Workforce data customized for community colleges 

center of excellence logoThe California Community Colleges Workforce and Economic Development Program (WED) is the statewide network for the delivery of education and training services to businesses, workers, and job seekers in key growth industries and new technologies. One of EWD’s initiatives is the Centers of Excellence.

The seven regional Centers of Excellence support the community colleges by providing customized data on high-growth, emerging and economically-critical industries and occupations and their related workforce needs. The COE produces industry-validated environmental scan reports designed to enable community colleges to remain relevant and responsive in their offerings.

The Centers of Excellence

Inform – through real-time regional and local labor market research and data validated by industry partners

Connect – business and industry with community colleges, and workforce and economic development professionals who are committed to developing an outstanding workforce

 – the economic and workforce development mission of California’s community colleges in partnering with employers and preparing the workforce to succeed in the future 

Our Mission at work for you

Mission: The Centers of Excellence, in partnership with business and industry, deliver regional workforce research customized for community college decision making and resource development.

 We aspire to be the premier source of regional economic and workforce information and insight for community colleges