Priority Sectors: Workforce Initiatives in San Diego County is a follow-up study to SDWP’s 2014 Priority Sector reports and analyzes 492 active initiatives in the region currently addressing workforce challenges presented in the previous research. This includes an inventory of initiatives (defined as a program, event, or opportunity in which job seekers may get training, education, apprenticeship, mentorship or exposure to careers) related to the five Priority Sectors: Advanced Manufacturing, Clean Energy, Health Care, Information and Communication Technologies, and Life Sciences. This study highlights initiatives that align with the 2014 report recommendations and determines what still needs to be addressed in education and workforce development.
San Diego’s Middle Skill Jobs: Gaps and Opportunities analyzes the challenges and opportunities presented in more than 600,000 occupations that are considered “middle-skill,” or those that require more than a high school diploma, but less than a four-year degree. The study focuses on three sectors that make up a majority of the middle-skill jobs in the region: Advanced Manufacturing, Health Care, and Information and Communication Technologies.
Workforce Needs of Small Businesses in San Diego analyzes the survey results from 347 small businesses across San Diego County’s Priority Sectors–Advanced Manufacturing, Health Care, Advanced Transportation, Life Sciences/Biotechnology, and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The study focuses on growth over the next 12 months, the challenges that small businesses expect to face in the future, skills necessary to start a small business, and workshops that are useful for workers in businesses with fewer than 50 employees.