Workforce Opportunities for Rising Careers Program
SANDAG developed the Workforce Opportunities for Rising Careers (WORC) program, which is a workforce development program that focuses on creating career opportunities for individuals with a disadvantaged or low-income background, and/or workers who are facing barriers to employment in the San Diego region. The purpose of WORC is to expand workforce opportunities and achieve equity through the SANDAG Community Benefits Agreement, Pre-Apprenticeship Program, and other workforce initiatives.
Stated in our Commitment to Equity Statement, we firmly uphold equity and inclusion for every person in the San Diego region. Implementing the WORC program allows SANDAG to uphold equity in our workforce by paving career pathways for disadvantaged individuals, including homeless, formerly incarcerated, those on public assistance, and other under-represented populations.