The San Diego County Regional Occupational Program (ROP) provides occupational training courses to help individuals acquire entry level job skills, upgrade or retrain, and/or prepare for advanced technical training. ROP Centers provide information about courses. Services include training in job seeking/keeping skills. Program duration for typical successful client may be up to 1 year.
California Youth Connection was founded in 1988 by a group of foster youth and supportive adults to provide a vehicle for California foster youth to learn leadership and advocacy skills and to engage directly with policymakers to improve the foster care system. Founded on the model of youth empowerment, CYC maintains a dual focus on policy and youth development.
CYC is the only organization in California to engage foster youth in the policy making process. Our foster youth leaders have created a fundamental paradigm shift in child welfare policy in California, ensuring that foster youth are at the center of child welfare policymaking for the first time in history.
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The CCC is a state department that puts young people and the environment together for the benefit of both. Corpsmembers are young men and women between the ages of 18-25 (and veterans to age 29) who sign up for a challenging year of service to California, working to improve the state’s natural resources and communities. Young people join from counties statewide. As of 2015, the top five counties from which young people have joined: Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego, Sacramento, & Fresno # of corpsmember positions in 2015- 16: 1587 serving more than 3,000 young people annually.
Urban Beats is an innovative artistic expression program for Transitional Age Youth (TAY). Through
creating and delivering artistic productions and TAY-focused social media messaging, Urban Beats aims to enhance self-sufficiency and increase TAY engagement in behavioral health treatment. Urban Beats utilizes strengths identification and artistic self-expression to fight the stigma related to mental illness and promote youth self-empowerment and improve wellness.
Provides a comprehensive employment/transitional living program for homeless men. Clients must be alcohol and drug free and be willing to work full-time. Services include one-on-one case management; job-related preparation with accompanying workshops; employment counseling involving interest and aptitude testing, screening, case planning, budgeting, career development, and weekly follow-up for 9 weeks regarding employment retention; and active job development and job search assistance. The transitional housing supportive services include food and clothing, grooming facilities and supplies, and transportation in the form of bus tokens/passes. Referrals for other support services are provided if necessary.
Job Options (JOI) is a San Diego-based not-for-profit company that provides professional service personnel, many of whom have severe mental, physical or psychological disabilities, in basic services such as janitorial, hospital environmental, food service, laundry, administrative and clerical, commissary inventory management and shelf-stocking services. We are proud to offer individuals with disabilities the opportunity for gainful employment without discrimination.
The San Diego Sheriff’s Department offers undergraduate and graduate school students an exciting insider’s view of the department’s operations and provides an opportunity to explore the many career opportunities within the department. You’ll be working with Deputy Sheriffs and Civilian Staff personnel on important cases and management issues and may be exposed to other law enforcement agencies. You’ll feel like you’re a part of the department…because you are.
The San Diego Police Department offers internships to college students on an ongoing basis. Benefits of an internship include college credit for work experience and training (paid positions are available on a limited basis), and the satisfaction in giving back to the community. Interns help the Department carry out many vital and support functions and also help develop closer links to the communities of San Diego.
College to Career (C2C) at San Diego Community College District is a three-year program for students with intellectual disabilities (ID) to obtain academic and vocational training at the City College, Mesa, Miramar College and the Continuing Education campuses. It serves three cohorts of twenty students annually and is one of five cooperative C2C programs with the California Department of Rehabilitation. The goal of the program is to provide students with tools needed to complete college coursework and prepare for competitive, integrated employment. Areas of focus include college success, life management and employment related strategies.