Strada Education Network: Engaging employers, educators and policymakers to build the workforce of the future

January 8, 2020

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When the San Diego Workforce Partnership joined forces with The Strada Education Network, the Income Share Agreement fund came to fruition and is now paving the way for innovative, inclusive and accessible education in San Diego. We sat down with Chris Guidry, Vice President, Philanthropy at Strada for an in-depth look at how they’re building a better learning ecosystem through strategic partnerships and employer engagement. 

Inclusive training program helps small businesses thrive in San Diego

January 8, 2020

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In 2005, the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Bank of America launched Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) to help close the racial wealth gap by supporting businesses and entrepreneurs in inner cities.   This one-of-a-kind program provides tuition-free executive leadership training to business owners in economically distressed areas. The

Press Release: Workforce Partnership Names New Board Member

January 6, 2020

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SAN DIEGO, CA — The San Diego Workforce Partnership is proud to announce the appointment of Kurling Robinson to the Workforce Development Board (WDB). Robinson is CEO of Fōkcus Mentoring, which assesses entrepreneurs to intelligently match them with business mentors.

Make it count: The 2020 census is hiring in San Diego

January 3, 2020

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Every ten years, there’s an upward blip in the national employment statistics as the federal government hires tens of thousands of workers to complete the decennial census. The jobs are temporary, but they pay well and give people an opportunity

Staff profile: Meet Alistair Penny

January 2, 2020

Alistair Penny

Alistair Penny is an ISA manager at the Workforce Partnership. Here he tells a little bit about himself, both personally and professionally.  What is a typical day like for you? The thing I enjoy most about my job is how

5 ways to create opportunity through work

January 2, 2020

Crowd at the workforce frontiers symposium

Our Workforce Frontiers Symposium in November brought together local leaders and out-of-town renegades to be inspired and explore the boundary-busting, outer reaches of workforce development. UCTV captured the new frontiers for action.

From high schooler to retail rock star

December 10, 2019

Youth shopping retail

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

Press Release: Income Share Agreement Statement of Principles Establishes Best Practices to Protect Students

December 10, 2019

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The Workforce Income Share Agreement (ISA) Learning Community, a project of the San Diego Workforce Partnership, has released its first resource for workforce boards and other entities interested in standing up student-centric income share agreement (ISA) funds in their local area—ISAs in Workforce Development: A Statement of Principles.

Team of community organizations work together to help San Diegans apply for citizenship

December 9, 2019

Workshop Presentation

San Diego Citizens Collaborative (SDCC) is a coalition of nonprofit organizations and businesses that provides free naturalization services in San Diego and Imperial Counties. Members include Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Jewish Family Services, Catholic Charities, International Rescue Committee, UURISE

Business experiments test ways to improve job quality

December 6, 2019

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Creating and growing more good jobs is essential to our community. The San Diego Workforce Partnership believes that a quality job is a position that contributes to the stability of household by providing: Reliable/predictable earnings which are above self-sufficiency for