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Workforce Conference 2015

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Thursday, November 05, 2015


Workforce Conference 2015: Identifying, Tackling and Closing the Skills Gap offered an in-depth look at newly released labor market information and regional workforce development initiatives underway across San Diego County.

Last year, SDWP and the San Diego and Imperial Counties Community Colleges Association (SDICCCA) analyzed sectors that are vital to the regional economy, experiencing rapid growth and projecting skills shortages. The research detailed the challenges in each sector.

This year’s research and conference respond to those challenges. Conference presentations will include an overview of the research findings, panel discussions with industry experts and employers, and a lunch-time keynote address.


Download presentations here:

Workforce Needs of Small Business presentation

San Diego’s Middle Skill Jobs presentation

Priority Sectors: Workforce Initiatives presentation


8:30 a.m.    Registration and Coffee

9:00 a.m.    Program Begins

Recap of Priority Sectors

Session 1: Identifying the Skills Gap
Report: Workforce Needs of Small Businesses

Session 2: Tackling the Skills Gap
Report: San Diego’s Middle Skill Jobs: Gaps and Opportunities

11:20 a.m.   Lunch & Keynote Address

Lightning Talks: Workforce Initiatives Around San Diego

Session 3: Closing the Skills Gap
Report: Priority Sectors: Workforce Initatives & Launch of Data Dashboard

Closing Remarks

View detailed agenda.

Event Details

Date: November 5, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: Joe and Vi Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Ave., San Diego, CA 92114

Attendance is complimentary. Registration is required.

Join the conversation: #SDPrioritySectors


Many thanks to our generous sponsors for their support.
For more information on sponsorships, please contact Tina Ngo Bartel at


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