Economic and Workforce Development/Continuing Education Overview
The Office of Economic and Workforce Development/Continuing Education offers classes and training through the following divisions:
- Economic and Workforce Development
- Occupational and Public Service Training Programs
- Emergency Services Academy
- Community Enrichment Programs
- Basic Skills
Instruction within these areas is designed to support the economic and cultural development of the community and its citizens. Courses are built upon the concept of lifelong learning and for convenience, are offered at a variety of times and locations.
As outlined in the Economic and Workforce Development / Continuing Education Mission Statement, "We are committed to improving the quality of life for individuals and the community by offering learning opportunities to promote personal, workforce, and economic development." Student, community, and industry needs addressed through the Office of Economic and Workforce Development / Continuing Education include higher academic education, basic employment and educational skills (including GED, ESL and Compensatory Education programs), computer certification training, computer training, ISO certification assistance, Six Sigma quality, Lean Manufacturing, job training and retraining, personal growth and development, and community and economic development. In addition to educational offerings, the four divisions also provide assessment, consultation and technical assistance for individuals, businesses, industries and public and private sector agencies.