California Department of Rehabilitation – works in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living and equality for individuals with disabilities.
California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) – provides a range of services that responds to the needs of a student body with diverse backgrounds, expanding student access to an excellent and affordable education. As a public university, CSUSM grounds its mission in the public trust, alignment with regional needs, and sustained enrichment of the intellectual, civic, economic, and cultural life of our region and state.
Center for Employment Training (CET) – is one of the country's leading employment training programs, providing job training to improve the lives of the neediest members of the community—farm workers, high school dropouts, welfare mothers and immigrants. CET has successfully developed a national enterprise of 31 training centers in 11 states, and the District of Columbia.
Escondido Adult School (EAS)– has encouraged lifelong learning since 1968. The 20 locations in Escondido strive to meet the academic, vocational, and personal growth interests of the community. EAS offers free courses to adult students in the areas of high school diploma, GED and English as a Second Language. In addition, short-term vocational courses are also available for a low tuition fee.
Escondido Education COMPACT – provides youth with job readiness, training and linkages to employment. It works with local businesses and industry to provide enriching educational and career exploration for all students who access the programs and support education for youth. The purpose is to expand the education and career opportunities for students and assist them in becoming contributing citizens to our community.
Escondido Public Library Literacy Services – provides one-on-one and small group intergenerational literacy services for English speaking adults and their families who want to improve reading, writing and technology skills. Bilingual workplace skills and financial literacy classes are also provided to support local business in developing their employee skills.
Interfaith Community Services – provides the tools necessary for people to reach optimum self-sufficiency. Through its continuum of care, Interfaith is able to provide not only food, clothing and shelter, but also, career training and counseling, childcare, physical and mental health care, transitional housing, veterans services and sobering/detoxification services.
North County Career Center – offers a comprehensive menu of employment and training services, including help with resume writing, interviewing skills, finding job openings, training programs, and much more.
Palomar College – is a public two-year community college. Palomar enrolls approximately 30,000 full-time and part-time students. Students may choose from over 200 associate degree and certificate programs, complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree, or enjoy personal enrichment classes for lifelong learning.
San Diego County Regional Occupational Program (ROP) – is the largest County ROP in the state of California serving 45,000 students per year who are at least 16 years of age through adult. Over 490 tuition-free courses are offered per year. Specific training programs can be designed to meet your needs.
State of California EDD (Employment Development Division) – is your direct link to job placement and referrals, unemployment insurance, disability insurance, employment and training, labor market information, payroll taxes, workshops and much more.
Toward Maximum Independence (TMI) – is a California non-profit public-benefit corporation which has supported people with disabilities since 1981. The agency began as an Independent Living Service, teaching people sophisticated skills such as banking, budgeting, and meal planning and preparation. Growing needs have led the agency to expand its array of supports. Three major areas comprise TMI's program services and supports. These include Community Living, Community Employment, and Family Support.
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) – since 1958, provides highly trained employees, saving businesses valuable time, cost and training expenses. As a partner in the community, services include: free job analysis/placement, supported employment, universal accommodations and tax exemptions for those who qualify. UCP is a recognized name in assisting people with disabilities to become able and productive. UCP has trained adults ready to be placed in south and north San Diego county.