Improving the health of a community

February 11, 2019

Sammy Totah

An early-career recurring summer job with an orthopedic surgeon led Dr. Totah to the epiphany that he wants to cultivate a healthy personal life in addition to his professional one. To him, a good work-life balance defined success. Dr. Totah wanted a successful personal life. He is the proud father of three children who are all getting ready to graduate from college, nursing or pharmacy school this year.

Mission Vista students experience the science of possibility

February 7, 2019

Vertex Learning Lab

Deemed by students as the “best trip ever,” what makes the experience so valuable is the opportunity to bridge the gap between classroom lessons to career exposure and real-life scenarios. “In class we have studied how bacteria develop antibiotic resistance and how antibiotics work, but at Vertex we learned specifically that bacteria have enzymes that break down B-lactam antibiotics,” one student noted.

Press Release: San Diego Selected to National Skilled Immigrant Integration Program

February 5, 2019


SAN DIEGO, CA — San Diego has been chosen as one of eight U.S. communities to receive customized technical assistance to advance its skilled immigrant integration efforts. The San Diego Workforce Partnership, as a partner of Welcoming San Diego, was selected for the program.

Rapid Rehousing Employment Pilot serves 92 in 4 months

February 5, 2019


Since the start of this initiative on October 5, 2018, we have had 92 referrals from five partners, including the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC), South Bay Community Services, PATH (People Assisting the Homeless), Home Start, Father Joe’s Villages and new partner YWCA of San Diego County.

From high school to science lab

February 1, 2019

Michelle next to her LSSI presentation

The Life Sciences Summer Institute (LSSI) nourishes a passion for science and math in San Diego’s next generation of scientists through high school internships at leading life sciences companies. LSSI participant Michelle Fox sat down with San Diego Workforce Partnership Business Program Specialist Penelope Oseguera to talk about her internship at the Su Lab.

Collaborative mobilizes to better serve San Diego businesses

January 30, 2019

Enews Buscollab Group

January 29 marked the launch of a regional Business Services Collaborative convened by the San Diego Workforce Partnership. This collaborative marks the first of its kind to bring together people who serve business in the Southern Border Region, which includes San Diego County and Imperial County. The group welcomes all business services representatives, consultants, job developers, managers, and the like, from any program or organization across the region who are interested in participating.

How to be successful in your first 90 days on the job

January 28, 2019

M&c Article 90days

You researched, networked, sent countless resumes out and attended numerous interviews—all of which have tested your patience and emotions. Quite simply, you worked hard to land the job of your dreams. Now it’s your first day on the job and you’re feeling overwhelmed, unsure and a bit worried about meeting all the expectations of the employer.

Press Release: Workforce Partnership Services to Remain Open During Shutdown

January 18, 2019


During the government shutdown, the career centers will remain open—as will all services provided by the Workforce Partnership. Funding for these centers is yet unaffected by the shutdown.

Say hello to the 2019 OpportunitySD Leadership Council

January 14, 2019

2019 Opportunitysd Leadership Council (2)

As part of the OpportunitySD initiative focused on lowering youth disconnection rates in the region, the San Diego Workforce Partnership has hired ten young adults to share their experience and voice to raise the profile of youth issues in San Diego.

Mixte Communications: An agency driven by values

January 10, 2019

Mixte team

Headquartered in San Diego, Mixte is grounded on simple principles that meet at the intersection of small business, community engagement, environmental justice, social equity and healthy living.