The Career Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) Division works regionally to develop partnerships, programs and pathways which assist Career Education (CE) students in successfully reaching their education and employment goals. Santa Ana College's CE programs include 36 areas of study with offerings totaling 62 AA/AS degree options, 147 certificates, and 1 bachelor’s degree. These CE programs are housed in the following divisions: Business, Fine & Performing Arts, Human Services & Technology, Kinesiology & Athletics, and Science, Mathematics & Health Sciences. The CEWD Division participates in various workgroups and committees, as well as manages multiple grants in order to obtain the necessary resources (equipment, software, supplies, professional development, etc.) to support all CE programs, faculty and staff.
Listed below are brief descriptions of the main grants and their objectives:
18-19 Strong Workforce Program (SWP) Local Share- 21 projects to increase enrollment, completion and job placement; these projects are being led by the following departments/divisions/programs: Academic Affairs, Automotive Technology, Banking, Biotechnology, Business, Career Education & Workforce Development (CEWD), Computer Infrastructure and Support, Criminal Justice Academies, Distance Education, Interdisciplinary Drones Program, Noncredit to Credit Auto, Noncredit to Credit Culinary, Noncredit to Credit Pathways, Noncredit to Credit Pre-Apprenticeship Vocational Construction Technology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant and Occupational Studies, School of Continuing Education (SCE) Career Education Math, SCE Certified Nurse Assistant, SCE Employment Services, and Welding Technology
19-20 SWP Local Share- 13 projects to increase enrollment, completion and job placement; these projects are being led by the following departments/divisions/programs: Automotive Technology, Biotechnology, Business, CEWD, Diesel Technology, Fire Technology, Geographic Information System, Health Sciences Emergency Medical Technician, Medical Assistant, Noncredit to Credit Pathways, Nursing, OC Careers in Education, and Welding Technology
18-19 SWP Regional Share- SAC is participating in 9 regional projects (8 with other Orange County community colleges and 1 with Los Angeles community colleges) to increase enrollment, completion and job placement; these projects are focused on the following areas: Marketing; Data Science; Biotechnology; Allied Health; K-12 Crosswalk Enrollment Tool; Global Trade & Logistics; NetLabs; Drones; and OC Careers in Education
19-20 SWP Regional Share- SAC is participating in 19 Orange County regional projects to increase enrollment, completion and job placement; these projects are focused on the following areas: Advanced Manufacturing; Automotive Technology; Biotechnology; Business & Entrepreneurship; Center of Excellence; CyberPatriot; Energy, Construction, and Utilities; Health; Information and Communication Technology and Digital Media; K-12 Crosswalk Enrollment Tool; Marketing; NetLabs; Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism; and Education Story Maps
Perkins V - monitor project expenditures; complete narrative progress reports; provide funding for and process professional development conference requests; assist faculty with program development and the regional and state recommendation processes; funded projects can be found on the Public Drive organized by academic year
Perkins CTE Transitions- oversee HS/ROP articulation; provide outreach to classes and career fairs; process articulated credit; develop and hold workshops to explain the articulation process and benefits to faculty, counselors and staff
The Career Education and Workforce Development Division also represents Santa Ana College's CE Programs at monthly meetings, such as CTEoc, LAOCRC and SWP Pathways Network.