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January 7, 2022


As we reflect on all of the great work done in 2021, we also want to take some time to thank the people and organizations who make that work possible.

Our funders, donors and other community partners give us the support needed to provide San Diegans with quality employment and business support. Thank you for your commitment to workforce development!

Programs You Can Apply for Now

1. The Apprenticeship Readiness Program helps people learn the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare for an apprenticeship program so they can land a job in the construction industry.

Made possible by: The Foundation for California Community Colleges, James Irvine Foundation, Lumina Foundation and the State of California

2. Back to Work San Diego Connect2Careers provides young adults with opportunities to become work-ready through training, mentorships and education.

Made possible by: City of San Diego

3. City Mentorship is a great opportunity for young adults to make valuable connections, gain work experience and explore a future in the public sector.  

Made possible by: City of San Diego

4. Construction Career Jumpstart offers two paid trainings to prepare participants for rewarding careers in the energy, construction and utilities sector.

Made possible by: Bank of America, the San Diego Foundation and SDG&E

5. County Youth Internship is for young adults ages 16–24 who want to make a difference in their community through sustainability and green work.

Made possible by: County of San Diego

6. CyberHire provides those interested and passionate about cybersecurity an opportunity to enter the industry, regardless of background or zip code.

Made possible by: Caterpillar Foundation and James Irvine Foundation

7. Expanded Subsidized Employment creates employment opportunities that may lead to future long-term, unsubsidized employment and self-sufficiency.

Made possible by: County of San Diego

8. School Break Externships give high school and college students the chance to make the most of their school breaks and gain work experience.

Made possible by: County of San Diego

9. TechHire aims to level the playing field for tech jobs by providing opportunities for underrepresented and low- to moderate-income job seekers.

Made possible by: City of San Diego and The San Diego Foundation

10. Income Share Agreements provide education that advance careers for San Diegans who struggle to pay traditional education costs upfront.

Made possible by:, James Irvine Foundation and Strada Education Network

11. Reentry Works helps those who have been involved in the justice system access supportive services and find meaningful work.

Made possible by: Department of Labor’s Prison to Employment initiative

12. Live Well San Diego provides paid job readiness training for youth ages 16-24 who live in Southeastern San Diego. 

Made possible by: County of San Diego and Conrad Prebys Foundation

Other Initiatives Made Possible by Our Partners

  • New work in behavioral health pathways is supported by the County of San Diego and Together Toward Health
  • In 2022 we’ll be helping long-term unemployed parents through the California Employment Development Department’s Dislocated Worker Grant
  • Opportunity Youth Internships from the City of San Diego and Southeastern San Diego Live Well Career Training Program with support from Bank of America, the Conrad Prebys Foundation and San Diego County helped advance opportunities for young adults ages 16–24
  • Additional healthcare research and pathway work is supported by JP Morgan Chase Foundation

We also want to thank Aetna, Deloitte Foundation, Health Net, Hyatt, Kaiser Permanente, Qualcomm, PNC Bank, Union Bank Foundation, Watkins Wellness and Wells Fargo for supporting various workforce development initiatives across sectors and services.

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