East County has a talented, educated, and robust workforce.  Whether you are employing business executives, machinists, customer service representatives, or others.

The region is home to 427,711 residents, with a  median age of 37 years old, and 32% of residents earning an Associates Degree or higher (1).

East County is home to a private university and two community colleges- that provide customized training for local employers.  The area is also close to public universities.

Education and Workforce Training Institutions

Cuyamaca Community College
9,006 students
831 veterans and dependents
Renowned statewide for its pioneering green technology programs

Grossmont Community College
18,951 students
1,614 veterans and dependents
State of the art nursing program

San Diego Christian College
914 students


(1) statistics from 2008-2012 American Community Survey data trends. To view more download the East County EDC Demographics Study.