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July 6, 2015

Nancy Gangi is Regulatory Compliance Advisor at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here she describes her role, discusses what she likes best about working in workforce development and shares one of her proudest professional moments. <--break->” src=”/sites/all/modules/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif” title=”<--break-->” /></em><img decoding=

Tell us about your role at SDWP.

As Regulatory Compliance Advisor I serve as the in-house resource providing expertise on regulatory compliance—analyzing and interpreting legislation/regulations for all departments for policy development and implementation, providing technical assistance on compliance issues and participating in cross-functional workgroups. I also serve as the San Diego Workforce Partnership’s eligibility expert/resource for WIA youth, adult and dislocated worker programs, including special grants.

What do you like best about working in workforce development?

What I like best about working in workforce development is knowing that the work we do touches people’s lives in the community in a very important way. We help people who have lost jobs, or who are not finding jobs get ready for job search or get re-trained, or in the case of youth, prepare for a career. Trying to navigate the world of work alone can be daunting and it is critical to be able to access the services we provide. I also think it is important to be able to trust that the workforce system is operating with integrity and is involved in continuous improvement, so the funding sources are ready to give more funds and resources to our community. And lastly, our ability to bring collaborators to the table and design programs and systems that are on the cutting edge is exciting and I’m glad to be a part of it.

What professional moment or project are you most proud of?

There have been a lot of proud moments for me over the course of my 22+ years at SDWP. One that stands out in my mind was one of my first experiences at SDWP when I was able to put together a training program and implement the training for eligibility determination. We were able to accommodate training 12 new service providers over a period of two weeks and were able to conduct eligibility determination for several thousand youth, get them trained in work readiness, and placed in a summer job experience. It was an exciting and fun experience.