Does SDWP get people jobs?
Not directly. Our funded partners directly serve clients to obtain the skills, knowledge, and training, and job search/placement assistance.
Where does SDWP's funding come from?
The main source of SDWP funds come from the United States Department of Labor through the Workforce Investment Act. SDWP also applies for funding through competitive state, federal, and foundation grants.
Who decides how funds are disseminated and utilized?
A series of boards and committees vet and approve all funding decisions. Ultimately, the Workforce Investment Board and the Policy Board decide what programs to fund and how to expand the federal job training dollars within our region.
How can organizations / businesses access funding?
Public, private and nonprofit are encouraged to respond to requests for proposals. Vendors can also participate in the vendor requests for proposals process. Businesses can access funds through a Customized Training program or On-The-Job Training (OJT) opportunities.
How can individuals access funds for training?
Individual job seekers may access funds through individual training accounts, on-the-job training (OJT) opportunities, customized training with a business, or contracted training with an approved public institution or higher education. All of these options can be accessed through our local career network.