Career Technical Education
■ Career Development
■ Job Skills Training
■ Occupational Training
■ Workforce Education
Work-based learning is at the heart of hands-on instruction and application of real-world experience in the classroom. By providing students with experiences in a working environment, they are able to put their education to practical use. The introduction of real-world experiences into the classroom helps students become familiar with the expectations of the employer/client and gives them many opportunities for problem solving. These skills and experiences enable students to enter into the workforce with real expectations of how they will conduct themselves as professionals.
Faculty members are able to utilize work-based learning projects to introduce and illustrate concepts that can be addressed in an applicable manner, with the student applying those concepts to a task at hand. This input-to-outcome transference of information enables faculty and students to see the direct result of their education and how they can apply education when they are on the job. Work-based learning provides faculty a rich and meaningful method of instruction, one that has proven to be invaluable to students.
Need For Specialized Training
Specialized training is required as occupations and industries continue to evolve to meet an ever-increasing demand in the world economy. In order to compete in the marketplace, students need to continually acquire and upgrade skills. Degree, certificate, award, and certification exam programs provide the student with the ability to advance to increased responsibility and better-paying jobs.
Teachers benefit from professional development, improvement of pedagogy, and development of contextualized "best practices" for the integration of vocational and academic education. This is accomplished through learning communities, instructional centers, and expansion of career ladders strategies—all opportunities available through our workforce education programs.
Cerro Coso students enrolled in our workforce education programs are better prepared and more highly skilled upon graduation. The relationship between education and earnings is growing to the point where post-secondary education and training is effectively a prerequisite for the ability to support a family, since more than 50% of jobs require this level of education.
Businesses profit from hiring Cerro Coso graduates who are highly skilled and prepared to enter the workforce through completion of our workforce education programs. Our students have learned from instructors with extensive experience in their professional fields. Need to have your employees re-certified? Cerro Coso workforce education classes can provide continuous workforce skill improvement for your employees.
Dean, Career Technical Education
firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Corey Marvin
Vice President of Academic Affairs