Board Member Profile: Terry Kurtenbach of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation

October 29, 2021

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Learn more about board member Terry Kurtenbach, the executive director of human resources for the San Diego Convention Center Corporation.

Engaging Cajon Valley Union School District youth in the World of Work

October 28, 2021

Partnered with World of Work, Ed Hidalgo, chief innovation and engagement officer with CVUSD, explains why it is important for schools to incorporate workforce development into education for students of all grade levels.

Board Member Profile: Ricky Shabazz of San Diego City College

October 6, 2021

Dr. Ricky Shabazz currently serves as San Diego City College’s president and CEO. He specializes in enrollment management and cultivating institutional policies, processes and culture that provide personalized student experiences and improves student success. Here Ricky tells us about his passion for workforce development.

Dental bootcamp prepares student for career

October 5, 2021


Ashlie Halton participated in our first ever Dental Assistant Program, a four week bootcamp that helped prepare participants for a career in the dental field through learning and earning certificates. She shared her experience with us–what she liked, learned and what advice she’d give to others who were interested in becoming dental assistants.

How the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation is advocating inclusive growth

October 4, 2021

San Diego Regional EDC is an independently-funded economic development organization that mobilizes business, government and civic leaders around an inclusive economic development strategy

Construction Career Jumpstart provides a new father with opportunities

September 7, 2021


Robert Dunchene saw an advertisement for the Construction Career Jumpstart (CCJ) program on Facebook and after applying, was accepted. Here he tells us about his experience with the program and how it led to a position with San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E).  

The Promise Zone creates social change for San Diegans

September 6, 2021

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“A child’s zip code should never determine their destiny. But today, the communities they grow up in impact their odds of graduating high school, their job opportunities, their health outcomes and their lifetime economic opportunities.”

Board Member Profile: Mimi Rosado of Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific

September 3, 2021


Workforce Development Board Member Mimi Rosado is the deputy of corporate programs at the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific. Before her time at NIWC Pacific, she served as division head of corporate strategy and director of Total Force Movement with the US Navy. Here Mimi tells us about her passion for workforce development and her favorite part of being a board member.

Staff Profile: Meet Daniel Enemark

September 2, 2021

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Meet Daniel Enemark, our senior economist. “I get the most enjoyment out of collaborating with colleagues at Workforce and peers from around the region. I enjoy learning about the work they’re doing and I try to tailor my analytical findings into actionable intelligence that can advance their work.”

Staff Profile: Meet Shaina Gross

August 4, 2021


“Having a family-sustaining income can have such a huge positive ripple effect for multiple generations and I’m honored to work in a field that can open so many doors for people.” Meet Shaina Gross, our vice president of client services.