Local Businesses
and Motivated Workers Meet Here

Ready to grow.

Get specially-trained, pre-vetted employees with the exact skills you need.

Ready to go.

Our bootcamps give you in-demand skills to build a rewarding career on the Central Coast.

What We Do

Strong local businesses and a skilled workforce thrive together, strengthening economies, families, and communities. Through modern bootcamp training programs specifically designed to fill the talent needs of local businesses, we are helping to bridge the gap between opportunities and reality for businesses and individuals in our community.

Identify Talent Needs

SLO Partners engages with local businesses to uncover their talent needs.

Train Motivated Workers

With the SLO County Office of Education, we create fast-tracked bootcamp programs to teach in-demand skills to candidates.

Hire Skilled Workers

Registered local companies interview our freshly-upskilled bootcamp graduates to fill their talent gaps.

See How It Works

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Who We Help

Strong Local Companies

Local employers turn to SLO Partners to develop a more robust and diverse talent pipeline, specifically tailored to their talent needs.

Motivated Local Workers

Community members come to SLO Partners for upskilling or reskilling in order to boost their earning potential.

The Local Economy

As an economic development initiative, SLO Partners addresses critical components of a healthy economy: Great jobs and a capable workforce.

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Marlena Lewis

Precision Manufacturing Graduate, Trust Automation

"Without SLO Partners I would have never known these jobs existed in SLO county, or have been considered qualified for any of these positions."

Daniel Lehmkuhl

Operations Manager, Injectors Direct

"This program provides students with the skills needed to go straight into the workforce and bring value right off the bat."

Eric Liu

IT/Cyber Security Graduate

"These are the tools that will carry you throughout your career."

Annie Zwarg

Digital Marketing Graduate

"Take a chance and invest in your future. The sooner you can learn these skills the better."

Carrie Wentzel

Precision Manufacturing Graduate, Mantis Composites

"This class has been a great opportunity to explore new paths in my life."

Conner Stennet

Coding Graduate, Gaine Technology

"Getting decent pay and getting rewarded for your hard work is the most exciting thing for me."

Ty Safreno

Owner, CEO, Trust Automation

"The program takes people with the base skills that are needed for an advanced manufacturing career and then exposes them to the terminology and tools needed. "

Royce Ferriday

Precision Manufacturing Graduate, ES Aero

"Finding the SLO Partners Precision Manufacturing course was like gold."

Stephanie Stampher

Coding Graduate, SoCreate

"Don't let anything hold you back! Just go for it!"

Lindsay Nakamura

Coding Graduate

"Take that first step. If I can do it, anyone can do it."

Trevor Fry

Development Director, Dassault/IQMS

"It’s hard to find talent in our industry so we were delighted when SLO partners offered to help. "

Dean Mitchell

Lead Developer, Stream Guys

"The level of these candidates has already been established and vetted... you know they can be part of a team."

James Michie

Precision Manufacturing Graduate

"It's a great program and a great way to get a head of household-type job without incurring student loan debt."

Impact Through Collaboration

Take the First Step

Strong Local Companies

Find specifically-trained, pre-vetted local employees.

Motivated Local Residents

Up your career opportunities here on the Central Coast.