Employment Recovery Initiative bootcamp helps participant find the perfect fit

November 4, 2021

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Aron Steck had nearly 40 years of experience before he found himself unemployed. He was having a hard time finding a job and enrolled in the Employment Recovery Initiative (ERI) bootcamp earlier this year. Here, Aron tells us about his experience, road to employment and how the ERI bootcamp changed his perspective.

Dental bootcamp prepares student for career

October 5, 2021

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Ashlie Halton participated in our first ever Dental Assistant Program, a four week bootcamp that helped prepare participants for a career in the dental field through learning and earning certificates. She shared her experience with us–what she liked, learned and what advice she’d give to others who were interested in becoming dental assistants.

Construction Career Jumpstart provides a new father with opportunities

September 7, 2021

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Robert Dunchene saw an advertisement for the Construction Career Jumpstart (CCJ) program on Facebook and after applying, was accepted. Here he tells us about his experience with the program and how it led to a position with San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E).  

UCSD Tech Certificate program opens doors

August 4, 2021

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Ernesto Gonzales was working at a job with limited financial growth when he heard about the Workforce Partnership’s UCSD Tech Certificate program. He applied for the business intelligence program and was accepted. Here he tells us about his experience with the team and his advice for others considering the program.

Student gains valuable experience with TechHire

July 7, 2021

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JakeBryan Bonifacio is a full-time student who was looking for experience in the tech field. He discovered TechHire and was placed in an internship. Through his internship, JakeBryan was able to gain valuable experience that set him on a more defined career path. Here he tells us his story and shares advice for other job seekers.

Finding a new direction with the Workforce Partnership career centers

June 4, 2021

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After losing her job as a protective service worker, Diana Lopez, became a member of the North County Career Centers, where she sought out training and found more resources than she expected. Read on as Diana tells in her own words how the career center workshops and services helped her land a new job.

Employment Recovery Initiative helps veteran find quality job

April 30, 2021

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Daniel Maclean is a veteran who had a difficult time finding employment in the civilian workforce. His more than 15 years employment experience and 20-year military career as a Navy Seal were simply not landing him a job in what turned out to be a very different job market than he was used to. Then he found the Workforce Partnership.

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.

UCSD Tech Certificate graduate increases his salary by more than $14 per hour with new career

February 1, 2021

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When the first UCSD Tech Certificate program 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.