Peter Callstrom

Peter Callstrom

President & CEO

San Diego Workforce Partnership

Peter has led nonprofits in the San Diego region for 30+ years including services to people with disabilities, the homeless, and under-represented job seekers. He joined the SDWP as CEO in 2012. Peter and his team have transformed the SDWP and reimagined workforce development delivery and impact. With a diverse budget from multiple investors (public, private and philanthropy), the SDWP delivers workforce programs to empower job seekers (youth through career) to meet employers needs. With an emphasis on underserved populations, but available to all job seekers, the SDWP and its partners reach 100K+ annually. The SDWP created the first and only workforce Income Share Agreement (ISA) fund, an innovative student financing model to access post-secondary skills without student debt where student pay back to the fund, creating an ‘evergreen’ fund that empowers future participants. The SDWP utilizes in-depth labor market research to understand needs and trends and deploys content via ‘MyNextMove’ – an online experience to inform and inspire students, teachers and job seekers. Recipient of the “WIOA Trailblazer” award (of 550 workforce boards around the country) the SDWP is a nationally recognized leader. Peter was named “CEO of year” by the San Diego Business Journal in 2021.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021


The Grand Challenge of Reskilling America

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