The San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP) offers a wide array of programs and partnerships that empower job seekers to fulfill their career aspirations. Through uniquely designed job training programs, we design services to serve people where they are. We are proud to be recognized as a national leader in designing innovative programs with employers and job seekers at the center. We strive daily to realize our vision that every business in our region has access to a skilled workforce and every job seeker has access to meaningful employment. SDWP's impact areas include:
Work brings with it the universal feelings of hope, self-determination, self-respect, social connections, responsibility and personal empowerment—tools that are critical to stability. A good job enables us to take care of ourselves and our loved ones. Together with community partners, we provide employment services and fund training programs that empower job seekers.
More than 43,000 young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 in San Diego County are not working or in school. Our young adult programs focus on connecting all young adults to education and employment. Our system helps match each young person’s strengths, interests and values with the talent needs of San Diego County’s fastest growing sectors, promoting both income mobility and economic prosperity in our region.
Every individual we serve has unique skills, interests, abilities, aspirations and life experiences. Workforce development programs must tailor programs to individual needs. We are focused on designing specialized and innovative employment programs that bring the right support systems and resources to help the most vulnerable in our communities achieve success, self-sufficiency and career growth.
Businesses are growing and changing—evolving services and developing new products at a fast pace. With this growth comes new demands on current and future workers. Hundreds of businesses work with us each year to reduce the cost of training and hiring candidates, leading to more profitable and productive businesses in San Diego County.