Staff profile: Meet Frank Pancucci

September 1, 2023

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Frank is a workforce development director, helping oversee our six career centers. We asked him about his experience working in workforce development and what he enjoys doing during his time off.

How internships ignited Jose’s path to success

August 7, 2023

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Jose Tamayo is a 23-year-old from National City who has had an eventful journey to finding his passion and career path. Knowing that college wasn’t the right fit for him, Jose decided to explore other opportunities. He participated in the Ocean Discovery Institute as an AmeriCorps intern and later landed an internship through the San Diego Workforce Partnerships.

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.

Staff profile: Meet Sharon Mah

August 7, 2023

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Sharon Mah is a business services representative on our business engagement team. Below she describes her typical workday, proudest professional moment and experience working in workforce development.

A job seeker’s inspirational journey from struggle to empowerment

June 28, 2023


After struggling with substance use and multiple instances with the justice system, 55-year-old Susan Rivera decided it was time to seek help and change the trajectory of her life.

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

June 23, 2023

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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.

Staff Profile: Meet Chloe Chen

June 20, 2023

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Chloe Chen is a learning & experience designer on our learning team. We asked her about workforce development, what a typical day is like for her and what she enjoys doing outside of work.

Creating LGBTQ+ inclusive workplaces: Staff voices and actionable advice

June 7, 2023


We spoke with some of our LGBTQ+ staff at the Workforce Partnership about their experiences in the workplace. They recount their experiences and offer advice on how both employers and employees can work together to create an inclusive workplace for LGBTQ+ individuals.

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.

A participant’s journey to self-sufficiency and reshaping his relationship with the workforce

May 31, 2023


46-year-old Lamont Burns had never held a full-time job. His little work included an on-call dishwasher, and it had been five years since he held that job. Lamont relied on the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) he received to support himself. After being connected to our Ticket-to-Work and Self Sufficiency (Ticket) program–a federal program designed to provide SSDI beneficiaries help to enter and maintain employment­­–Lamont was finally able to secure a full-time job and reach a goal he had long strived to achieve.