The CSN Foundation received a $225,000 philanthropic investment from JPMorgan Chase to support the College of Southern Nevada’s Division of Workforce & Economic Development programs to address critical workforce training to assist displaced workers in gaining the skills they need to re-enter the workforce. The investment is part of JPMorgan Chase’s New Skills at Work, a $350 million, five-year global initiative to prepare people for the future of work.
“Workforce training and development is an important part of CSN’s mission, and we will be able to engage more of the long-term unemployed and displaced workers because of the generous support of JPMorgan Chase,” said CSN President Dr. Federico Zaragoza. “As southern Nevada begins recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout, CSN is here to help.”
The support from JPMorgan Chase will allow CSN to increase its capacity for up-skilling and re-skilling programs, by providing three new staff dedicated to helping navigate displaced workers to the training programs that fit their talents and needs and align with the needs of employers in southern Nevada.
These candidates will have access to several new and existing CSN skill training and re-training workforce programs designed to get align graduates to high demand fields, resulting in employment and a career path going forward.
“CSN stands out in its efforts to meet the training needs of southern Nevada’s workforce, especially during the pandemic as it helps displaced workers retrain for high-demand jobs,” said David Garcia, who heads the J.P. Morgan Private Bank in Las Vegas and also co-chairs JPMorgan Chase’s local leadership team, a committee of senior leaders dedicated to serving our community. “As members of the Las Vegas business community, we are deeply committed to the spirit of collaboration to help solve complex market challenges.”