Katie Hansen, ABC San Diego Apprenticeship Training Trust Community Affairs Director, has been appointed to the Workforce Investment Board of the San Diego Workforce Partnership.
The San Diego Workforce Partnership is designated by the county of San Diego and the city of San Diego to receive state and federal dollars that are used to fund job training programs throughout the region. It also provides vital information on the San Diego labor market to help anticipate employment trends, needs and opportunities.
The WIB is an advocate for workforce programs that address the employment needs of the San Diego region. Members provide direction on ways to increase and improve job training opportunities; maintain a partnership between business and government to coordinate those efforts; and make recommendations and oversight for funding and policy development.
Hansen will serve alongside other community leaders who represent all involved stakeholders, including business, education, community-based organizations, organized labor, and leaders and advocates for workforce development. Members serve two-year terms.
“The Workforce Investment Board plays an important role in funding workforce development and job training programs in San Diego," Hansen said. "I am honored to represent the Associated Builders and Contractors Apprenticeship training program on the board. High-quality apprenticeship programs like the one offered by ABC San Diego play an important role in providing a highly skilled workforce for San Diego’s employers."
Hansen will contribute more than 10 years of experience in the public and private sectors in her role on the Workforce Investment Board. Her unique understanding of the challenges facing employers in the San Diego region from the biotechnology industry to restaurants, hotels and construction companies make her a valuable addition. Hansen says she hopes to expand the visibility and understanding of ABC’s apprenticeship program among workforce training advocates.