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.

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.

Del Mar Healthcare is helping mature workers find purpose and satisfaction in continuing to work

December 8, 2023

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According to the City of San Diego, between 2010 and 2022, the percent of San Diegans over the age of 55 has increased from 20.8% to 25.2%—as has the number of mature residents returning to work. Mature workers often face barriers in returning to work, including ageism in the hiring process and in the workplace. Del Mar Healthcare Inc. president, Donald Ambrose, tells how he is committed to challenging these barriers and leveling the playing field for mature workers.

Helping young adults unlock their potential and gain career readiness skills

November 8, 2023

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San Diego Job Corps Center (SDJCC) provides free career training and education for ages 16–24. Job Corps services can be accessed at several locations around San Diego County, including our East County Career Center. We spoke with their regional Workforce Development Director, Sara Kende, to learn more about how the SDJCC is helping young adults thrive in the workforce.

How the California Department of Rehabilitation helps individuals with disabilities find meaningful employment

October 5, 2023

Disability Hero

The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) provides services and advocates for individuals with disabilities to achieve equitable employment and independent living. We support the DOR in implementing workforce development programs for San Diegans living with disabilities. DOR representatives can be found at five of our six career centers located around San Diego County.

Promises2Kids is creating a brighter future for foster children

September 5, 2023

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From the moment they come into foster care and through to adulthood, Promises2Kids provides the hope, support, and opportunities these individuals need to change their lives for the better with their programs Camp Connect, Guardian Scholars, Foster Funds and the A.B. and Jessie Polinsky Children’s Center.

Making San Diego’s economy stronger through strategic business investments

August 7, 2023

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The East County Economic Development Council (ECEDC) is a business non-profit working to expand existing business and promote new economic opportunities to create a prosperous economic environment through innovative projects, purpose-driven collaboration and assertive promotion.

UC San Diego’s new shared space intersects education, art and community to promote collaboration

June 23, 2023

Park Market Hero

Park & Market is a new state of the art building created by UC San Diego, located in downtown San Diego’ East Village. The building features performance venues, meeting spaces, gallery spaces, classrooms and more. Park & Market is also home to a number of resident partners—including the San Diego Workforce Partnership.

How the San Diego LGBT Community Center provides a safe place for the LGBTQ+ community

May 31, 2023

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The San Diego LGBT Community Center (The Center) has looked out for the health and well-being of San Diego’s LGBTQ+ community since 1971. What started out as a phone line for community members to find connection has grown into one of the largest LGBTQ+ community centers in the nation.

Interfaith is helping people in crisis rebuild and move toward independence

May 2, 2023

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Interfaith Community Services provides people experiencing ongoing hardships with personalized care and supportive services to improve their lives. Interfaith was recently named the first Center of Excellence for San Diego County and is partnering with the San Diego Workforce Partnership to train Substance Use Disorder counselors, peer support specialists and entry-level case managers.