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This week, our nation honored the great men and women who have served in the armed forces. We are eternally grateful for their service to our country. Veteran's day also served as a reminder that we need to do everything we can for our veterans by offering supportive services, training programs and meaningful jobs and careers.


I was fortunate to be in Washington, D.C. on November 6. The U.S. Department of Labor held a 'Salute to Veterans' highlighting individual service as well as making a clear call to action to our business community. A panel discussion was also held that emphasized that hiring veterans is good for business. Veterans make some of the best employees thanks to their diverse skills and experiences. The least we can do for those have honorably served our country is to hire these talented individuals. 
With the help of our community partners, we are spreading the word about workforce development and the importance of job training programs in our region. Check out the stories below. From celebrating our summer successes, to spreading the word about services offered by the Career Center Network, we are working hard to build a skilled workforce here in San Diego.


Peter Callstrom



Peter Callstrom

President & CEO

Summer Jobs Celebration honors supporters and youth
The CONNECT2Careers summer initiative placed over 350 youth into paid jobs this summer. On October 24, elected officials, community leaders, mentors and youth gathered for a celebration to share their experiences. Read on.
SDWP releases 2012-2013 Funding Report
Check out SDWP's yearly report featuring funded partners, contributors, and the budget overview. Highlights include program overviews, industry research reports, special initatives and more! Read on.
Militart picVeteran unemployment rate continues to fall
Vets may be nearly on-par with civilian unemployment, according to the recently released Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers. However, post-9/11 veterans are still struggling to find work. Read on.


Senator Marty Block visits South Metro Career Center
Representing the 39th District in California, Block visited the Career Center on October 18 to discuss workforce development issues with SDWP board members and to learn more about job training programs offered to qualified individuals. Read on.
Blue Tech and Blue Economy Summit talks jobs & trends
The Maritime Alliance, as part of "Southern California Maritime Week", hosted the local summit November 7-8. Tina Ngo, Research Manager for SDWP, shared the importance of this growing sector and its impacts on jobs in the San Diego region. Read on.
D.C. conference aims to strengthen WIB and Community College partnerships
Workforce Investment Board and Community College leaders met last week to explore ways to work together to advocate for the common goals of job training and economic development. Read on.
Councilmember Kersey pays a visit to Metro Career Center
San Diego City Councilmember and representative of District 5 stopped by the Metro Career Center to connect with Workforce Investment Board members, and to learn more about services offered to job seekers and businesses.  Read on.
Torlakson visits Kearny High for Linked Learning SD kick off 
The State Superintendent of Public Instruction visited Kearny High, along with business and educational leaders, to highlight a new pilot project that will provide work-based learning opportunities for students. Read on.
Report | San Diego's
Talent Pipeline 
Educators, workforce developers, employers, and community members joined SDWP and Point Loma's Nazarene University's Fermanian Business & Economic Institute for a lunch and learn with renowned Chief Economist, Lynn Reaser, for the launch of a new report.  Read on.
Duane Roth honored by
San Diego
The City Council declared November 19 Duane Roth Day in San Diego in honor of the civic leader and CONNECT Chief Executive Officer. The day is intended to celebrate entrepreneurs and what they do for the region's community. Read on.
Event | South County Career Center has a new look!
On November 21, businesses, partners and community associates are invited to check out the newly remodeled Career Center in Chula Vista. Stop by to learn more about services offered to local businesses. Read on.
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