The County of San Diego Board of Supervisors proclaimed June 25 “San Diego Workforce Partnership Day” in honor of our 45th anniversary.
County of San Diego Supervisor Greg Cox and Supervisor Nathan Fletcher presented the proclamation to Workforce Partnership CEO Peter Callstrom during a Board of Supervisors meeting. The Workforce Partnership is recognized for serving and providing workforce solutions to San Diegans and businesses in the county.
Established in 1974, the Workforce Partnership’s mission is to “empower job seekers to meet the current and future workforce needs of employers in San Diego County.”
“Well-trained, educated workers are the backbone of any region’s economy,” Supervisor Cox says. “And the San Diego Workforce Partnership plays a key role in ensuring that job-seekers get the training and experience they need to succeed and to help our businesses grow.”
To meet the needs of both job seekers and businesses, we also perform robust research on industry sectors and the labor market. This research in turn informs our operations and program design.
“Workforce development is important because it helps San Diegans take care of their families,” says Supervisor Nathan Fletcher. “We empower people by supporting their goal to secure and grow in new job opportunities. Through our policies and programs we provide the skills and confidence people need to succeed in a profession.”
The Workforce Partnership manages a variety of funding sources (public, private, philanthropy) to support workforce development throughout our region. Two boards provide oversight: the Consortium Policy Board and the Workforce Development Board. Supervisors Cox and Fletcher both serve on the Policy Board along with City of San Diego Councilmembers Barbara Bry and Monica Montgomery and United Way’s Jacob Richards.
“I am proud to serve on the Workforce Partnership Policy Board to support their core values of collaboration, stewardship and excellence,” says Councilmember Bry. “The Workforce Partnership has been a key partner for the City of San Diego in building an inclusive and local talent pipeline by empowering residents from every neighborhood and background to contribute to the growth and sustainability of San Diego’s workforce.”
“Economic empowerment through career pathways is vital, and workforce development is an important platform to help connect the underemployed with career advancement opportunities,” says Councilmember Montgomery. “I look forward to helping shape workforce development policy that will yield tangible results for our San Diego workforce.”