Creating Opportunities for Your Future
The San Diego Workforce Partnership and Access Inc. believe in empowering youth to meet the current and future workforce needs of employers in San Diego. The goal is to find the intersection between what you love to do, what you can be paid for and what employers need. We’ll help identify education, training and support opportunities to help you along your career pathway.
To help you identify your aspirations and set a plan in motion to achieve your goals, Access will offer educational and employment services for in-school and out-of-school foster youth and provide quality, individually focused access to workshops, hiring events, training programs and other resources such as mentors, community supportive services and leadership training.
Based on individual goals, interests and circumstances, you will be supported in attaining high-school diplomas, enrolling in post-secondary education and/or occupational/technical skills training and designing plans to prepare for your selected career pathways. Services are provided in partnership with San Diego County Office of Education, community colleges and universities, and other providers that assist you in obtaining post-secondary degrees and/or industry recognized certifications. To increase work experience and skills, youth participate in employability training, internships and supportive job opportunities that help you take the first steps to a successful career.
Who It's For
Current and former foster youth ages 14–24
This program offers help:
- Deciding what career is right for me
- With starting school or a certificate program
- Finding a temporary job or internship
- Learning new job skills
How to Apply
To start your application and explore all your program options, use our Program Match Finder. After answering questions about your needs and interests, you’ll instantly see a list of programs likely to be a match for you. Choose up to two (including Career Services for Foster Youth if it shows up) that interest you most and we will reach out to you within two business days about next steps.