WorkForce Initiatives

Nearly 500 workforce-related initiatives that address challenges identified in the 2014 Priority Sector reports are catalogued in the table below. For the full report and analysis of these initiatives, visit workforce.org/reports.

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Associate of Science in Digital Media Design Platt College San Diego Education/Training Information and Communication Technologies The Associate of Science in Digital Media Design prepares students for a career in graphic and digital media design. 6250 El Cajon Blvd, El Cajon 92115-3919
"Certificate in Construction Inspection " Palomar College Education/Training Clean Energy The Certificate of Achievement in Construction Inspection prepares students for entry-level employment in inspection. Students can take additional general education courses to obtain an A.A. degree. 1140 West Mission Rd, San Marcos 92069
'Heartbeats' Connecting all Healthcare Professionals One Beat at a Time. Meet-up.com Meet-up Health Care The Heartbeats group invites healthcare professionals to socialize and have fun in a casual night of professional matchmaking. ,
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing California State University - San Marcos Education/Training Health Care The Bachelor of Science in Nursing teaches students industry-related skills and knowledge to work in a healthcare setting. Students should not plan on working while enrolled in the program as clinical rotations and classes may vary each month. 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos 92096-0001
ADMET Process Certificate UC San Diego Extension Education/Training Health Care The ADMET Process Certificate teaches students about absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and toxicology in modern drug discovery and development. The program strengthens the skills of practicing professionals. 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla 92037
Advanced Certificate in Intellectual Property and Regulatory Affairs San Diego State University College of Extended Studies Education/Training Life Sciences The Advanced Certificate in Intellectual Property and Regulatory Affairs expands the knowledge base of life science professionals working to transform scientific discoveries into commercial products. The program is offered in partnership with USD School of Law. 5250 Campanile Drive, San Diego 92182-1925
Advanced Certificate in Regulatory Affairs San Diego State University College of Extended Studies Education/Training Life Sciences The Advanced Certificate in Regulatory Affairs prepares students with detailed knowledge and understanding of the current regulations concerning the development and commercialization of medical device products. 5250 Campanile Drive, San Diego 92182-1925
Advanced Computer Skills Program Occupational Training Services Workforce/Training General The Advanced Computer Skills Program prepares student with entry level computer skills to enter into a competitive work environment. 6160 Mission Gorge Road, Suite 204, San Diego 92120
Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Southern California (AMP SoCal) Aerospace and Defense Supplier Focus Group San Diego East County Economic Development Council Workforce Advanced Manufacturing AMP SoCal is a four-county collaborative focused on strengthening the industrial supplier base for Southern California’s Aerospace and Defense manufacturers and their supply chain by providing tools, talent, and capacity to address current and future challenges. 1908 Friendship Drive, Suite A, El Cajon 92020
Advanced Manufacturing Training Workshops for Warriors Education/Training Advanced Manufacturing Advanced Manufacturing Training teaches veterans advanced-level welding or machining. Workshops for Warriors participants get professional certifications and assistance with job placement. 2970 Main Street, San Diego 92113
Advanced Solar Training: PV Installation Everblue Education/Training Clean Energy The Advanced Solar Training course teaches students industry related skills and provides hands-on solar training opportunities. Students receive credit for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Exam upon successful completion. The class is half online and half on-site. 5975 Lusk Blvd, San Diego 92121
Aerospace and Defense Forum Aerospace and Defense Forum, San Diego Chapter Education/Training Advanced Manufacturing The Aerospace & Defense Forum is a community of over 1000 industry senior executives and professionals who collaborate and share news, information, and analysis relevant to the business of the aerospace, commercial space and defense industries. 12275 El Camino Real, Suite 200, San Diego 92130-2006
Air Conditioning/Heating I/II San Diego Continuing Education Education/Training Clean Energy The Air Conditioning/Heating I/II provides entry-level training in heating and air conditioning. It includes a hands-on lecture in braising copper. There is no tuition for students. 4343 Ocean View Blvd., San Diego 92113
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling Professional Certificate UC San Diego Extension Education/Training Health Care The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling Professional Certificate enables the successful student to become a counselor 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla 92037
Associate in Science Degree: Sheet Metal Apprenticeship San Diego City College Education/Training Advanced Manufacturing The Certificate of Achievement: Sheet Metal Apprenticeship trains and helps students successfully transition to Journeymen level designation and certification by the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards for Sheet Metal. 1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego 92101
Associate in Science in Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Environmental Control Technology San Diego City College Education/Training Clean Energy The Associate in Science in Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Environmental Control Technology offers a comprehensive study of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration with a focus in Green Technology. 1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego 92101
Associate in Science in Building Construction Technology Imperial Valley College Education/Training Clean Energy The Associate of Science in Building Construction Technology provides the technical knowledge and expertise to prepare students for employment in the building construction industry. Students have the option of specializing in Carpentry, Concrete Masonry, and Project Management. 380 East Aten Road , Imperial 92251-9787
Associate in Science in Medical Laboratory Technology San Diego Miramar College Education/Training Life Sciences The A.S. in Medical Laboratory Technology program trains students for work in the medical laboratory workforce or for employment in clinical diagnostic companies. Students will qualify for the national examination to become Medical Laboratory Technicians upon the completion of the program. 10440 Black Mountain Rd, San Diego 92126-2999
Associate in Science in Nursing Grossmont College Education/Training Health Care The Associate of Science in Nursing prepares students to become licensed nurses with the least amount of courses possible. 8800 Grossmont College Dr, El Cajon 92020
Associate in Science in Web Development Cuyamaca College Education/Training Information and Communication Technologies The Associate in Science in Web Development provides students with skills necessary for employment in web development and design. 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, El Cajon 92019