Increasing Diversity Among Women in Business

March 6, 2023

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The San Diego & Imperial Women’s Business Center (WBC) works to secure economic justice and entrepreneurial opportunities for women by providing training, mentoring, business development and financing opportunities to women entrepreneurs throughout San Diego and Imperial counties.

Staff profile: Meet Angel Stancer

February 24, 2023


Meet Angel Stancer, our senior manager of business experience! Angel has been with the Workforce Partnership for seven years supporting San Diegans by helping businesses with recruitment, accessing training funds and much more. This month, we asked Angel about her

Young adult struggling to ask for help gains a new perspective

February 8, 2023


24-year-old Michael Lane was facing hard times. He was living out of his car, jobless and unsure what to do next. Living on his own with a minimal support system, he spent a lot of his free time at his local YMCA, where he would shower and work out to decompress. There, he got connected to the H.I.R.E program and began receiving the support he didn’t even realize was possible.

Black heroes and the fight for workforce equity

February 7, 2023


Every year, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) choses a theme to help celebrate Black History Month. This year’s theme, Black Resistance, calls us to “study the history of Black Americans’ responses to establish

Staff profile: Meet Wynde Bennett

February 6, 2023


Meet Wynde Bennett, a training funds coordinator with the Workforce Partnership. We asked Wynde about how her work has changed and what she enjoys doing in her free time.

Nonprofit champions lifelong access to learning and workforce development

February 1, 2023

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The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) is working to improve education-to-career pathways for adult learners by providing organizations resources and solutions that effectively support adult learners balance employment while they pursue their education.

Program fills behavioral health worker shortage with lived experience: Anaisa Flores’ journey

January 12, 2023


After struggling with her own behavioral health and substance use, Anaisa Flores got connected with the Workforce Partnership’s Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselor Training program. With 315 hours of education completed, Anaisa tells about her plans for certification, graduate school and why lived experience is a strength, not a weakness.

Breaking down barriers: How FutureStitch is disrupting norms and finding talent through On-the-Job training

January 12, 2023

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Accessing On-the-Job Training funds allows local manufacturer, FutureStitch, to invest in the surrounding community, hiring and training formerly incarcerated women. Rather than just aiming for a higher bottom line, FutureStitch measurements of success include employee happiness, retention and reduction in recidivism. Read on to learn how they do it and why it matters.

Educating the local and global business leaders of tomorrow

January 6, 2023

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The Knauss School of Business is a division of the University of San Diego (USD) that provides students with higher education as they earn their undergraduate and graduate degrees in business. They seek to create socially responsible leaders with a global mindset through academically rigorous, relevant and values-based education and research.

Jose is building a path away from crime and toward success

January 6, 2023


Jose Mendiola reached a point where he knew he had to change his life. After working with our partners at South Bay Community Services (SBCS), Jose obtained the financial and skill-building support he needed to land a higher-paying job in the career field he is passionate about.