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.

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.

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.

Staff profile: Meet Thao Do

January 5, 2023


Meet Thao Do! Thao is a program specialist working on our Construction Career Jumpstart program in our energy, construction and utilities sector. We asked Thao about a moment she’s proud of, what she likes about workforce development and how she spends

Emily turns a passion for coding into a fulfilling career

December 6, 2022


After years of exploring different jobs and never experiencing any true satisfaction, Emily Hennes became frustrated with her career. When faced with losing a previous position, she worried more about losing a stable income than the job itself. Her career pathway changed after receiving an email about one of our information & communication technology training programs.

Staff profile: Meet Sarah Horowitz

December 1, 2022


Sarah Horowitz is a member of the marketing and communications team at the Workforce Partnership. This month we asked Sarah about her work, how she would spend a workforce development donation and how she spends her free time. 

Healthcare specialist finds the right fit in behavioral health

November 7, 2022

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Uche Uzo is currently working towards becoming a certified substance use disorder counselor. As a mother of three with a deployed husband, Uzo shares with us what it truly means to be of service to others.

Board Member Profile: Jamie Gardner of Watkins Wellness

October 28, 2022

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Jamie Gardner, a Major in the Marine Corps Reserve, tells us about the importance of supporting veterans transition into civilian life, finding meaningful professions and more.

Staff profile: Meet Orlando Hernández

October 27, 2022


Meet Orlando Herández, a computer systems administrator on the Workforce Partnership’s information technologies (IT) team. This month, we asked Orlando about his daily work, a professional moment he’s proud of and what he likes best about his job.