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.

Staff Profile: Meet Melinda Jackson

February 24, 2022


Meet data analyst Melinda Jackson. Melinda tells us about some of the pros and cons of working remotely, her favorite part of working in workforce development and how she spends her free time.

Board Member Profile: Andy Berg of the National Electrical Contractors Association

February 23, 2022

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Andy Berg believes in the power of workforce development to change lives and that everyone deserves the opportunity to move up in their careers. Here, Andy talks about the impact of workforce development in San Diego.

Board Member Profile: Brisa L. Johnson of the United Domestic Workers

February 8, 2022

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Brisa Johnson spearheaded the creation of the San Diego Black Worker Center. She shares with us the importance of remembering your roots and paying it forward.

Fōkcus supports and champions under-represented entrepreneurs in San Diego County

February 7, 2022

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Led by Workforce board member Kurling Robinson, Fōkcus funnels their support to diverse founders who are helping to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce. Here, the team at Fōkcus describes how San Diegans can be involved in changing the way their community invests in innovation.

Participant reenters the workforce with the help of tech programs

February 4, 2022


Rebecca Beyene is completing a user experience (UX) design certificate through an ISA. She shared her experience with us–what she liked, learned and what advice she has for others who are considering TechHire.