Southern Border Region: Imperial and San Diego Counties
The Southern Border Region (SBR) comprises Imperial and San Diego counties. SBR’s two workforce development boards, along with a range of partners, work together to create workforce development solutions that meet business and job seeker needs. Regional and local plans, informed by research and community input, lay out a collective sector strategy which guides SBR’s investments and activities.
Regional Plans are used to articulate how the Region will intentionality build around industry sector engagement, drive workforce development outcomes across multiple jurisdictions and expand on-ramps to career pathways for individuals who experience barriers to employment. As outlined in WIOA Section 108, Local Plans provide an action plan for operationalizing the road map laid out in the Regional Plan by describing how individuals access services through the America’s Job Centers of California (AJCC) system. Local Plans are used to articulate how Local Boards will coordinate with local partners to ensure person-centered service-delivery. The preparation of four-year Regional and Local Plans for the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2025 that is required by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is underway.