How KRA created a new era for San Diego County career centers

November 5, 2019

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“Our mission is simple,” says KRA founder and President and CEO Knowlton R. Atterbeary. “We provide businesses with a trained and reliable workforce by preparing job seekers for today’s competitive workplace and global economy.”  

Staff profile: Meet Amy Vance

November 4, 2019

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Amy Vance is a programs specialist at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here she tells a little bit about herself, both personally and professionally.

Employer roundtable addresses challenges and opportunities for service sector businesses and their workers

October 24, 2019

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The James Irvine Foundation and the San Diego Workforce Partnership hosted a regional employer roundtable where retail and hospitality employers gathered to discuss challenges and opportunities for service-sector businesses and their workers, who comprise 20% of San Diego’s labor force. Employers addressed challenges such as the need for livable wages, reliable work schedules and meaningful opportunities for advancement, as well as the need to improve race and gender equity.

From trauma to caregiver

October 22, 2019

Taylor with dog

An animal lover, Taylor wanted to become a veterinary assistant. Taylor found out at a job fair that MiraCosta College’s Technology Career Institute (TCI) offered a certificate-granting program in this field, and staff there and her GenerateHope case manager referred her to Interfaith Community Services’ Transitional Youth Academy (TYA), which funded the vet assistant program, paying for books, supplies and transportation.

The Future of Work and the Immigrant Workforce

October 12, 2019

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We hear directly from advocates on the intersection and challenges at the center of the future of work and the immigrant workforce.

Priority sectors get a refresh

October 9, 2019

Priority sectors 2019

The new priority sectors in San Diego County include 1) advanced manufacturing, 2) education & human development, 3) energy, construction & utilities, 4) information & communication technologies and digital media, 5) health care, 6) life sciences & biotechnology and 7) public administration.

Staff profile: Meet Chris Burlaka

October 7, 2019

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Chris Burlaka is a controller at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here he tells a little bit about himself, both personally and professionally.

Press Release: Research Uncovers Workforce Needs in Two San Diego Defense Industry Segments

October 3, 2019

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The San Diego Workforce Partnership recently published a workforce study funded by Propel San Diego, an Office of Economic Adjustment grant awarded to the City of San Diego. In conjunction with the South County Economic Development Council (SCEDC), the Workforce Partnership conducted survey-based research to better understand the needs in two segments of San Diego’s defense industry: Unmanned Systems and Professional — Scientific & Technical Services.

The world our San Diego youth are fighting for

October 1, 2019

Youth Will group with Bill of Rights

Imagine a world where our local leaders always took a moment before making a decision to ask themselves what would be best for our children and youth… 

That’s the world Youth Will is fighting for.

Reentry program prepares Juan for work

October 1, 2019

Juan San Diego Second Chance

After graduating JRT, Juan enrolled at City College, works at the shipyard and looks forward to a career in HVAC. He also has reconnected with his mom, his sisters and his grown son, who now proudly tells his father, “I can talk to my friends about you!”