Division of Continuing and Extended Education

Workforce Development

Workforce​​​​​​​A competent, capable workforce is at the center for any successful organization. Investing in training and development of the workforce can yield benefits for both employee and organization. Benefits include expanded staff knowledge and abilities; improved work quality and service; enhanced individual and organizational performance, increased employee satisfaction and retention, to name just a few.  

Working with partners in the public and private sectors, the Division of Continuing and Extended Education develops workforce training with an immediate focus on in-demand industries such as information technology, computer science and health care.

Future goals include offering training apprenticeship programs and "flipped certificate-to-degree" options. Apprenticeship programs provide an "earn-while-you-learn" training opportunity. A flipped certificate-to-degree allows a student to earn an in-demand industry certificate prior to matriculation for a bachelor's degree.