A desire to improve opportunities for the workforce and add more opportunities for communities has resulted in schools and city collaborating on workforce programs in San Diego.
A multi tiered collaborative plan to increase the workforce in high paying fields is underway bringing together educators, government, and corporations.
“We’re helping to set a national model for how to build a strong economy where every resident has the skills to work in our innovation economy,” said San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer in a press conference at Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab.
According to Faulconer, the plan has businesses creating more internships and the school district and San Diego Community College District are to create “bridge programs” assisting graduating seniors preparing for work in highly paid targeted industries. The plan also calls for businesses to expand in underserved communities through incentives and tax breaks.
In addition, San Diego Workforce Partnership will direct federal funds to the areas with most employment growth, and philanthropists will direct private resources to emerging fields.