April 14, 2024
The San Diego Basis places of work in Liberty Station.

The San Diego Basis awarded $200,000 in workforce improvement grants to San Diego Metropolis Faculty Wednesday to help the retention and commencement of Black college students learning nursing and cybersecurity.

“Workforce improvement is vital to constructing a resilient area that helps the prosperity of staff, companies and native communities,” Pamela Grey Payton, vp and chief impression and partnerships officer on the basis, stated in an announcement. “By means of these grants, we’re addressing native employer demand in these fields whereas supporting extra Black and African- American college students as they pursue in-demand careers that present family- sustaining wages.”

Primarily based on the three-year common go charge for the NCLEX-RN, the licensing examination for registered nurses, Metropolis Faculty was this 12 months named the second-best nursing college in California and third within the nation out of greater than 1,700, in response to a report by RNCareers.org, a nursing job website.

Because of the lofty statistics — and because of Metropolis Faculty starting a bachelor’s diploma program in cybersecurity earlier this 12 months — the San Diego Basis leaders determined to again the group school, particularly targeted on Black college students.

The grants will foster outreach to potential Black college students, join current college students with “culturally acceptable wraparound companies” by the school’s Hermanos Unidos/Brothers United and Umoja counseling packages, present emergency and transportation monetary assist and supply profession improvement help, equivalent to entry to paid internships, medical placements and culturally knowledgeable counseling, an announcement from the muse reads.

–Metropolis Information Service