San Diego’s Talent Equation

8232Talent… it’s the key to staying competitive. That’s not just sage advice for some would-be performer auditioning for a plum role. It is a truism that applies to both employees and employers alike as they look to remain competitive in the global marketplace.

The good news is that San Diego has talent in abundance. In its recent study “Talent: Where San Diego Stands,” the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, led by Mark Cafferty, found that the region added more than 72,000 degree holders in 2014 alone, which was more than any other similar metro area. In addition, San Diego ranked second in the growth of degree-holding millennials when compared to such peer metros as Austin, Denver, San Francisco and San Jose.

While that mass of talent is positive for the local economy, it also means that there is plenty of competition when it comes to landing a job.

Join Mark Cafferty and UC San Diego Extension’s Director of Research, Josh Shapiro as they detail what skills are most in demand for the fastest-growing careers both in San Diego and around the nation. Also, see how San Diego stacks up in the talent equation compared to other competitive cities and what that means for the economy and your career.

Watch San Diego’s Talent Equation with Mark Cafferty.

New Pathways for a Great Healthcare Career

8232Not since 1965 has there been a more significant overhaul of the American healthcare system. With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (sometimes known as Obamacare) comes a reshaping of the healthcare industry. As a result of these major changes, new opportunities emerge — opportunities to contribute in a meaningful field that is expanding quickly.

Watch You Don’t Have to Be a Doctor or Nurse to Have a Great Career in Healthcare to hear from industry experts and accomplished instructors who will help us understand the latest trends, identify the most promising fields, and pursue new career pathways.

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The Job Landscape Today and Tomorrow: The San Diego View

8232Most employers agree that the workforce of tomorrow will need a deep knowledge of computer science, IT, big data, math, and other STEM-related abilities, not just for science and tech jobs, but for all occupations.

Such skills are essential for San Diego’s booming biotech and life sciences industry (ranked third largest in the country), as well as other large employers in IT, manufacturing and health care.

Join San Diego Union Tribune’s Jonathan Horn as he moderates a panel of industry experts discussing what skills they need most – and learn about their strategies to actively equip students with necessary skills through tech fairs and afterschool enrichment programs.

Watch The Job Landscape Today and Tomorrow: The San Diego View.

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Two New Shows on The Career Channel

Check out these motivating new programs on the Career Channel:

8232Be the Talent Companies Crave: A Winning Guide to Career Advancement with Phil Blair

Do you want to know the secrets to getting hired and/or advancing your career? Who better to share insights than Phil Blair who has placed over 500,000 people in jobs? Blair is the Executive Officer of Manpower Staffing, San Diego’s largest employment placement firm and is among our regions most respected business leaders. In this question and answer session, Blair shares strategies and techniques to leverage your education and experience and ultimately build a career you’re passionate about.

Watch Be the Talent Companies Crave: A Winning Guide to Career Advancement with Phil Blair.


8232Refire! Don’t Retire with Ken Blanchard and Mort Shaevitz

Join UC San Diego’s Mary L. Walshok as she moderates a timely discussion with best-selling author Ken Blanchard. Blanchard’s latest book is Refire! Don’t Retire: Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life, co-authored with psychologist Morton Shaevitz. Together, Blanchard and Shaevitz weave poignant life stories and humorous anecdotes with their own experiences, wisdom, and advice. The message to those in their 50s, 60s and beyond: View each day as an opportunity to enhance relationships, stimulate minds, revitalize bodies, and grow spiritually.

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Want the job of your dreams? Then create your own!

29132Considering a life as an entrepreneur? If so, you won’t want to miss Create Your Own Job, an informative panel discussion featuring four professionals who all took the plunge by creating their own companies.

Moderated by Lee Ann Kim of Pacific Arts Movement, panelists include Adam Markowitz of Portfolium, Denise Bevers of Kindred Biosciences and Henry DeVries of Indie Books International. While each are in different stages of their careers, they all share stories of sacrifices and risk-taking, setbacks and triumphs…and why they wouldn’t have it any other way.

Watch Create Your Own Job on The Career Channel.