SDCHC is an affiliated of Occupational Training Services, Inc. (OTS); a private non-profit organization founded in 1974 and having served over 30,000 clients, has grown from a small service agency that offered job training and employment opportunities, to a multi-faceted organization that takes a comprehensive approach to addressing the social and economic needs of the community.
Programs offered at OTS
Every year, OTS provides training to an average of 100 dislocated workers in the fields of Computer Skills, Computerized Book Keeping, Medical Admin Assistant and Medical Billing & Coding.
The programs were completed in approximately 6 weeks to 4 months, with an opportunity for an internship upon completion. Small classes make the training more personalized. Students were afforded as much one-on-one time as necessary with their instructors to insure that their skill goals were achieved.
Students also received guidance on resume development, conducting job search and participating in mock interviews during their training.
On-The-Job Training (OJT) – Connection to Work Program
The OJT Program is designed to help employers hire and train individuals who lack sufficient experience or knowledge. An OJT agreement offsets the cost of hiring employees by paying 50% of the new employee’s hourly wages during the training period.
This program is funded by the San Diego Workforce Partnership, under the U.S. Department of Labor for the Management and Development – Workforce Investment Act (WIA).
Cecile Cowan – Program Director
Veteran Career and Job Placement Training
OTS provides free Career Readiness and Job Placement Training to veterans transitioning into a career in the civilian sector.