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Priority and Emerging Sectors


Health Care continues to be one of the fastest growing industries in California and faces unprecedented challenges to its delivery systems. The California Community College Chancellor's Office and it's Economic and Workforce Development Program has established the California Community College Health Care Initiative to provide education and training programs to meet these emerging demands for health care delivery.

Economic & Workforce Development Program (EWD)

The Chancellor's Office EWD coordinates programs and projects in the California Community Colleges that are funded through competitive grants for economic and workforce development activities. The EWD was designed to leverage resources and connections within the community college system. By linking projects together, the program can increase every project's access to the rich and deep expertise and intellectual resources that exist in the colleges across the state. The program allows best practices that are developed in one arm of the projects to be replicated without delay or additional cost in other projects.

Health Workforce Initiative

The purpose of the Health Workforce Initiative is to provide education and training programs to meet emerging demands for health care industry workers; to determine needs, facilitate development of innovative solutions and to locate resources to implement planned responses; to evaluate and initialize health-related educational programs.

Upcoming Events

Silicon Valley

CSA/Laerdal Simulation Workshop Level 1

January 23, 2019
College of the Desert
43-500 Monterey Ave.
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Modified Level 1 (Foundations) – This Health Impact course is de-signed to engage the participant with an interest in simulation-based healthcare training with the basic concepts of simulation as an educational strategy. Using a combination of didactic, interactive and immersive group work, the course provides the beginning simu-lation user, the basics of high-fidelity simulation, scenario develop-ment, and debriefing strategies to facilitate learning and the effec-tive use of available technology.



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Wendy Deras

Deputy Sector Navigator
Hosted at College of the Desert
43-500 Monterey Ave.
Palm Desert, CA. 92660

John Cordova

Statewide Sector Navigator