Cooking up community success with CalFresh cohort

August 9, 2018

KFG Graduates

On May 2, Class 12 of Kitchens for Good’s Project Launch program started training. Funded through the San Diego Workforce Partnership as a CalFresh Employment and Training program, the 12-week certified culinary apprenticeship program aimed to increase the employment and

Second job supports entrepreneur’s dreams

August 9, 2018

Jesus Gama

This article was originally posted on Growing up Jesus Jhair Gama describes himself as, “that kid who was called upon whenever there was a technical issue at home.” He enjoyed working with technology and was a self-taught repairman. In his

The world of work heats up for high school students in Vista

August 9, 2018

Group 2 Putting On Turnouts

This past school year the San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP) formed a unique partnership with the Vista Unified School District (VUSD) to provide meaningful experiences for high school students to help prepare them for the world of work in a

Mapping career pathways for success

August 7, 2018

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Have you ever thought it’d be cool to chart your career path, learn about new occupations based on your interests, figure out how to land your dream job or make a career jump? Well, there’s an app for that.

Staff Profile: Meet Dimitri Smith

August 6, 2018

Dimitri with family

Dimitri Smith is a Business Partnerships Specialist at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here he tells a little bit about himself, both personally and professionally. If you had $30,000 to donate to a workforce development program, what would you want

Press Release: San Diego Workforce Partnership Reaches $1.35M Invested in Retail Workers

August 1, 2018


Funding increases growth opportunities for local retail employers, current employees and job seekers Reimagine Retail has trained more than 497 workers for career advancement SAN DIEGO, August 1, 2018 – Today, the San Diego Workforce Partnership announces that funding awarded

Full Funding of Workforce Development Is Vital

July 29, 2018

Career Center South Metro

This article was written by SDWP CEO Peter Callstrom and originally published in the San Diego Business Journal, which delivers the market’s most complete package of business news and information on San Diego County’s companies, industries and business people. San Diego—We

Big day on the hill

July 26, 2018

Peter Testimony

Wednesday, July 25 was a momentous day for workforce development and the San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP) on Capitol Hill. On the same day that SDWP CEO Peter Callstrom testified before the House Education and Workforce Committee, the house approved

Labor Market Trends

July 20, 2018

Manpower labor market trends

The San Diego Monthly Employment Report (May 2018 to June 2018) shows an increase in the civilian labor force, a decrease in employment and an increase in the unemployment rate. Interact with the tabs below for more information.

Press Release: San Diego Workforce Partnership Appoints New Workforce Development Board Members

July 18, 2018


SAN DIEGO, CA — The San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP) announces the appointment of new members to its Workforce Development Board (WDB). The new members are: Kevin C. Alvin, Business Agent, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 569 David Blake,