At the recent VIA CEO Forum, many employers expressed needs and concerns related to Workforce Development.  We are fortunate indeed to have a wonderful partner in Education that can help satisfy those needs!  College of the Canyons offers many courses and certificate programs in the Workforce Development arena, some of which are free of charge!  Please take a moment to review the following!

Employee Training Institute

The Employee Training Institute (ETI) works with local business to provide customized training programs in the Santa Clarita Valley.  We help our clients access Employment Training Panel (ETP) funds to subsidize the cost of training.  Our programs are tailored to increase efficiencies, enhance productivity and reduce costs for businesses.

School of Personal & Professional Learning

The School of Personal and Professional Learning at College of the Canyons provides lifelong learning courses and opportunities for professional development, skills development, and language acquisition.  All of these courses are offered tuition-free and are supported by the State of California.

Strong Workforce Apprenticeship Group

SWAG is a partnership which combines the talents of a leading Workforce Intermediary in Goodwill Southern California, with the resources of College of the Canyons, a pioneer in corporate training and skills development.  This collaboration results in a model of apprenticeship that is functional, and easy for companies to implement. But our most valuable partners are companies like AMS Fulfillment who utilize apprenticeship to develop a pipeline of talent for their workforce.

Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted by College of the Canyons (COC) serves Northern Los Angeles County – the Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley and San Fernando Valley.  The SBDC is the SBA’s largest service program and provides high quality business and economic development assistance to small business owners and entrepreneurs. We provide no-cost business advising and low-cost training to existing and new businesses.