February 21, 2024

The San Diego Workforce Partnership  has appointed three new professionals to its Workforce Growth Board, which gives oversight and strategic steerage to the group.

The brand new board members — Dr. Tina King, Dora Mendivil-Angulo, and Gina Leehave been formally appointed on Oct. 19. The Workforce Partnership allocates assets and implements applications designed to empower job seekers in San Diego County with the abilities and information mandatory for in-demand careers.

The brand new WDB board members embrace:

Dr. Tina King, President of the San Diego Faculty of Persevering with Training
Dr. King brings an intensive background in California’s public training panorama, commencing her profession as a center college instructor within the Compton Unified College District. Famend for her dedication to inclusive excellence and equity-driven training, Dr. King’s journey progressed by pivotal roles, together with Director of Institutional Analysis and Planning at North Orange Persevering with Training (NOCE), the place she spearheaded transformative initiatives like strategic enrollment administration and the groundbreaking Launch Board Grownup Training Mission. Her management as Assistant Superintendent and Vice President for Scholar Affairs at Southwestern Faculty led to securing a $3 million grant for equitable scholar applications, together with pioneering assets just like the LGBTQIA+ Studying Neighborhood and a Private Wellness Heart. Dr. King serves as a professor at San Diego State College, imparting graduate college students with equity-centered methodologies in postsecondary academic management. Holding a Doctorate in Neighborhood Faculty Management from California State College, Fullerton, Dr. King’s analysis focuses on School and Employees Validation and Tutorial Achievement amongst Black Males at Neighborhood Faculties.

Dora Mendivil-Angulo, Program and Fiscal Administrator at La Cooperativa Campesina de California
Dora Mendivil Angulo, an advocate and chief dedicated to amplifying the voices of farmworkers and particular populations, brings expertise in program administration, training, and neighborhood engagement to WDB. With a B.A. in Tourism with a give attention to Administration from the College of Baja California and a Grasp’s Diploma in Household Counseling from Koinonia Faculty in San Diego, she championed the rights of marginalized communities. Her skilled journey contains roles resembling Regional Director on the Heart for Employment Coaching (CET), overseeing a number of campuses, applications, and personnel. At La Cooperativa Campesina de California, she now serves as a Program and Fiscal Administrator, spearheading initiatives to assist farmworker applications. Dora’s dedication to advocacy and illustration is additional underscored by her engagements at nationwide conferences, the place she has offered on important points and been acknowledged for her management by entities like Mexico’s Exterior Relations Secretary. She demonstrated her tenure as an English as a Second Language Trainer at San Diego State College, Imperial Valley Campus, and stands as an advocate and catalyst for optimistic change in her neighborhood and past.

Gina Lee, Program Supervisor at San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council
With over 20 years of expertise within the non-profit and human companies sector, Gina Lee has devoted her profession to supporting foster kids, and younger mother and father in crises, and underserved communities. Starting in Orange County, she labored with these populations earlier than transitioning to San Diego, the place she grew to become instrumental in managing important companies for foster youth, refugees, unhoused people, and survivors of home violence. As a part of her present position at Partnership for a Higher San Diego, affiliated with the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council (SDICLC), she oversees grant-funded workforce growth applications aimed toward creating entry to high quality union jobs for precedence populations resembling immigrants, justice-involved people, folks experiencing homelessness and former foster youth. Her involvement extends to supporting SDICLC’s efforts in electing pro-union leaders and advocating for protected working circumstances for workers throughout varied sectors.

“We’re thrilled to increase a heat welcome to those three new members becoming a member of our Workforce Growth Board, and we eagerly anticipate the dear contributions they’ll make,” mentioned Tony Younger, interim president and CEO of San Diego Workforce Partnership. “Alongside their distinctive viewpoints, they bring about an unwavering dedication to the expansion of our area’s workforce and the continual achievement of our area’s evolving employer wants.”

The WDB is comprised of twenty-two members spanning the private and non-private sectors, training, organized labor, and different area people leaders:

  • 11 representing the Personal/Enterprise Sector
  • 4 representing Labor
  • 4 representing Training
  • 3 representing Financial & Neighborhood Growth