Hire Local gives Oceanside residents skills to land in-demand jobs

Posted at 1:59 PM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 16:59:48-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Biomedical technician, engineering and phlebotomy are just some of the programs MiraCosta College offered free for fall 2020 for Oceanside residents, thanks to Hire Local.

"The intent was to train up Oceanside residents for in-demand jobs, in Oceanside, in our companies that pay competitive wages."

Hire Local was funded by federal approved grants, and was created by the City of Oceanside and MiraCosta College.

"We saw it as a win-win because it helps our residents find meaningful careers while creating a talent pipeline for our businesses, so they can stay here and grow here," described Michelle Gellar, with the City of Oceanside.

Michelled added the program helped people who lost their jobs amid COVID-19 get back on their feet.

"We're doing our best to help our businesses navigate through this tough time. We're trying to get information out as soon as we can and create programs to help businesses and residents here."

Michelle added all residents are eligible as long as they meet the criteria.

To learn more or to view the full list of classes offered through Hire Local, visit MiraCosta's website.