The Employment Development & Community Education Department offers opportunities for individuals to enhance professional development and acquire skills to enter and/or advance in employment through fee-based and grant funded training and events. The following programs are directed under this umbrella:
CTE Community Collaborative Grant linking our K-12 partners with community colleges, four-year universities, and area employers by providing Industry Skills Panels, Career Fairs, Industry and University Tours, and events including "She 4 Me" Young Ladies Mentoring Conference, Counselor Conclave, Robotics and Engineering Camps, and Parent Information Nights.
Employment Training opportunities are available throughout the year offering a variety of training options based on labor market demand. Some trainings are fee-based and open to all while others are grant funded for special populations. Our trainings have earned a reputation for being innovative, collaborative, and responsive to workforce training needs. We have delivered over 100 various demand-driven training programs for employers targeting the manufacturing, logistics, and healthcare industries. Our value to residents in the region is the stellar and innovative training options provided.