Community Education -
Contra Costa College's Economic Development department coordinates a broad range of programs that share a common goal - to promote the economic development of Contra Costa County by providing individuals with the work skills needed in today's jobs. Working toward this goal, the department partners with business and community organizations in the area, small businesses, educational institutions at the K -12 level
, development boards, and labor unions. These partnerships allow CCC to serve traditional college students, displaced workers and workers upgrading their skills.
Additionally, the Economic Development department works with career and technical education programs at CCC to ensure that the college's programs are up-to-date and have the equipment needed to train students to be job ready upon graduation.
Economic Development initiatives have several unique characteristics. Most activities are funded by grants
from foundations and government agencies focusing on economic development. Some grants are highly focused and support activities for a specific time frame designed to quickly meet a need in the workplace. In order to stay current, the college's economic development department works closely with area economic development boards and unions. Interested parties can stay informed about this dynamic and fluid effort by reading the
Economic Development Updates on recent activities
Contra Costa College provides assistance to local businesses by providing education and training specific to employer needs. Contract instructional activities may be provided on site at the employer's workplace or may take the form of regular college classes, short-term courses, televised courses, seminars, or workshops using college faculty and staff or other experts selected in concert with the employer.
Contract education provides quality training at a reasonable cost, within the time frame requested by the business and with the flexibility necessary in the business world.
For more information, please contact
the Dean of Economic Development