The forefront of workforce development: Highlights from NAWB’s workforce development conference  

April 8, 2024


Workforce leaders Tracy Eckard, Haley Stanton and Minola Clark Manson share the valuable insights they garnered from the 2024 National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) “The Forum,” conference in Washington, D.C.

Reflecting on reentry: Celebrating growth and success during Second Chance Month  

April 8, 2024

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Employment stands as the foremost contributor to diminishing recidivism rates, underscoring how joblessness remains a key predictor of reoffending. Throughout the nation, organizations and advocates for justice reform have played a pivotal role in changing public perception and the narratives for justice-involved individuals, leading to what today is designated as Second Chance Month.

UC San Diego Extended Studies and San Diego Workforce Partnership propel tech career pathways forward

April 8, 2024

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Since 2019, UC San Diego Extended Studies and the San Diego Workforce Partnership have collaborated to provide students with the opportunity to earn certificates in technical fields at no upfront cost. Most recently, in 2023 we launched UC San Diego Extended Studies & Google Career Certificates.

Jennifer’s journey from exiting Social Security to reentering the workforce

March 28, 2024

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After almost seven years of receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) after being diagnosed with depression, anxiety and PTSD, Jennifer Smith found herself ready to test her resolve to head back into the workforce. Through the Ticket to Work program and with encouragement from her program specialist, Georgina Garcia, at the San Diego Workforce Partnership, Jennifer developed the tools and fortitude to successfully restart her career in healthcare administration.

Staff Profile: Meet Jessi Moore

March 12, 2024

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Jessi is a workforce development supervisor on our sector initiatives team. She tells us about her proudest achievements, and what she enjoys about being a workforce development champion.

How the Policy & Innovation Center creates social-impact in San Diego

March 12, 2024

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The Policy & Innovation Center (PIC) is a think tank and social-impact incubator founded in partnership with the Brookings Institution, County of San Diego, and the San Diego Foundation. We conduct research and policy analysis to identify creative solutions to the region’s biggest problems, and we build cross-sector, multi-jurisdictional partnerships to advance those solutions.

San Diego Workforce Partnership announces new WDB leadership

March 11, 2024

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The San Diego Workforce Partnership has named a new slate of officers to its Board of Directors for the Workforce Development Board (WDB). They include Chair of the Board Kurling Robinson, Vice-Chair Dr. Ricky Shabazz, Treasurer, Veronica Dela Rosa, and Secretary, Carol Kim

San Diego Workforce Partnership awarded nearly $1 million to aid region’s workers and employers impacted by devastating January storms

February 22, 2024

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We are collaborating with the City, County of San Diego, and stakeholders to benefit impacted communities

Staff Profile: Meet Jessie Vargas

February 12, 2024

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Jessie is a specialist on our operations team. In his profile, he tells us about his typical workday, what he enjoys about workforce development and how he likes to spend his time out of the office.

Economic leaders tout cautious optimism for San Diego’s economic future 

February 8, 2024

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This year’s Economic Roundtable 40th anniversary event served as a dynamic forum providing crucial economic projections and offered insights into pressing issues such as housing, transportation and education.