Investing in California's Workforce

California Community Colleges are prioritizing industry sectors based on regional opportunities for high-growth, high-wage careers. The Chancellor’s Office is investing in colleges to expand and enhance proven workforce training models and support systems that focus on equity, access and inclusion, and deeper participation by employers.

Through the Chancellor’s Office investments, colleges will collaborate together in eight distinct regions across the state to establish or expand capacities to:

  • Develop Learn and Earn training programs
  • Provide comprehensive supports in partnership with community-based organizations
  • Systemize credit for prior learning
  • Teach resilient 21st century digital skills and literacy
  • Establish regional investments informed by data

Regions and Sectors


Business and Entrepreneurship
ICT – Digital Media
Retail, Hospitality and Tourism

Colleges American River College
Butte College
College of the Redwoods
College of the Siskiyous
Cosumnes River College
Feather River College
Lake Tahoe Community College
Lassen Community College
Mendocino College
Sacramento City College
Shasta College
Sierra College
Woodland Community College
Yuba College
Merritt College
Mission College
Monterey Peninsula College
Napa Valley College
Ohlone College
San Jose City College
Santa Rosa Junior College
Skyline College
Solano Community College
West Valley College


Sectors Advanced Manufacturing
Advanced Transportation & Logistics
ICT-Digital Media
Public Safety

Berkeley City College
Cabrillo College
Cañada College
Chabot College
City College of San Francisco
College of Alameda
College of Marin
College of San Mateo
Contra Costa College
De Anza College
Diablo Valley College
Evergreen Valley
Foothill College
Fresno City College
Gavilan College
Hartnell College
Laney College
Las Positas College
Los Medanos College
Madera Community College 
Merced College
Modesto Junior College
Reedley College
San Joaquin Delta College
Taft College
West Hills College Coalinga
West Hills College Lemoore

Sectors Advanced Manufacturing
Construction & Utilities
Retail, Hospitality & Tourism
Colleges Bakersfield College
Cerro Coso Community College
Clovis Community College
College of the Sequoias
Columbia College

Sectors Advanced Manufacturing
ICT-Digital Media
Public Safety
Colleges Allan Hancock College
Antelope Valley College
College of the Canyons
Cuesta College
Moorpark College
Oxnard College
Santa Barbara City College
Ventura College


Advanced Manufacturing
Advanced Transportation & Logistics
Energy, Construction, & Utilities
Life Science / Biotech

Colleges Cerritos College
Citrus College
Compton College
El Camino College
Glendale Community College
Long Beach City College
Mt. San Antonio College
Pasadena City College
Rio Hondo College
Santa Monica College
East Los Angeles College
Los Angeles City College
Los Angeles Harbor College
Los Angeles Mission College
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Valley College
Pierce College
West Los Angeles College

Sectors Advanced Transpotration & Logistics
Business & Entrepreneurship
ICT-Digital Media
Colleges Barstow Community College
Chaffey College
College of the Desert
Copper Mountain College
Crafton Hills College
Moreno Valley College
Mt. San Jacinto College
Norco College
Palo Verde College
Riverside City College
San Bernardino Valley College
Victor Valley College

Sectors Advanced Manufacturing
Advanced Transportation & Logistics
Business & Entrepreneurship
Construction & Utilities
Hospitality & Tourism
Colleges Coastline Community College
Cypress College
Fullerton College
Golden West College
Irvine Valley College
North Orange Continuing Education
Orange Coast College
Saddleback College
Santa Ana College
Santiago Canyon College

Sectors Advanced Manufacturing
Advanced Transportation & Logistics
Public Safety
Colleges Cuyamaca College
Grossmont College
Imperial Valley College
MiraCosta College
Palomar College
San Diego College of Continuing Education
San Diego City College
San Diego Mesa College
San Diego Miramar College
Southwestern College