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January 5, 2022

Laurie Ganz is the manager of marketing and communications for the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Laurie told us about her work, her hobbies and what workforce development program she would donate to.

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What is a typical day like for you?

There isn’t really a typical day in the world of marketing. One day it could be organizing a press conference, the next is developing a new web page and another could be designing a flyer. That’s what I really love about the job though; each day is something new. Since our team is a support team, we get to work with many other departments at the Workforce Partnership and each team has different goals and needs. That means we get the opportunity to work on multiple projects and do something different every day.

If you had $30,000 to donate to a workforce development program, what would you want done with it?

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I would love to offer subsidies while someone is going through an education or training program. Often times individuals need a job now to pay the bills and put food on the table, which means they may be giving up an opportunity to upskill and have a higher earning potential in a job they enjoy. If we could use the money to pay for 2-3 months of living expenses, more people would have the opportunity to go through education and training programs.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working? Any new hobbies since we started working from home? 

When not working, I love doing anything active such as hiking, playing tennis or beach volleyball, yoga, rock climbing and going for walks with my dog. I also love to bake and cook. I also love DIY projects, whether that’s homemade décor, building furniture or refinishing old furniture.

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