South County EDC and National City Chamber celebrate ‘I’m Ready’ empowerment program graduation

August 9, 2019

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South County unemployed or underemployed young adults celebrate the completion of the eight-week career readiness program with graduation ceremony.

Transit equity matters for meaningful employment

August 7, 2019

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As our region continues to grow, public transit has a crucial influence on the quality of life, economic prosperity and environmental sustainability of San Diego.

Press Release: Workforce Partnership to Advance Financing Focused on Outcomes

August 7, 2019

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The San Diego Workforce Partnership has been awarded $485,000 from Lumina Foundation to advance financing models focused on outcomes in the public workforce development system through income share agreements (ISAs) and better use of data to define quality non-degree credentials.

Staff profile: Meet Elana Metz

August 5, 2019

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Elana Metz is a program supervisor at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here she tells a little bit about herself, both personally and professionally.

More than a gym: How the YMCA is shaping a healthy San Diego workforce

August 1, 2019

YMCA YFS graduate

Without opportunities to cultivate meaningful career-related relationships, young adults in these circumstances face barriers to employment and have limited opportunity to practice skills that will lead to long-term stability. A dedicated, holistic approach to building a career path for this population is key to ending cycles of poverty and disconnection.

Robotics wiz works as technician after completing engineering program

July 24, 2019

Abraham Soto

With Workforce Partnership funds supporting the work of Interfaith Community Services’ Transitional Youth Academy, Abraham received funding to pay for his Engineering Technician training and received work-readiness training, resume development, job search support, money management and soft skills training.

Eligible training provider list explained: How it uses research to focus on priority sectors and occupations

July 18, 2019

ETPL July 2019 training

The way the San Diego Workforce Partnership has updated San Diego County’s Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) has been changing significantly in recent years. Since 2017, we have relied on our research findings to update the county ETPL, which now focuses on training for in-demand occupations in priority sectors.

Young, Warner, Rubio, Coons Introduce Innovative Higher Ed Financing Proposal

July 16, 2019

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Income Share Agreements (ISAs) provide opportunities for students to design financial aid best suited to their needs based on their future income and job success. Under an ISA, a student agrees to pay a percentage of their income over a given time period in exchange for tuition payments from nongovernmental sources. When the agreed timeframe ends, the student stops payments regardless of whether the initial amount was paid back to the ISA funder. 

Drone program encourages cinematography lover to pursue interests without fear

July 10, 2019

Jayden Logan

Jayden Logan graduated from Helix Charter High School and is currently a full-time student at Grossmont College studying photography and business marketing who’s passionate about cinematography: “I want to help people and capture special moments in their lives,” he says. 

Department of Child Support Services: Building relationships for a brighter future

July 9, 2019

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San Diego County’s Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) serves diverse communities and builds relationships for a brighter future. Here Bryanna Fornerod, Supervising Child Support Officer, Communications & Outreach tells us more about this important agency.