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Classified Professional Development


The San Mateo County Community College District recognizes that the quality of its educational offerings and services is enhanced by the professional growth and development of its employees. The Classified Staff Development Program is intended to provide opportunities to attend classes and workshops that will promote outstanding District departments, programs and services, while fostering the creativity, personal growth and advancement of our employees. Through our staff development opportunities we hope to create a positive climate of open communication, mutual respect and appreciation for the advantages of a diverse community.

Location and Contact

Nina Floro
Professional Development Coordinator
Building 1, Room 1311E
Phone: 650-738-4414

Please check the CTTL Calendar for upcoming workshops


Permanent Classified employees who have completed the required probationary period are eligible to participate.

Allowable Expenditures

Conferences / Workshops / Trainings:

Classified employees may request a maximum of $1000 per conference/workshop/training per each fiscal year. If you are interested in attending one of these, complete the Application for Conference/Workshop funds well in advance of the date of the event, and obtain your supervisor’s approval. Use this Conference/Workshop Application also for trainings  , either in-person or online.


Classified employees may be reimbursed for college tuition, books and related expenses (not including meals or mileage) for a maximum reimbursement of $1400 in a one year period (July 1 through June 30). Reimbursement will be made upon satisfactory completion of approved coursework with a grade of C or better. Check the Tuition application   for more details.


How to Apply for Classified Staff Development (CSD) Funds

  1. First complete a Conference Attendance Pre-Approval Form   and have it signed by your division Dean. Attach any pertinent documentation.
  2. Sign or digitally sign and submit the appropriate completed application form (one of the forms below) to your Immediate Supervisor and the Division Dean for approval and signatures.

If you have any questions regarding the Classified Staff Development funds, please contact Vivian Paw, Accounting Technician, Office of the Vice President of Administrative Services.

Propose a CTTL Workshop

The CTTL also hosts workshops presented by Skyline College faculty and staff. If you would like to deliver a CTTL or Professional Development workshop or activity, please complete the online form below. This will help us to link your presentation to Skyline College goals and initiatives. Nina Floro, Professional Development Coordinator, will be in contact with you shortly after you submit the proposal form to further discuss your interest and plans.