Adopt a School program introduces students to the world of work

September 1, 2022


The Adopt a School program allowed the San Diego Workforce Partnership learning team and Sasha Knox of San Diego City Collage to introduce sixth graders at Millennial Tech Middle School to the world of work.  

A strategic approach to engage youth and create meaningful careers

March 3, 2021


When a person’s work environment aligns with their interests, they are more likely to perform better at work, achieve greater academic and career success, and may even earn more money than their peers. As educators, it can be difficult to engage youth in these conversations and encourage them to explore meaningful careers. Here are three ways to start.

New middle school career center answers “Why am I learning this?”

November 6, 2020

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This month the San Diego Workforce Partnership and Cajon Valley Unified School District are unveiling the Launch Pad—a middle school library transformed into a career center reimagined that blends the World of Work™ program with our tools and labor market information. The space will be a test bed for students and their families to get in touch with their personal strengths, interests and values; try on different careers; and make a plan and access resources that will help them reach their career goals.

Help students develop in-demand workplace skills with these rubrics

October 12, 2020

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Time and time again employers from all over San Diego County, of every size and from every industry, tell us one thing:  they struggle to find employees with essential skills for workplace success. In response, the San Diego Workforce Partnership has partnered with the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) to make sure people have opportunities to practice and develop these skills early. 

5 big ideas from ASU-GSV to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in the future

October 9, 2020

Started in 2010 with a collaboration between Arizona State University (ASU) and Global Silicon Valley (GSV), the annual ASU+ GSV Summit connects leading minds focused on transforming society and business around learning and work. Its north star is that ALL  people have equal access to the future. Here are just a few of the idea that came out of this year’s summit.

6 essential skills you can start building today

April 30, 2020

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In partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education While technical skills are what you do at work, essential skills are how you do it. Employers value these skills in their employees—often as much as technical skills. Developing these

Child Care for Essential Workers in San Diego County During the Coronavirus Crisis

April 16, 2020

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Many parents and guardians of children ages 0-12 need to work outside the home during California’s COVID-19 Stay Home Order because they provide essential services. Yet schools and many child care centers are closed. Here is guidance about how to think

Supporting San Diego’s working families: 6 takeaways

January 31, 2020

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Parents of young children who come to the San Diego Workforce Partnership for help with their career have a range of prior experiences and future aspirations, but they share a common challenge: finding child care they trust and can afford

Back to Work Day yields employment success for job seeking parents in San Diego

August 9, 2019

Back To Work Day group

As San Diego County children headed back to school, the Metro Career Center gave a boost to local parents by hosting the first-ever parent day, dubbed “Back to Work Day.”

3 radical changes to help advance San Diegans toward quality jobs

January 9, 2019


At our Workforce Frontiers Symposium in November, local leaders and out-of-town renegades came together to be inspired and identify new frontiers for action in workforce development. UCTV captured the action.

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