From apartment to 12,000 square foot brewhouse

April 7, 2017

In an area becoming known as Beeramar*, Rough Draft Brewing Company began like many other breweries: with a home brew kit and passion for making beer. Founded by UC San Diego graduate Jeff Silver in 2012, now its mission is

SeaWorld kicks off 2017 C2C partnership with employer social

February 20, 2017

On February 17, SeaWorld welcomed business service representatives from 15 nonprofit agencies in partnership with CONNECT2Careers (C2C) for an employer social. The session provided deeper information about SeaWorld’s hiring process so community partners are better equipped to prepare individuals to apply at SeaWorld. Following

Valerio finds steady job with help from Breaking Barriers

February 10, 2017

Valerio Pillado enrolled in Breaking Barriers San Diego in 2016. Here is his story in his own words. Before I came to Breaking Barriers San Diego, I was having a lot of problems finding and keeping a job. I was

Using Lean principles to prevent layoffs

October 27, 2016

Established in 1980 in a small garage woodshop, Spooner’s Woodworks has grown to be a premiere architectural woodwork firm serving all commercial markets, with a focus on tenant improvements, primary/secondary education, military, public works, medical and hospitality sectors. It has grown so much that a year ago

From always applying to advocating

October 27, 2016

When Alicia Vasquez found out she’d been placed at the San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP) for job shadow day during her senior year, she wasn’t sure what to expect. It is thanks to that experience, however, that Alicia learned about CONNECT2Careers

From treatment to lead cook

October 27, 2016

When Mark Bradley first heard about Breaking Barriers (BBSD) he was doing his best to get back on his feet. Mark was out of work and receiving substance abuse services treatment from Mental Health Systems’ San Diego Center for Change, funded through the

Grant funding helps new resident on biotechnology career pathway

October 3, 2016

Hailing from Torreón, Coahuila in Mexico, Ernesto de Leon had already completed an undergraduate degree in biochemistry and a master’s in quality and productivity when he fell in love with partner Jesse Cruz 10 years ago. He decided to move

The Arc of San Diego helps people with disabilities find work

September 6, 2016

The Arc of San Diego, one of the largest service providers for children and adults with disabilities in San Diego County, finds employment for people with disabilities in a variety of positions and industries throughout the community.  Thanks to a SDWP

Veteran excels in new career with steep learning curve

July 26, 2016

After a career in the food and beverage industry, U.S. Navy veteran Daniel Martinez realized that though he was good at his job as a manager and the industry had provided him with great opportunities, the long hours and low

Job center helps former inmate land job one week after release

June 1, 2016

When Desiman Miller first entered the East Mesa Reentry Facility, he promised himself he’d make the most of his time there. He enrolled in over 25 classes and spent his free time reading books focused on learning new skills and