Economic & Workforce Development/ Continuing Education

Economic & Workforce Development/Continuing Education offers training and services to support economic development and lifelong learning in the community. Needs for higher professional education, employment skills, job training, personal growth and development, and business and economic development are continually identified through a variety of assessments. 

A variety of instructional approaches are offered to meet community needs such as traditional classroom instruction, online or hybrid instruction, computer-assisted learning, community-based learning centers, on-site training for entrepreneurs, business and industry, internships and apprenticeships. Assessment and training consultation is also available for individuals, businesses, and agencies. 

Offerings are built on the concept of lifelong learning and economic workforce trends. Classes and training are provided at a variety of times and at locations where the needs of students can conveniently be met. Students enrolling in workforce programs may be eligible for financial aid through training assistance programs such as Workforce Investment and Opportunities Act (WIOA), grants and scholarships. 

Training and course work may earn Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit applicable to certain professions, state and national certifications and credentials. 

Programs are designed for adults age 18 or older. Minors ages 16 and 17, may enroll in classes, if space allows.