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September 16, 2015

On November 5, the 2nd Annual San Diego Workforce Conference will present research and current efforts being employed to identify, tackle and close San Diego’s skills gap. The event and information being presented is the result of collaboration with community sponsors who recognize the value of addressing these challenges and creating innovative way to close the skills gap problem in San Diego and across the nation. Among others, sponsors include:

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

As one of the world’s leading banks, JPMorgan Chase & Co. believes it has a fundamental responsibility to use its global reach, expertise and relationships to support and help grow the communities where it operates. This is central to how it does business. It works with municipal governments to finance investments in infrastructure, education and economic development. But also, it focuses on economic development for individuals and families.

One of the best ways to advance opportunities is through job training. That’s why it is investing $250 million globally, over five years, in an initiative called New Skills at Work to help workforce training organizations offer affordable training in important fields such as medicine and technology. Launched in 2013, it is the largest-ever private-sector effort aimed at addressing the skills gap that exists across many industries, where not enough trained workers have the specific skills needed to fill the jobs available.

As part of this initiative, JPMorgan Chase has released Skills Gap Reports in various markets nationwide, which outline a roadmap to better prepare local communities for thousands of middle-skill jobs in growing industries. JPMorgan Chase has commissioned a local San Diego Skills Gap Report through the San Diego Workforce Partnership and the San Diego Regional EDC.  The report will be released at the Workforce Conference.

San Diego and Imperial Counties Community Colleges Association (SDICCCA)

SDICCCA’s Regional Consortium for Workforce Development connects industry sector employers, community college career technical program providers and students with a regional-based framework that simplifies and clarifies partnerships, which result in a stronger regional economy and reduces the skills gap. The Consortium facilitates alignment of the nine colleges in the region with the workforce needs of priority and emergent sectors and encourages high level industry-education partnerships. The Consortium also serves as the link between the region’s Career Technical Programs, Workforce and Economic Development Initiatives and the state Chancellor’s Office. SDICCCA, in collaboration with SDWP, will release the Workforce Needs of Small Businesses in San Diego County report at the Workforce Conference.

San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E)

SDG&E is a proud part of the communities they serve and are vested in the quality-of-life of the region. The company supports approximately 600 community-based nonprofit organization partners in San Diego and south Orange counties whose programs serve underserved communities. These include efforts that seek to support economic development and inspire future leaders. In addition to sponsoring this year’s Workforce Conference, SDG&E is also a supporter of SDWP’s youth employment program, CONNECT2Careers.

Many thanks to all of our generous sponsors for their support that has made this event possible.

For more event or sponsorship information, please contact Tina Ngo Bartel at

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