Vicki Brannock is a Director of Programs at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here she tells a little bit about herself, both personally and professionally.What is a typical day like for you?
Every day is just a little bit different but my focus is on impacting our region through our job centers and programs. This includes developing strategy, building and strengthening partnerships and insuring managers and staff have all the tools and support they need to successfully oversee our funding.
If you had $30,000 to donate to a workforce development program, what would you want done with it?
I have met many smaller organizations and social impact businesses who struggle with connecting to the larger community. I would love to develop an online/on-demand program for community partners engaged in workforce development. The focus would be on using technology to enhance programs, developing excellent marketing, creating a meaningful online presence, how to identify and cultivate collaborations, and how to define and measure impact.
What professional moment or project are you most proud of?
Over the past year there have been many memorable moments, but I am most proud of the way our team has embraced the changes to our department and the proactive way they are working together and solving problems. We are doing more with less, which benefits our community and participants. This is a very dynamic and passionate team and I feel incredibly honored to work with them.
What do you like best about working in workforce development?
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I love collecting and drinking wine, hanging out with my family and writing articles and blog posts about leadership and education. I also manage several social media accounts focused on the San Diego area: San Diego Lifestyle, Oceanside Lifestyle and Life In 3 Courses. You can also find me on LinkedIn.