June 5, 2019
On June 4, Mesa College hosted the 2nd African American Achievement which brought together 500+ students from all over the district. The day was a celebration of African American/Black identity and was emceed by motivational speaker Jordan Harrison.
June 4, 2019
Our recent Priority Jobs report highlights 72 occupations that will continue to grow rapidly in the future, have many annual openings and provide an entry-level hourly wage high enough for individuals to be self-sufficient. While this list includes well-known occupations like school teachers, registered nurses and software developers, we wanted to highlight a few promising careers that most people probably aren’t as familiar with. Which ones get your imagination going?
June 3, 2019
Startup San Diego brings together local entrepreneurs to strengthen connections, share progress, exchange resources and celebrate the thriving innovation community at San Diego Startup Week. This year’s theme was “We are San Diego” to highlight innovation happening all over the region. With sessions in Tijuana, Mexico, downtown San Diego, Carlsbad and Barrio Logan, our region’s robust and diverse tech scene was showcased on its home turf.
May 29, 2019
Sophia Barber is a program coordinator at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here she tells a little bit about herself, both personally and professionally.
May 22, 2019
In collaboration with the James Irvine Foundation, the San Diego Workforce Partnership hosted an employer roundtable on May 21 where San Diego service sector businesses—which includes those rooted in customer facing roles (restaurants, hospitality, retail, etc.)—discussed what is working well and what key challenges exist within their realm of workforce development.
Press Release: Ambitious Pay-for-Success Initiative Brings Together Tech, Education, Business Leaders to Upskill San Diego’s Workforce
May 16, 2019
Google.org joins Strada Education Network and The James Irvine Foundation to back pioneering workforce development program. Beginning this summer, the program will enable unemployed and underemployed individuals across San Diego County to access training in high-demand fields at no up-front cost through an income share agreement.
May 10, 2019
On May 9, South County Economic Development Council (SCEDC) celebrated the graduation of the “I Can See My Future” Optical Training Program at Sweetwater High School in National City.
May 6, 2019
A new feature of our 2019 Opportunity Summit included awarding two $1,000 mini-grants to recognize local organizations doing exceptional work preventing or reconnecting opportunity youth.
May 3, 2019
“We are all here on a journey of learning. Learning to support ourselves and our families. Learning skills that are valued in our economy…while also learning how the systems work and don’t work for us.”
April 30, 2019
Following the first ever job fair held inside a San Diego County jail at the East Mesa Reentry Facility in 2017, in April we coordinated the first ever job fair inside a state prison located in the county—the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility—as well as a preparation event.