Training Jumpstarts Journey Down Lucrative Career Path

March 2, 2022

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Gregory and Richard recently graduated from Construction Career Jumpstart as pre-apprentices and were invited to join the Electrical Training Institute as apprentices; a process that typically takes several years of work , before being considered as apprentices. Here, Electrical Training Institute staff, Garrett and Marcus, discuss how Gregory and Richard made the jump in less than one year.

Access, Inc. Brews Up Support for Young Adult and Small Business

March 2, 2022

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Cynthia and Khea, co-owners of Café X: By Any Beans Necessary connected with Workforce partner, Access Inc., to hire Betsy, a young adult looking for an internship opportunity. Read on to learn how the community partnerships like these are building San Diego’s future leaders.

Participant reenters the workforce with the help of tech programs

February 4, 2022


Rebecca Beyene is completing a user experience (UX) design certificate through an ISA. She shared her experience with us–what she liked, learned and what advice she has for others who are considering TechHire.  

Program leads to 20-year career with the San Diego Workforce Partnership

January 4, 2022


Martha Guzman is a finance specialist with the San Diego Workforce Partnership and has been with the organization for more than 20 years. She took some time to tell us about her experience with the program and what motivated her to seek out training.

TechHire gives college student real-world work experience

December 7, 2021


Natalie Hickey is a current student who was looking for work experience. She joined the TechHire program and was placed as a digital marketing support intern with the San Diego Parks Foundation. Here Natalie tells us about her experience and what advice she has for others who are interested in finding a job.

Employment Recovery Initiative bootcamp helps participant find the perfect fit

November 4, 2021


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


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


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


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.