Join the statewide effort to help better understand the cybersecurity workforce needs of employers in California!

The ECEDC is partnering with the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and the California Community Colleges Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Research (COE) in leading an effort to help education and workforce training providers create or improve programs to respond to California’s need for a skilled cybersecurity workforce. Please join the statewide effort to conduct a substantive cybersecurity labor market analysis for California. Participate in...
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Deadline to Submit RFQ for CASCADE

The San Diego East County Economic Development Council (ECEDC) is seeking regional partners throughout the 10 Economic Regions of California to help market and recruit Defense companies to attend Supply Chain Resiliency seminars, as part of the U.S. Department of Defense California Advanced Supply Chain and Diversification Effort (CASCADE).   The deadline to submit quotations is 5:00pm (PST) this Friday, February 16, 2018.    To submit a quotation: 1)     Please review ECEDC’s Request f...
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DFARS Cybersecurity Bootcamp

The ECEDC is excited to invite Department of Defense manufacturers to the DFARS Cybersecurity Bootcamp, produced by CMTC, one of our CASCADE Project Partners. There is NO CHARGE to attend.   WHAT: This is a one-full-day immersion to DFARS 252.204-7012 and the controls in the NIST 800-171 rev1.  Attendees will receive training on both Compliance and Resilience: 1) DFARS 252.204-7012             Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting 2) CSET              ...
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WaterSmart Landscape Efficiency Program

Wanted: Large Landscapes for Program Proven to Reduce Irrigation Water Use   The Water Authority is seeking approximately 20 commercial-scale landscapes for participation in a program that has demonstrated significant outdoor water-use reductions through a combination of training, hardware upgrades and technical assistance, valued at more than $15,000 per site.   Applicants have until March 31 to file statements of interest in the WaterSmart Landscape Efficiency Program, using the form at wa...
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Accion Academy for Entrepreneurial Success

  Have you ever dreamed of having your own business but don't know how to start? Apply to the Accion Academy for Entrepreneurial Success. Don't wait - the application closes on Sunday, Feb. 11!          Here is some key info for the class:   Applications due: Sunday, February 11  Selected participants will be notified of acceptance: during the week of Monday, February 19  Session starts: ...
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Open Enrollment for Security Academy at Grossmont College

Grossmont College is pleased to announce the opening of its new Security Academy, a 4 week training program to become a security guard. The course is taught by a professional with Allied Universal, and the course enables students to obtain CPR Training and a Guard Card. Classes begin on May 1st, 2018, and are held on Tuesday and Thursday nights and Saturday mornings. Go to http://www.grossmont.edu/aoj to enroll today! Security Academy-logo edit2
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RFQ for CASCADE Supply Chain Resiliency Seminars

The San Diego East County Economic Development Council (ECEDC) is seeking regional partners throughout the 10 Economic Regions of California to help market and recruit Defense companies to attend Supply Chain Resiliency seminars, as part of the U.S. Department of Defense California Advanced Supply Chain and Diversification Effort (CASCADE).   Quotations are due no later than 5:00pm (PST) on Friday, February 16, 2018.    To submit a quotation: 1)     Please review ECEDC’s Request for Quotati...
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Trade school, not 4-year college, is a better bet to solve the US income gap, researchers say

Article from CNBC news by Thomas Franck East County EDC is reaching out to students, adult job seekers, and veterans to promote careers in the Advanced Manufacturing. There is an untapped opportunity to enter the manufacturing workforce with plenty of room for growth. This article describes the shrinking skilled workforce in the manufacturing sector and the increasing demand for manufacturing jobs that offer varied, rewarding, and well-paying career paths. Join us to learn how to meet the...
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James Sly, East County Economic Development Council, joins hospital construction monitoring citizens group

James Sly, vice president and chief operations officer of the San Diego East County Economic Development Council (ECEDC), has joined the volunteer citizens group monitoring the spending of millions of dollars in public funds for new and improved patient care facilities at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa. The group, called the Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (ICBOC), consists of uncompensated East County residents who are charged with monitoring the expenditure of funds from th...
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Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s new Central Energy Plant is up and running, hospital is off the electrical power grid

The lights are staying on for patients and medical staff at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa thanks to a new Central Energy Plant (CEP), the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) reports. And, the hospital’s normal electric bill to San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) of about $180,000 per month is now zero. “The hospital’s CEP is now fully operational and the hospital is officially off the electrical grid,” said Robert “Bob” Ayres, GHD 2016 board president. “Taxpayers can be assured t...
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