Breaking New Ground: Second Federally Recognized Apprenticeship Announced

November 2, 2023

11.2023 Enews Apprenticeship Hero

In October 2023, our Community Health Worker program became our second federally-registered apprenticeship program, after Substance Use Counselor Training. Historically, apprenticeships were typically available to those interested in the building or technical trades. Creating apprenticeship pathways in healthcare and behavioral health will help San Diego meet its behavioral worker shortage of 18,500 workers and the State’s goal of 500,000 registered apprentices by 2029.

Stay-at-home mom gets a second chance at her career through no-cost healthcare program 

May 2, 2023

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26-year-old Jessica Osorio is one of the first graduates of the Healthcare Administration Pathways program, a three-month accelerated training towards a specialized certificate in the healthcare revenue cycle. After three years of staying home to care for her two kids,

Interfaith is helping people in crisis rebuild and move toward independence

May 2, 2023

Cause San Diego

Interfaith Community Services provides people experiencing ongoing hardships with personalized care and supportive services to improve their lives. Interfaith was recently named the first Center of Excellence for San Diego County and is partnering with the San Diego Workforce Partnership to train Substance Use Disorder counselors, peer support specialists and entry-level case managers.

$400,000 Grant Supports Workforce Partnership in Expanding Healthcare and Behavioral Health Career Opportunities

March 8, 2022

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The JPMorgan Chase Foundation has awarded the San Diego Workforce Partnership with a $400,000 grant to pilot programs that provide underrepresented and low-income workers with support in launching meaningful careers in the healthcare industry.

$310,000 grant will help San Diegans secure quality jobs and launch meaningful careers in behavioral health

May 27, 2021

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According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the number of adults in the U.S. reporting symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder increased four-fold from 2019 to January 2021. In response, the San Diego Workforce Partnership is launching this new program to address the increased demand for public mental health services and prepare San Diegans for careers in an industry with high growth potential.