Economic Prosperity

We build relationships with local business, education and workforce development sectors to foster job creation, promote leadership and inspire innovation.

Economic Prosperity

SDG&E strengthens our local economy by building more equitable recruitment systems, growing career pathways in underserved populations, and ensuring the resilience of businesses and educational institutions in our service territory.

  • SDG&E partnered with the San Diego Community College District to support the Utility Line Clearance Arborist Training program where participants complete a five-week, 200-hour training program. Programs like the Utility Line Clearance Arborist Training are designed to build a diverse, qualified, and talented workforce of uniquely skilled personnel that can help keep our region and our customers safe.  
  • SDG&E co-founded the Black Community Investment Fund with The San Diego Foundation to increase racial equity and generational wealth for Black San Diegans. 
  • SDG&E partnered with the California Restaurant Foundation and other California energy utilities to create the Restaurants Care - Resilience Fund. The statewide effort offered grant funding and a year of support services to more than 300 mom-and-pop restaurants to aid their post-pandemic recovery. 

SDG&E Helps Diversify Our Local Workforce

Building a highly qualified and diverse workforce is important to our region’s economic prosperity. To that end, SDG&E is collaborating with some of our vendors to expand workforce development opportunities in the utility trades. 

SDG&E partnered with one of our contractors, Jingoli Power, to host a cohort of 13 trainees of African American descent from the Competitive Edge workforce development program at our Skills Training Facility in Mission Valley. This partnership allowed trainees to observe first-hand the variety of job opportunities available in the utility industry.