Workforce and Economic Development

Mask up before coming to campus

Select "learn more" to find out what's open on campus, and don't forget to wear your mask. - Learn More.

Workforce and Economic Development


Key Performance Indicators

1. Provide quality professional/technical education for employment, skills enhancement, and career development.

a. Student performance
b. Demonstration of program competencies
c. College level math and English in first year
d. Completion
e. Licensure/certification rates
f. Success after completion (placement rate in the workforce)

2. Partner with business, community groups, and other educational entities to provide workforce development and customized programs and services. g. Client assessment of programs and services


Strategic Initiative: Refine and revise our program mix to better serve the community, ensure that all students have access to viable career pathways, and expand our mission to incorporate bachelor of applied science degree programs.

Planning Category Annual Priorities
  • Implement Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Organizational Leadership and Technical Management.
  • Increase number of available Nursing program spots.
  • Continue to refine the  Commercial Driver's License (CDL) program, including addressing  program sustainability, staffing, maintenance and facilities needs.
  • Explore new curriculum and cooperative education opportunities for industrial trades' programs.
  • Analyze and apply lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic to instructional delivery methods and schedules to promote flexibility and support student success.
  • Continue to implement Guided Pathways workplan.
  • Utilize Curriculum & Program Review process to reduce equity gaps in  professional/technical programs.
  • Begin the planning/design process for the new vocational building.
  • Develop plans for a remodel and improvements to the Don Talley Vocational Building.
  • Dispose of unneeded equipment in industrial trades’ labs.
Student & Community Engagement
  • Promote Washington College Grant opportunities with K-12 partners, including  offering regular FAFSA (financial aid application) workshops.
  • Expand professional/technical program enrollment in high school dual enrollment programs.
  • Promote adult re-engagement in workforce programs.
  • Expand Continuing Education workforce training.
  • Develop equipment lists for new vocational building.
Copyright 2018 Lower Columbia College | All Rights Reserved.