Welcome to the Center for Workforce Development
The Center for Workforce Development at Cañada College combats social stratification and workforce gaps by making career and social mobility a reality. We provide affordable access to excellent career technical education programs where students learn in-demand skills. Through grants and strategic partnerships, we integrate resources and programs that accelerate the implementation of Cañada’s Educational Master Plan and express our college’s vision and values.
Our guiding principles are the three R’s of ‘’Relationship, Relevance and Rigor.’’ Technical skills are only part of what our students acquire. We expect all students to learn critical, creative, and quantitative thinking while practicing state-of-the-art communication skills and cultural knowledge essential to success in the 21st century workforce. We are educating the next generation of leaders, policy makers, scientists and entrepreneurs, who will redefine a liberal arts education to include Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) and leadership skills.
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