Tony Young Appointed as Interim CEO of the San Diego Workforce Partnership

July 19, 2023

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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Young as its new Interim CEO, effective immediately. With more than three decades of experience in public service and nonprofit leadership, and a deep commitment to the community, Young is well positioned to guide the organization through its next phase of growth and success.

Proactive workforce development strategies amid economic uncertainties

July 6, 2023

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WORKCON, the workforce practitioner’s conference organized by the California Workforce Association (CWA), is an annual gathering of California’s Workforce Development Boards, community-based organizations, educational entities, Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) partners, and individuals and organizations invested in the success of their local communities.

Apprenticeships in San Diego: Could they be the right fit for you?

June 30, 2023

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Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction and a portable, nationally recognized credential.

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.

Empowering LGBTQIA+ professionals and allies: A guide to finding and championing inclusive workplaces

June 5, 2023


This guide helps LGBTQIA+ individuals determine an employer’s inclusivity and helps individuals and allies learn how to lead the charge in creating a culture of belonging in the workplace while growing your professional network.  2w

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.