​The Workforce Institute (WI) aligns its programs with the needs of employers and has helped reduce the workforce skills gap and has enhanced marketable skills. With an established reputation including 85% returning customers, WI has proven to understand the method of delivering industry driven training programs. 

  • 9 consecutive years offering PG&E Power Pathway which is a nationally recognized workforce development training model to enlarge local qualified and diverse candidates for skilled craft and utility jobs. 2019, 92% of participants were hired. 
  • 12 consecutive years WI has been serving Valley Water, City of San Jose and Santa Clara County. 
  • More than 450 trainees or students served each year.

WI Customers Say...

"The staff at Workforce Institute is really outstanding. They've been excellent in terms of putting together the initial proposal we were involved in through the development of different sources and offerings to industry. They were extremely responsive and just delightful people to work with." – Juan Barroso, Vice-President of Construction Services, Blach Construction 


"Our partnership with San Jose Evergreen Community College District have continued to be strong partners. Through public-private collaborations, we have provided annual PowerPathway training programs for veterans and displaced workers to create a qualified and diverse pipeline of candidates for entry-level utility industry skilled crafts trades, such as field utility workers, gas services representative and most recently, line workers. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the district and identify new opportunities to creatively collaborate." James Morante, Senior Manager, Workforce Development, PG&E


"Workforce Institute is unique in a couple of ways. First, because it is based here in Silicon Valley, it can draw from a pool of highly experienced trainers with real-world high tech, business, and manufacturing experience. Second, that Workforce Institute is not a one-size-fits-all outfit. It works closely with companies to set-up customized training programs that align with clear strategic objectives." DC Electronics

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