The Workforce Partnership to Provide Laptops to Help Young Adults in Their Job Search
May 26, 2022
The Conrad Prebys Foundation provided the Workforce Partnership with a $50,000 donation to cover the cost of purchasing 60 laptops equipped with Microsoft Office for program graduates of the Southeastern San Diego Live Well Career Training program.
Workforce Partnership and City of San Diego Unite to Help Young San Diegans Secure Quality Jobs and Launch Meaningful Careers
July 20, 2021
The San Diego Workforce Partnership, with support from the City of San Diego, is expanding three workforce training programs designed to help San Diegans from underrepresented communities secure quality jobs and launch meaningful careers in the region’s public and private sectors.
A strategic approach to engage youth and create meaningful careers
March 3, 2021
When a person’s work environment aligns with their interests, they are more likely to perform better at work, achieve greater academic and career success, and may even earn more money than their peers. As educators, it can be difficult to engage youth in these conversations and encourage them to explore meaningful careers. Here are three ways to start.
Externships benefit students and small businesses
January 5, 2021
The Workforce Partnership School Break Externship program provides up to 100 high school and college students ages 16-24 with paid, short-term work experiences.
Breaking into tech a welcomed breakthrough for this college student
July 28, 2020
Karen Castro was a participant of TechHire, a movement that aims to level the playing field for tech jobs. Here she tells her story of how the program helped her achieve her employment goals.
Justice Beckons: We must dismantle racial inequality
June 18, 2020
Our nation is at a crossroads, and justice is beckoning us down the road to redemption. Here again, we arrive to a choice—redemption, or that familiar road where we are enraged for a moment only to be distracted and let up
6 essential skills you can start building today
April 30, 2020
In partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education While technical skills are what you do at work, essential skills are how you do it. Employers value these skills in their employees—often as much as technical skills. Developing these
Workforce Development Boards: Bridging Skill Gaps
March 9, 2020
This article was originally featured in the March/April issue of Delaware Business Magazine. Written by Ron Painter, President & CEO of the National Association of Workforce Boards. ACROSS THE U.S. and around the world, the nature of work is changing.
Building a career superhighway for opportunity youth
February 3, 2020
What if we reimagined our school system as a superhighway connecting career development pathways?
From high schooler to retail rock star
December 10, 2019
This Way Ahead has helped many young adults get their foot into the retail world. A program of the San Diego Workforce Partnership supported by Gap Inc., This Way Ahead helps young adults ages 16–24 from low-income communities develop skills for a life-changing