San Diego Workforce Partnership Selects Grant Associates as San Diego Career Center Operator

Downtown San Diego, California

SAN DIEGO, CA, August 25, 2022 – Grant Associates, a nationally acclaimed workforce development company, announced today that it has been selected by the San Diego Workforce Partnership as the new One-Stop Operator for their career centers. As the career center operator, Grant Associates is working hand-in-hand with the Workforce Partnership to achieve their mission of empowering job seekers to meet the current and future workforce needs of employers in San Diego County by enabling partners to collaborate and engage in meaningful ways that support each other’s goals, ensuring integration and success of the larger system to provide services seamlessly.

Through their career centers, the Workforce Partnership equips job seekers with the skills, training and support they need to increase their economic mobility. The career centers also help businesses grow, rebuild and thrive equitably. As operator, Grant Associates will liaise between the Workforce Partnership and partner organizations, facilitating relationships and ensuring open communication to create an effective system that provides the best experience and outcomes for customers and regional businesses.

Through collaboration, Grant Associates will support the Workforce Partnership’s five strategic pillars to meet the workforce needs of the community: Inclusive Business Growth, Job Quality, Outcomes-Focused Funding, Population-Specific Interventions, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

“We are excited for this partnership with Grant Associates to support customers on their career journeys and our development of custom programs and targeted initiatives for San Diego County,” said Peter Callstrom, CEO of the San Diego Workforce Partnership. “Grant Associates bring with them innovative best practices and a data-driven approach that will help us make an even greater impact in our communities.”

To strengthen the system and deepen partner relationships, Grant Associates will actively seek opportunities to optimize the effectiveness of partner collaboration. Additionally, Grant Associates will help develop continuous improvement strategies. Leveraging its extensive experience in workforce systems across the country, Grant Associates will work with the Workforce Partnership on innovations and initiatives to address the full scope of every individual’s specific needs more effectively.

By providing data insights and guiding career center operations to align with the latest regional sector strategies, Grant Associates will help ensure that each person is served to the absolute best of the workforce system’s ability. The Workforce Partnership and its funded partners reach tens of thousands of job seekers annually, recognizing the uniqueness of individuals and businesses and connecting them with the specific resources they need.

“We are pleased to be working side-by-side with San Diego Workforce Partnership to build on the great work they are already doing throughout the community,” said Doug Cotter, CEO of Grant Associates. “I’m confident our human-centered approach, innovative spirit and data-driven solutions will enable us to support the Workforce Partnership’s efforts to create equitable opportunities for the citizens of San Diego County.”

About Grant Associates
Grant Associates’ mission is to raise the economic security of the people, businesses, and communities we serve. Through our deep connections and collaborations with industry, we build talent pipelines for employers and empower individuals with access to opportunities, information, and skills that lead to financial security. Partnering with federal, state, and local agencies, Grant Associates has provided human resources support to more than 50,000 businesses and empowered more than 1.25 million people to advance their careers, addressing their obstacles to employment, and connecting them with jobs that fit their goals. For more information visit

About the San Diego Workforce Partnership
The Workforce Partnership is the leader for innovative workforce solutions in San Diego County. A 501c3 nonprofit, the Workforce Partnership funds and delivers programs that enable all job seekers to develop the skills and knowledge needed for in-demand careers. The Workforce Partnership also provides ongoing labor market research on workforce trends and key industries. Its vision is to ensure that every business in our region has access to a skilled workforce and every job seeker has access to meaningful employment. For more information, visit