How a San Diego business hired and retained employees during the pandemic

April 9, 2021

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Recon-RF connected with the San Diego Workforce Partnership after having a hard time finding good candidates to fill a multitude of open positions. By tapping into multiple service offerings, including TechHire, they were able to hire new employees and retain employees when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. 

Youth evaluator position leads to career path for this college student

March 2, 2021

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Current college student lands a temporary job that leads to her finding her career path and field of study. She says her decision was influenced by her experience as an RFP evaluator with the San Diego Workforce Partnership.

ISA graduate increases his salary by more than $14 per hour with new career

February 1, 2021

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When the first Workforce ISA cohort launched in July 2019, Chris chose to study Business Intelligence (BI) since he was working in a BI capacity in his position at the time. He was enjoying the work he was doing, though he was feeling limited in his current role.

Virtual Microsoft training lands former project manager job in San Diego’s tech industry

January 6, 2021

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Simon Eisinger was a participant in TechHire, a movement that aims to level the playing field for tech jobs. Here he tells us about how one of the training programs helped him prepare for employment. 

One determined San Diego mom fights on through loss and pandemic to provide for her family

December 4, 2020

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This year turned Heather Villegas’ life upside down. The unexpected loss of her husband as well as her job and health due to COVID-19 left her struggling to provide for her three children on her own. Hearing about the career centers On-the-Job Training was a turning point for her. Read on as Heather tells her story in her own words.

New education option lands former stagehand first San Diego tech job

September 4, 2020

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Prior to joining the Workforce Income Share Agreement (ISA) Fund, Ari Emdur was working as a stagehand and wasn’t getting the hours he needed at his job to support his family. He thought an ISA might just be the perfect way to break into tech. It turns out he was right.

Breaking into tech a welcomed breakthrough for this college student

July 28, 2020

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Karen Castro was a participant of TechHire, a movement that aims to level the playing field for tech jobs. Here she tells her story of how the program helped her achieve her employment goals. 

Brazilian Student Finds Pathway to a Doctorate Degree in San Diego

March 1, 2020

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Twenty-two-year-old Gabriel Souza left Curitiba, Brazil just over one year ago. Living in San Diego he expected to learn a new language and adjust to new customs but was surprised with a helping hand and a college scholarship through San Diego Gateway to College and Career (SDG2CC).

TechHire helps aspiring designer land internship in her dream field of work

January 31, 2020

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Mariia Sirenko knows firsthand the challenges of finding quality work as a creative. After applying for many entry level graphic design opportunities and not getting any responses through sites like Indeed.com, Facebook and Internship.com, she began to feel discouraged.

From high schooler to retail rock star

December 10, 2019

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This Way Ahead has helped many young adults get their foot into the retail world. A program of the San Diego Workforce Partnership supported by Gap Inc., This Way Ahead helps young adults ages 16–24 from low-income communities develop skills for a life-changing