Milestones, highlights and accomplishments of 2015

December 30, 2015

With another year in the books, we’ve collected some milestones, highlights and accomplishments from 2015 to celebrate. In 2015: Our adult and youth programs served more than 20,000 job seekers and added $66.2 million in wages to the economy. Several new grants, including

San Diego unemployment rate decreases to 4.8%

December 18, 2015

The San Diego Monthly Employment Report (October 2015 to November 2015) shows a decrease in the civilian unemployment rate, and an increase in the labor force and employment.  The California Employment Development Department (EDD) reported a 0.2 percent decrease in

Students’ accomplishments celebrated at LSSI event

December 16, 2015

On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, approximately 75 participants from the Life Sciences Summer Institute (LSSI) gathered at The Scripps Research Institute auditorium for an event called “Meet San Diego’s Future Scientists.” Students, parents, mentors and teachers came to acknowledge the

Junior Achievement connects classrooms with the world of work

December 10, 2015

Junior Achievement (JA) of San Diego County works with students in grades K-12 on workforce preparedness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Each program is designed to teach students how to get a job, start a business and learn the basics of how

C2C receives Job Corps ‘Community Partner of the Year’ award

December 10, 2015

In 2015, the CONNECT2Careers team has had an opportunity to work with several community partners and build relationships with countless youth agencies across San Diego County. One of those partners is San Diego Job Corps who, through their residential program, serve just over

Local business hires quality staff through Expanded Subsidized Employment

December 9, 2015

Looking for a large barrel for bio-diesel and not finding any in San Diego, Starr Skinner decided to purchase extra ones in Los Angeles and offer them for sale locally. Seeing how quickly they were bought up, Skinner knew he

SDWP staff profile: Meet Tanissha Harrell

December 4, 2015

Tanissha Harrell is a Program Specialist at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here she describes her role, discusses what she likes best about working in workforce development and shares one of her proudest professional moments. Tell us about your role

Press Release: San Diego Workforce Partnership Announces New Governance Structure

November 24, 2015

The San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP) has updated its governance structure. In response to the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which calls for smaller, more strategic local Workforce Development Boards (WDB), a governance committee was charged with

New program places young adults in school break externships

November 23, 2015

CONNECT2Careers (C2C) is supporting wages for 50 high school students to work on short-term projects during their winter and spring breaks. These externships provide youth with foundational work experiences while they continue to pursue their education, and offer employers extra

San Diego unemployment rate increases to 5%

November 20, 2015

The San Diego Monthly Employment Report (September 2015 to October 2015) shows increases in the civilian unemployment rate, employment and labor force.   The California Employment Development Department (EDD) reported a 0.4 percent increase in San Diego’s unemployment rate, from