Staff profile: Meet Elana Metz

Elana HeadshotElana Metz is a program supervisor at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here she tells a little bit about herself, both personally and professionally.

What professional moment or project are you most proud of?

The North Park Career Crawl was a very exciting project for me because it created an opportunity for us to meet and interact with job seekers in a completely new way. My team typically provides remote support through text, email and phone calls, but the Career Crawl allowed us to get outdoors in a busy commercial area and support job seekers on the ground as they prepared to meet and interview with employers on the spot. We all had a lot of fun and it was a positive experience for both the staff and the participants.

What do you like best about working in workforce development? 

Work is so central to an individual’s well-being. From financial security, to physical, emotional and mental health, a quality job has the potential to impact and transform an individual and their family’s life significantly. It means a lot to me to be in a position to help individuals attain employment that meets their needs.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

When I’m not working, I try to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Being a new resident of California, I am enjoying exploring the area. So far I’ve enjoyed visiting Anza Borrego State Park and Sequoia/King’s Canyon National Park. Torrey Pines is also a favorite!