Diablo Valley College (DVC) is eager to partner with employers to develop and continuously improve career education programs in high-demand fields. DVC students benefit when they learn the latest technology and business practices in their classes and have the opportunity to hear from industry professionals who serve as guest speakers or host field trips to their companies.
DVC's Workforce Development Office connects employers with students through work-based and project-based learning opportunities. Students learn best by doing; through Career Education programs, students gain contextualized, real-world experiences that help to align academic theory with the application and technique. Students report that work-based learning opportunities are one of the most significant factors in their success. Work-based learning experiences come in the form of internships, entry-level jobs, and Work Experience (academic credit). Employers can also connect with students through guest speaking, networking events, industry tours, informational interviewing, and career mentorship.
DVC Career Education programs rely heavily on local and regional business partners to inform us on industry trends, new program development, course curriculum changes, and technology and equipment purchases. If you are interested in contributing to the growth and improvement of programming specific to the industry for which you work you may want to become an industry advisory board member. For more information about how your organization can partner with DVC please complete the Student Engagement Request Form and someone from our team will reach out to you.
DVC is in a unique position to assist businesses in developing high-skilled, high-performance work groups. The college delivers training programs for both future and current workers to prepare them to be competitive with the workforces of other countries in the application of emerging technologies. "Contract education means those situations in which a community college contracts with a public or private entity for the purposes of providing instruction or services or both by the community college". DVC can partner with organization's effectiveness, competitiveness, and profitability through education, training, and services that contribute to continuous workforce improvement. For more information about contract education please connect with Catherine Franco, Director of Workforce & Career Education Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Read the CareerFocus magazine to learn about career education programs.