Board Member Profile: Dr. Matthew Doyle of the Vista Unified School District

April 25, 2022

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Dr. Matthew Doyle, Superintendent of the Vista Unified School District, discusses the importance of building career development pathways for students K-12, by helping them discover their strengths and interests, as well as how to align those interests to the demands of the global marketplace.

Staff profile: Meet Melanie Hitchcock

April 22, 2022


Melanie Hitchcock, Ph.D. is the operations manager for our client services team and the regional organizer for Southern Border Region. Melanie has been with the Workforce Partnership for five years and this month we asked her about her work and free time! 

Student is reaching their goals with help from Gateway program

April 6, 2022


Samvathna Em, who goes by Sam, was attending San Diego College of Continuing Education when he heard about the San Diego Gateway to College and Career program. This program supports immigrants, refugees and English language learners in self-sufficiency and personal empowerment. We asked Sam about his goals, experience with the program and dream job.

Board Member Profile: Dr. Danene Brown of San Diego & Imperial Counties Community Colleges Association

April 5, 2022

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Dr. Danene Brown is the regional consortium chair for the San Diego and Imperial Counties community colleges, representing the career education programs at the 10 regional community colleges. Here, she tells us why workforce development is pivotal to maintaining local and regional economic growth and stability.

The Cyber Center of Excellence is building a safer San Diego through pipelines of diverse cyber talent

April 4, 2022

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The Cyber Center of Excellence makes it their mission to enhance cybersecurity resilience through timely sharing of information and analysis, and specialized training with safe environments to simulate and defend against cyberattacks. Read on to learn how CyberHire, one of our very own programs, helps create workforce pathways to support cybersecurity efforts in San Diego.

Staff profile: Meet Jardea Jenkins

March 30, 2022


Jardea Jenkins is a career navigator with the Workforce Partnership, managing our Ticket to Work program. We asked Jardea what professional moments he was proud of, his favorite part of working in workforce development and how he spends his free time.

The Neighborhood House Association creates healthy and educated communities across San Diego

March 3, 2022

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For over 100 years, the Neighborhood House Association has supported San Diego communities. Read on to learn how the Neighborhood House Association is enriching lives through a continuum of education, wellness services and workforce development.

Participant reenters the field they love through hard work and support

March 2, 2022


Windy Ortiz had been involved in the justice system and got connected to our Reentry Works program, Prison to Employment. We connected with Windy to hear about her personal experience and what advice she’d give to others who are interested in the program.

Training Jumpstarts Journey Down Lucrative Career Path

March 2, 2022

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Gregory and Richard recently graduated from Construction Career Jumpstart as pre-apprentices and were invited to join the Electrical Training Institute as apprentices; a process that typically takes several years of work , before being considered as apprentices. Here, Electrical Training Institute staff, Garrett and Marcus, discuss how Gregory and Richard made the jump in less than one year.

Access, Inc. Brews Up Support for Young Adult and Small Business

March 2, 2022

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Cynthia and Khea, co-owners of Café X: By Any Beans Necessary connected with Workforce partner, Access Inc., to hire Betsy, a young adult looking for an internship opportunity. Read on to learn how the community partnerships like these are building San Diego’s future leaders.