Staff Profile: Meet Jessi Moore

March 12, 2024

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Jessi is a workforce development supervisor on our sector initiatives team. She tells us about her proudest achievements, and what she enjoys about being a workforce development champion.

How the Policy & Innovation Center creates social-impact in San Diego

March 12, 2024

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The Policy & Innovation Center (PIC) is a think tank and social-impact incubator founded in partnership with the Brookings Institution, County of San Diego, and the San Diego Foundation. We conduct research and policy analysis to identify creative solutions to the region’s biggest problems, and we build cross-sector, multi-jurisdictional partnerships to advance those solutions.

San Diego Workforce Partnership announces new WDB leadership

March 11, 2024

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The San Diego Workforce Partnership has named a new slate of officers to its Board of Directors for the Workforce Development Board (WDB). They include Chair of the Board Kurling Robinson, Vice-Chair Dr. Ricky Shabazz, Treasurer, Veronica Dela Rosa, and Secretary, Carol Kim

San Diego Workforce Partnership awarded nearly $1 million to aid region’s workers and employers impacted by devastating January storms

February 22, 2024

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We are collaborating with the City, County of San Diego, and stakeholders to benefit impacted communities

Staff Profile: Meet Jessie Vargas

February 12, 2024

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Jessie is a specialist on our operations team. In his profile, he tells us about his typical workday, what he enjoys about workforce development and how he likes to spend his time out of the office.

Economic leaders tout cautious optimism for San Diego’s economic future 

February 8, 2024

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This year’s Economic Roundtable 40th anniversary event served as a dynamic forum providing crucial economic projections and offered insights into pressing issues such as housing, transportation and education.  

Investing in their employees brings higher ROI—and employee satisfaction—for MRIaudio

January 31, 2024

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For Spencer Howe and John Hornbrook of MRIaudio, investing in their employees is part of their company’s ethos. With support from the California Manufacturing Technology Consulting and the Workforce Partnership, MRIaudio was able to provide Lean 6 Sigma Training to their staff at a fraction of the cost. Read on to learn how Incumbent Worker Training funds made this possible. 

Staff Profile: Meet BreAnn Gay

January 26, 2024


BreAnn is an outreach specialist on our communications team. She tells us about her typical workday, what she likes about workforce development, and how she spends her time away from work.

The Changing Landscape of the Construction Industry: From Apprenticeships to Female Leaders 

January 9, 2024

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Being the only woman at a construction job site is not new for Jenifer Arce and Jesse Gomez-Villeda. In fact, that imbalance has only helped them thrive. Jenifer and Jesse are ironworkers by trade and instruct pre-apprentices in the Apprenticeship Readiness Program, a collaboration between the San Diego Workforce Partnership and the SD Building Trades Council. Here, they shared us why representation in construction matters.

Connecting the Dots to Build a Career Pathway into Healthcare

January 9, 2024

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Starting a career in healthcare required Israel Guzman to overcome countless obstacles. Through the Healthcare Administration Pathways program and the support from career navigators, he not only completed the program but also landed a job at Scripps. He tells us about the importance of shifting mindsets and staying true to yourself.