Rescue Mission Job-Training Program

San Diego Rescue Mission Launches Job Training Program
• The San Diego Rescue Mission has launched a 12 month job training program four areas of focus; Discipline of Work, Development of Skill, Demonstration of Ability, and Deployment to Employment.
o The first stage of the program, Discipline of Work, has clients work on-site in San Diego Rescue Mission’s kitchen, warehouse, or off-site in one of its Thrift Stores.
o Once clients have demonstrated a commitment to work, they can move onto Stage 2, Development of Skill, a pilot/partnership program with the Rescue Mission and San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE) that’s offering certifications in several job skills including plumbing, welding, auto tech, office manager, and HVAC.
o Once they acquire the trade skills, they move into Stage 3, Demonstration of Ability. This is when they get internships with local businesses and build first-hand experience using their new skills.
o The final stage of the program, Deployment to Employment, begins as clients prepare for graduation from the Rescue Mission and begin the transition to a self-sustaining life. During this stage, the Rescue Mission staff help clients with resume building, the job search and securing housing.
• By equipping clients with the tools and resources needed to obtain jobs, the Rescue Mission is helping these individuals stay off the streets after graduating from their programs.

About the San Diego Rescue Mission:
Founded in 1955, San Diego Rescue Mission is a faith-based organization that offers safe-haven as well as restorative care and rehabilitation services to the homeless, addicted, abused, and poor in our community. San Diego Rescue Mission offers a wide range of onsite programs and services through its Nueva Vida Haven Emergency Shelter, Partners for Hunger Relief, Men’s Center, Women and Children’s Center, a Children’s Center, Transitional Housing and Recuperative Care Center. San Diego Rescue Mission also owns and operates several thrift stores in the San Diego area. It is the only major homeless shelter in San Diego that does not receive government funding for its programs. The organization exists entirely on donations. For additional information, please visit San Diego Rescue Mission at


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