KRA Corporation client, the San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP), recently released the Fall Update of its San Diego Works newsletter. Several articles focused on the San Diego Metro Region Career Centers* operated by KRA through a main facility and four satellite offices. Excerpts from the newsletter are presented below:
Peter Callstrom, SDWP President and CEO, concluded his column with: “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.”
“Senator Marty Block visits South Metro Career Center – Representing the 39th District in California, Senator Marty Block visited the South Metro Career Center on October 18 to discuss workforce development and to learn more about job training programs offered in our region. Senator Block and his staff met with SDWP board members Ed Hidalgo, Jeffrey Woodson, and SDWP leaders Peter Callstrom and Mark Nanzer. Senator Block has long supported workforce development and welcomed our input and ideas.”
“Maxine Suka, program manager of the Metro Region Career Centers, provided a tour and explained the numerous resources that are available to area job seekers, veterans, and other qualified individuals. The South Metro Career Center offers a wide range of services for job seekers and employers: workshops, job fairs, and recruitment events. The Center also provides access to resources including computers to craft a resume and to apply for jobs.”
“Councilmember Mark Kersey Pays a Visit to Metro Career Center – On October 10, Councilmember Mark Kersey visited the Metro Career Center in City Heights to connect with Workforce Investment Board members and to discuss job training programs in San Diego. Joining SDWP leaders Peter Callstrom and Mark Nanzer were board members Omar Passons, Judy Lawton, Rebecca Aguilera-Gardiner, and Marlene Taylor.”
“Maxine Suka, program manager of the Metro Region Career Centers, hosted the group and shared information and resources that are available to qualified job seekers who are making a career change. Metro Career Center not only offers workshops and job fairs, they also provide access to resources including computers for crafting a resume or applying for jobs online. The Career Center also serves businesses in the region by assisting with recruitment activities and various other hiring needs. On-the-Job Training programs are also available to help cover the cost of training wages for local employers.”
*Funded by the SDWP, and operated by KRA, the multi-site  San Diego Metro Region One-Stop Career Center Program provides comprehensive workforce services for jobseeker-customers eligible through WIA as Adult/Dislocated Workers. Employer-customers with specific workforce requirements are provided a full range of job-readiness, placement, and retention services; LMI guidance; and contracted, customized, and OJT training programs that prepare workers for sustainable employment.
 Metro Career Center (Main Office), Workforce Development Center (Central Downtown Library Satellite), Center for Employment Training (Granite Hill Satellite), South Metro Career Center, and Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Public Library (Satellite).