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This program assists people in obtaining good jobs by providing them with job search assistance and training opportunities. You may receive services in one or both of the following categories: 


Employment Services 

We exist to help you find the intersection of what you love to do, what you can be paid for and what both you and local employers need. Engage in 1-on-1 employment services for help with career exploration, skills assessment, job leads and more. 

By signing up for this program, you agree that you…  

  • Are ready to enroll in training or look for a job 
  • Want a career navigator who will work with you on your individual needs and goals. You will interact with them at least once per month in person, on the phone, by text or via email. 
  • Will respond to communication from your career navigator and other San Diego Workforce Partnership staff in a timely manner, within 3 business days of receiving communication. Our team will also respond to you within this timeframe.  
  • Understand that if you do not participate for 90 days, you will not be able to continue receiving services 
  • Commit to quarterly follow-ups via phone, email or by text by a career navigator after graduation and/or employment. This contact is to obtain progress reports, credentials, and ongoing transition services until program completion.



We offer a wide range of training opportunities to fit your needs and prepare you for a job in an in-demand industry. 


Individual Trainings 

We work with over 130 qualified training providers who offer education in the classroom, online and through apprenticeships to help you learn new skills and enter a meaningful career. Trainings lead to jobs such as dental assistant, veterinarian technician, security officer, cybersecurity support technician, truck driver and much, much more. 

View individual training programs


How to Apply

To start your application and explore all your program options, use Program Match Finder. After answering questions about your needs and interests, you’ll instantly see a list of programs likely to be a match for you, including Training & Job Search Services (WIOA) if you’re eligible. Choose the one that interests you most. From there, we’ll contact you about next steps. 

Training & Job Search Services (WIOA) currently has a waitlist for eligibility appointments up to two months out. If you select it on your results page, you will receive an introductory email with the opportunity to sign up for the waitlist as we plan more appointment times. 



Cohort Trainings 

Cohort trainings are fast-paced programs offered in groups of 15 people or less. You get hands-on experience and access to career development support, and many offer certification in an industry-relevant skill. 

Our cohort training courses change throughout the year. Below are the cohort training opportunities currently available to San Diego County residents who qualify. 


You’ll learn the CDL theory leveraging our self-paced, online platform. Then, you’ll be placed in a partner driving range for accelerated range training. 

Accepting applications on a rolling basis. 







This program provides students with the appropriate didactic theory and hands-on skills necessary to prepare you for entry-level medical assistant positions. Program benefits include day and evening class offerings, student-centered learning environments, dedication to professional growth and hands-on learning experience.

Accepting applications on a rolling basis. 

Length of training: 320 classroom hours + 320 externship hours



This program teaches you essential job-ready cybersecurity analysis skills. It will cover the core mindset, tools and best practices in the field, with a focus on achieving the CompTIA Security+ certification (included in the bootcamp cost). Upon completion, you will possess a full cybersecurity skillset, empowering you to excel on network and information security teams.




This program includes 14 days of live, in-person training covering today’s most critical physical and informational security issues and practices. Earn a certificate of completion and become fully prepared to address real-world security challenges.

Accepting applications on a rolling basis. 



Through this program, you’ll receive paid training and job placement to help you land a job in solar installation.

Accepting applications on a rolling basis. 

Length of training: six weeks





Who It's For

  • Ages 18+
  • Lives in the County of San Diego
  • Low income and/or unemployed and eligible or has exhausted unemployment insurance (UI) benefits

This program offers help:

  • Deciding what career is right for me
  • With starting school or a certificate program
  • Finding a long-term job
  • Learning new job skills

This WIOA Title I – funded program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.