Priority Sector 2-pagers 2019


A companion piece to the 2019 priority sector posters, these printable 2-pagers offer ideas on how to begin a career in each sector.

Priority sectors 2019

Essential Skills and Priority Sector Posters in Arabic

View and download our priority sector and essential skills posters in Arabic. The essential skills poster highlights skills valued by employers and the priority sectors show labor market data with a wealth of information on in-demand careers.

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Essential Skills and Priority Sector Posters in Farsi

View and download our priority sector and essential skills posters in Farsi. The essential skills poster highlights skills valued by employers and the priority sector posters show labor market data with a wealth of information on in-demand careers.

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Essential Skills and Priority Sector Posters in Spanish

View and download our priority sector and essential skills posters in Spanish. The essential skills poster highlights skills valued by employers and the priority sectors show labor market data with a wealth of information on in-demand careers.

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Workforce Needs in Defense

The San Diego Workforce Partnership and the South County Economic Development Council engaged in survey research that highlights short- and long-term workforce needs in two specific defense subsectors: The Professional, Scientific & Technical Services (PST) sector and unmanned systems (aerial, underwater, land, and surface).

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Retail Sector Research

Through The Aspen Institute’s Reimagine Retail Initiative, the San Diego Workforce Partnership undertook a research project to understand the social, economic, and regulatory forces driving change in San Diego County’s retail sector.

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Change is Coming: A report on San Diego’s progress on reducing youth disconnection

Last year, we released research on the over 41,000 16–24-year-olds not working and not in school in San Diego County. One year later, Measure of America and the Workforce Partnership have released new data on opportunity youth in the county. Explore the latest measures and demographics of disconnection that are anchoring our region’s movement to reduce youth disconnection.

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Priority Jobs in San Diego County

Thinking about your career options and don’t know where to start? The Priority Jobs report uses employer survey responses and labor market information to look at occupations that are expected to have high growth and job openings in San Diego County over the next five years. In addition, every job on this list pays at least a self-sustaining wage at the entry level ($15.99/hr). Whether you are a student or more seasoned job seeker, use this tool to explore local professions with potential. Included are highlights from the 284 businesses surveyed. 

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Priority Jobs in San Diego County 2019

Initiate! A Report on San Diego’s Progress Reducing Youth Disconnection

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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Priority Sectors: An Update on Labor Force and Training Needs

Please note this information has been updated. Please refer to the latest priority sector information available at workforce.org/reports or workforce.org/posters.

In 2014, the San Diego Workforce Partnership 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. We identified and prioritized these sectors for workforce development because of their significant employment growth rates, strong wages and number of job openings.

This year, we are 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