ETi - Employee Training Institute

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Who we are

About ETi


San Diego Community Colleges District’s Employee Training Institute (ETi) provides fee-based education and contract education programs to the San Diego region and beyond, with the goal of empowering students and the business community to earn degrees and skills certificates within many local industries.

ETi provides customized training for nonprofit organizations and public entities. Instruction can take place either at the workplace or in ETi classrooms and learning labs. We offer day, evening and weekend training, developed around your organization's needs. ETi can also deliver comprehensive state-approved, accredited degree and certificate programs to your organization’s employees or clients.

ETi faculty are experts. All faculty are required to know and teach current trends and the latest advancements in their discipline or industry.

ETi is committed to maintaining our 40-year reputation as the leading workforce development training institution in the San Diego region, so we keep overhead costs at a minimum to ensure we can offer exceptional programs at the most competitive rate.



To provide expertise and skill development to organizations and individuals, helping you do whatever you do, and do it better

To contribute to the economic development of San Diego region

To offer programs and services that complement those of the San Diego Community Colleges

Why partner with ETi?


We know the local market.

We understand local business trends and economies, and we work with regional subject matter experts to customize our programs, delivering the specific return-on-investment benchmarks that businesses seek.

We understand how adults learn.

Andragogy is our primary area of expertise. We provide training programs fully online, in-person or in blended model formats with wrap-around services such as one-on-one coaching, case management services, academic and career counseling, tutoring series, pre- and post-work needs assessments, and post-program evaluations. We differentiate instruction to meet the needs of the individual learning meeting each learner at their level of comprehension and build upon their prior experience.

We have a size & scope that sets us apart.

With unparalleled access to curriculum and subject matter experts, ETi offers thousands of courses, certificates, and degree options offered by the four colleges that comprise the San Diego Community College District, from aviation and nursing to coding and HVAC. Flexible scheduling and delivery formats, and projects managed through one consistent source, ETi can manage a wide scope of projects for a business of any size or industry.

2019 Award Winner


Heather Van Sickle

Entrepreneurial College of the Year

This award recognizes schools that have demonstrated a strong commitment to entrepreneurship both inside and outside the classroom.

Let ETi help you take your company to the next level.
Contact us for a free training consultation.