Initiate! A report on San Diego’s progress reducing youth disconnection

March 15, 2018

Last year, we released groundbreaking research on the over 43,000 16–24-year-olds not working and not in school in San Diego County and set bold goals for reducing the rate of youth disconnection across San Diego’s neighborhoods. One year later, Measure of America and SDWP have released new data on opportunity youth in San Diego County. Explore the latest measures and demographics of disconnection that are anchoring our region’s movement to reduce youth disconnection.

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Nonprofit Sector: Employment Trends and Career Opportunities

October 26, 2017

The nonprofit sector plays a critical, but often unseen role in supporting and promoting activities that improve the lives of county residents, filling gaps in critical social services when needed. This study aims to inform the workforce development system—educational training institutions, Workforce Development Boards and community workforce development organizations—on how to best prepare the future workforce for this sector. The full report analyzes data on job growth, training gaps, hiring challenges and in-demand skills from firms in the nonprofit sector.

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Public Sector: Employment Trends and Career Opportunities

October 26, 2017

The public sector is made up of publically controlled and funded entities, providing public goods and services to people living in San Diego County. This study focuses on 36 in-demand occupations in five key occupational clusters within the public sector: Administration, K–12 Educators, Maintenance and Landscaping, Public Utilities and Safety. It serves to inform the workforce development system—educational training institutions, the Workforce Development Board and community organizations—on how best to prepare the future workforce for these five occupational clusters.

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Tourism Sector: Employment Trends and Career Opportunities

October 26, 2017

The tourism sector is a critical economic driver in San Diego County. It plays a valuable role in improving the region’s quality of life, bringing in external revenue and introducing young adults to the world of work. This study works to inform the workforce development system of the employment pathways and career advancement opportunities that come from employment in this sector. The full report analyzes data on job growth, training opportunities, hiring challenges and in-demand skills from firms in the tourism sector.

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Priority Sectors: An Update on Labor Force and Training Needs

October 26, 2017

In 2014, the San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP) released a series of Priority Sector reports in collaboration with the San Diego and Imperial Counties Community Colleges Association (SDICCCA). The five Priority Sectors include Advanced Manufacturing, Clean Energy, Health Care, Information Communication Technologies (ICT), and Life Sciences. SDWP identified and prioritized these sectors for workforce development because of their significant employment growth rates, strong wages and number of job openings.

This year, SDWP is releasing an update for each of the Priority Sectors in a single report that provides new information and an overview of the changes each sector has experienced since the previous reports were published. This updated research will help guide the public workforce development system in supporting, developing and evaluating employment and training programs for the Priority Sectors.

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Advanced Manufacturing highlights

Clean Energy highlights

Health Care highlights

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) highlights

Life Sciences highlights

2017 Priority Sector posters

May 26, 2017

The Priority Sector posters highlight career pathways within San Diego’s five Priority Sectors: Advanced Manufacturing, Clean Energy, Health Care, Information and Communication Technologies, and Life Sciences. These posters can be printed at 12×18″ or 24×36″.

Download print-ready files (PDF) of Blue Economy in English

Download print-ready files (PDF) of Retail in English

Download print-ready files (PDF) of Specialty Foods & Brews in English

 

Flip the Script: San Diego’s Opportunity Youth

April 13, 2017

There are approximately 43,000 opportunity youth in San Diego County. These are 16–24-year-olds who are neither in school nor employed. This study tells the story of San Diego’s opportunity youth and the organizations that serve them, and presents a vision for how we might flip the script for San Diego’s youth.

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The Gig Economy

November 2, 2016

The “Gig Economy” is one of many terms that describe the current nature of the contingent, or self-employed, workforce. The Gig Economy includes the wide use of technology to find “gigs” or short-term jobs in which self-employed workers respond to on-demand calls of customers. This special report examines this emerging trend and its impact on San Diego’s regional workforce. 

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Apprenticeships

November 2, 2016

Apprenticeship programs are industry-focused, employer-sponsored training programs that provide both theoretical classroom instruction and on-the-job training and work experience. Nationally, 87 percent of apprentices obtain employment after program completion, with an average starting salary of $50,000. This report looks at current and emerging apprenticeship programs in San Diego County and across the nation.

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