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December 4, 2015

Tanissha Harrell is a Program Specialist 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.

Tell us about your role at SDWP.
My role as a Program Specialist, serving on the Adult Programs Special Projects Team, presents opportunities to work on programs that service needs of individuals most in need and often disenfranchised. 

What do you like best about working in workforce development?
What I like best about working in workforce development is that it’s not glamorous work. You have to be willing to sometimes get in the mud and get dirty. Often what we do goes unnoticed, but it is well worth it when I experience the impact our efforts have on one individual, which can bring about transformation for an entire family unit, which then has an impact on our region as a whole.

What professional moment or project are you most proud of?
I am proud everyday of our progress, and I am honored to work with the most diverse and talented workforce development professionals. Everyone I work with has compassion and a heart for the people we serve. 

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