Dear Workforce Development Leader,
The CSU commitment to workforce development is evident in our tagline "working for California." The 23 outstanding campuses of the CSU are always working for California. Our commitment extends beyond the traditional university setting. Through CSU Extended and Continuing Education, the CSU tracks economic and workforce indicators, meets current workforce needs and predicts future trends in such industries as healthcare, biotechnology, construction and sustainability. Because of the partnerships between CSU Extended Education and Workforce Investment Boards, over half of the campuses have participated in workforce projects supported by ARRA and NEG funding.
Extended and Continuing Education provides specialized education, training, and other instructional services for business, government, and other organizations and agencies to enhance their employees' on-the-job performance. In some instances, the education and training is delivered on-site. Consultation and joint planning ensure learning outcomes that are mutually satisfactory to the employee participant and the employer. Programs can be customized to meet the unique needs and objectives of the contracting agency. The training involved may include both face-to-face instruction and technology-enhanced learning.
Extended Education gives the CSU the agility and versatility to extend institutional capabilities in ways that allow each university to fulfill its broader mission in California's complex economy. California can increasingly rely on The CSU and Extended Education to draw on the fullest range of each campus's capacities to provide excellent and distinctive programs and services that support California's economic future.
If you are interested in learning more about partnering with the CSU, please contact my office at 562-951-4880 or via email at email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you!
Sheila A. Thomas
Sheila A. Thomas
Statewide Dean, Extended and Continuing Education
California State University Chancellor’s Office