January 6, 2020
SAN DIEGO, CA — The San Diego Workforce Partnership is proud to announce the appointment of Kurling Robinson to the Workforce Development Board (WDB). Robinson is CEO of Fōkcus Mentoring, which assesses entrepreneurs to intelligently match them with business mentors.
Press Release: Income Share Agreement Statement of Principles Establishes Best Practices to Protect Students
December 10, 2019
The Workforce Income Share Agreement (ISA) Learning Community, a project of the San Diego Workforce Partnership, has released its first resource for workforce boards and other entities interested in standing up student-centric income share agreement (ISA) funds in their local area—ISAs in Workforce Development: A Statement of Principles.
Press release: Workforce Partnership Awarded Grant to Support Young Adults Entering Hospitality Jobs
November 25, 2019
The Workforce Partnership has been chosen as a recipient of the Hyatt Thrive Community Grant. The funds awarded will be used to host three cohorts of the Career Launch Academy for opportunity youth and to develop a short video conveying the importance of hiring young adults from a business and talent development perspective.
November 13, 2019
SAN DIEGO, CA — Together with the Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program and Reimagine Retail Initiative, the San Diego Workforce Partnership and the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce undertook a year-long research project to understand possible social, economic and regulatory forces acting on the retail sector in San Diego
October 3, 2019
The San Diego Workforce Partnership recently published a workforce study funded by Propel San Diego, an Office of Economic Adjustment grant awarded to the City of San Diego. In conjunction with the South County Economic Development Council (SCEDC), the Workforce Partnership conducted survey-based research to better understand the needs in two segments of San Diego’s defense industry: Unmanned Systems and Professional — Scientific & Technical Services.
August 27, 2019
SAN DIEGO, CA — The San Diego Workforce Partnership announces the appointment of a new Workforce Development Board (WDB) chair, vice chair and secretary/treasurer.
August 7, 2019
The San Diego Workforce Partnership has been awarded $485,000 from Lumina Foundation to advance financing models focused on outcomes in the public workforce development system through income share agreements (ISAs) and better use of data to define quality non-degree credentials.
Press Release: Bank of America Makes $530,000 Investment with San Diego Nonprofits to Help Economically Disadvantaged Populations on the Path to Long-Term Financial Stability
June 18, 2019
Bank of America today announced $530,000 in grants to 36 San Diego nonprofits that will advance economic mobility for individuals and families and put them on a path toward success. The grants focus on basic needs fundamental to building lifelong stability as well as needs related to workforce development and education that help individuals chart a path to better economic futures.
Press Release: Ambitious Pay-for-Success Initiative Brings Together Tech, Education, Business Leaders to Upskill San Diego’s Workforce
May 16, 2019
Google.org joins Strada Education Network and The James Irvine Foundation to back pioneering workforce development program. Beginning this summer, the program will enable unemployed and underemployed individuals across San Diego County to access training in high-demand fields at no up-front cost through an income share agreement.
Press Release: San Diego Receives $3 Million Investment from JPMorgan Chase’s AdvancingCities Challenge
April 18, 2019
April 18, 2019 (San Diego, Calif.) – JPMorgan Chase today announced San Diego is one of five winning cities in its inaugural AdvancingCities Challenge, part of the $500 million, five-year initiative to drive inclusive growth and create greater economic opportunity in cities.