Angel Stancer is a Business Programs Specialist at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here she tells a little bit about herself, both personally and professionally.
What is a typical day like for you?
As a Business Programs Specialist, I like to say that I am a professional networker! My days typically consist of meeting with business owners, community leaders and partner organizations to create job opportunities for the candidates that we serve. I use labor market data to drive my outreach and I analyze hiring cycles to inform what types of employment opportunities to target. Currently, I focus on strengthening career pathways for under-represented populations in the tech sector, through a program called TechHire San Diego. I actively engage businesses in my community and assess their needs to identify where a TechHire candidate might fill the gaps. The fun part of my days consists of participating in various committees and work groups, attending networking events and connecting people along the way.
What do you like best about working in workforce development?
I am passionate about community development! Workforce development provides a platform to increase economic mobility for many San Diegans, in turn strengthening my community and making it a better place to live. This is a unique profession that bridges many sectors, including business, education, workforce, public policy and economic development. Here, I feel like I am truly making an impact. I love what I do!
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I am an avid volunteer, particularly in my hometown of Imperial Beach. I am on the volunteer Board of Directors for a nonprofit called IB Beautiful and I also chair the parade planning committee as part of our city’s annual Sun & Sea Festival. If that isn’t enough to keep me busy, my 5-month-old baby sure is! My happy place is anywhere I can be with my loving husband and sweet baby girl.