Strategic Partnerships & Workforce Development
Students can expect to achieve college credit, career focused certificates and advanced skills through hands-on classroom instruction and specialized support from faculty and staff.
The Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development (SPWD) facilitates the delivery of workforce development programs and services designed to meet local labor market needs and to support entry or advancement in the workplace. The SPWD collaborates with Skyline College departments and programs, business and industry, community based organizations, and governmental agencies to connect individuals, agencies or organizations to effective career programs that provide college credit while preparing for upwardly mobile careers.
The SPWD develops and administers grants and contracts for economic and workforce development projects and initiatives. This includes funding from the CCCCO for the Career Advancement Academy and the Deputy Sector Navigator for Retail, Hospitality and Tourism.
The SPWD also works with business to provide customized training and education solutions for both credit and not for-credit on-site workforce preparation and development needs. The SPWD is responsible for coordinating the delivery of contracted credit and not-for-credit courses, associated services, and programs requested by business, industry, governmental or community agencies.