Types of Training

Job Training Opportunities to Help You Get a Job

SDWP offers a number of job training opportunities that can help you gain meaningful skills for your career. Enrollment into training programs is based on available funding and certain eligibility requirements. You will want to discuss the enrollment process and selecting the right training opportunity with a career counselor at an America's Job Center of California location.

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Individual Training Accounts (ITA)

An ITA partially pay for classroom training. You select the training with guidance and assistance from AJCC staff. You are required to select a training provider listed on the state-managed Eligible Training Provider List.

On-The-Job-Training (OJT)

OJT provides you with the ability to learn a new skill or upgrade your skills while working and being paid “on the job.” The training is specific to your employer’s needs. OJTs tend to pay a self-sufficiency wage of $13.09 during the training. Once the training is complete, the employer is expected to keep you on as an employee.

Customized Training

Customized Training classes are created by businesses to help them find, train and hire a group of workers for a specific need in their organization and industry. You will attain technical skills, hands-on experience and job placement upon successful completion of the training at no cost to you. The jobs tend to start at San Diego’s self-sufficiency wage of $13.09.

Expanded Subsidized Employment (ESE)

If you are a CalWORKS participant, ESE might be for you. ESE career counselors assess your skills and interests and work with you to find employment within 60 days.

Apprenticeship Training Accounts (ATA)

An ATs is designed to provide the educational classroom training portion of apprenticeships. You select the apprenticeship program listed on the Eligible Training Provider List with guidance and assistance from AJCC staff and approval from the apprenticeship training provider. If you are considering applying for an apprenticeship, your ATA qualification may make you a more competitive candidate. Visit an AJCC to access this training opportunity.