Connecting Opportunities and Skill

SLO Partners creates a bridge between opportunities and realities for businesses and individuals in our community. Through modern bootcamp training programs, we uniquely prepare highly motivated local residents for bright career pathways at local companies.


Proven Results


SLO Partners is an economic development initiative of the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education. We work with local employers to uncover their hiring needs, and then we design specific fast-tracked bootcamp training programs to teach in-demand skills. Registered local companies have the opportunity to interview and hire our freshly-upskilled graduates.


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How it Works


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.

SLO Partners is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit


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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."

Employer partners include:

rantec manufacturing

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