Tech San Diego has partnered with San Diego’s universities to improve the local talent pipeline, including talent access to internships, research and collaborations, while building tools to help local companies find qualified workers.
Irwin and Joan Jacobs are active supporters of the San Diego tech and engineering community and have graciously donated to a three-year grant that will allow Tech San Diego’s newly renamed Jacobs Talent Initiative to assist local small-to-mid-sized tech companies to recruit, attract, and retain world-class talent. The goal of this partnership between Tech San Diego and San Diego’s local universities is to increase the number of students who select the region as their career destination. The Jacobs Talent Initiative is primarily funded by a grant from Irwin and Joan Jacobs.
“Talent is the number one barrier to growth for the region’s small and mid-size companies, which are at a disadvantage when it comes to sourcing university talent. For far too long, the best and brightest local university graduates have led an exodus from San Diego every spring to other tech clusters, including Silicon Valley, Seattle, New York, and Austin. We need to engage these students with the local tech community; our regional tech cluster is among the most vibrant in the world, so there are plenty of opportunities here for graduates.”
– Kevin Carroll, Tech San Diego’s Executive Director.