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Green Building and Clean Energy Pre-Apprenticeship
Training Partnerships:

San Diego Workforce Partnership
San Diego Green Building Apprenticeship Readiness Partnership

Type of organization: The San Diego Workforce Partnership, Inc. has been in operation since 1974, under a joint powers agreement between the City and the County of San Diego.

Type of training: The Green Building Partnership will prepare individuals for jobs in five occupations:

  • HVAC mechanics, technicians, or installers;
  • Building performance or retrofitting specialists; ;
  • Building controls systems technicians; ;
  • Energy auditors or home energy raters;
  • Solar photovoltaic (PV) installers.

Area served: San Diego County.

Location of training: San Diego and Imperial Counties Regional Community College Consortium.

Estimated trainees: 160

Instruction details: Classes and hands-on experience will be provided in basic construction principles, environmental literacy, introduction to green building, energy fundamentals, retrofits and energy efficiency, water efficient building and retrofits, solar hot water installation and design principles, and solar electricity installation and design principles. In addition, to these classes, there will be an employer-developed "Work Ready" component that includes instruction in employer expectations; pre-employment requirements; and work maturity, punctuality, attitude, and retention skills; along with needed basic skills.

Result of classes: The project will serve 160 individuals, of whom 80% will complete training, 70% will attain a recognized certificate or degree, and 73% will be placed in employment. Of those employed, 81% will retain employment for at least six months.

More about the organization: The Workforce Partnership funds job training programs to meet the region's demand for qualified workers. The programs benefit local employers, unemployed and recently laid-off adults, and at risk youth ages 14 to 21. In addition, the Workforce Partnership invests a lot of time and resources in studying and analyzing our local economy. These important findings, trends and labor market needs are highlighted in studies, community forums and on websites.

Find more information here:
San Diego Workforce Partnership, Inc.
3910 University Avenue, Suite 400 San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 228-2900 (Toll-free: 1-888-884-SDWP [7397])
TDD: 619-228-2983
Fax: (619) 228-2901
Email: info@workforce.org

Program Manager Contact:
Mark Nanzer
(619) 228-2956


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