Faces of Workforce
April 9, 2021
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.
March 2, 2021
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.
February 1, 2021
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.
January 6, 2021
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.
December 4, 2020
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.
September 4, 2020
Prior to joining the Workforce Partnership’s UCSD Tech Certificate program, Ari Emdur was working as a stagehand and wasn’t getting the hours he needed at his job to support his family. He thought the program might just be the perfect way to break into tech. It turns out he was right.
July 28, 2020
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.
March 1, 2020
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).
January 31, 2020
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.
December 10, 2019
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