The Office of Career and Technical Education promotes economic
development in the community through educational programs, training, and
services that contribute to a quality workforce and promote the retention
and expansion of area business and industry.
Career and Technical Education provides leadership and coordination for all vocational
education programs offered at Pasadena City College. PCC's many career
programs prepare students for entry-level employment, as well as occupational
skills upgrading for those currently employed. The curricula are developed
in coordination with advisory committees that provide input to ensure
the training is consistent with industry standards. Responsibilities also
include the development of pathways between area high schools and PCC, which leads to a seamless transition through articulated high school courses. The office administers federal programs for vocational
education and job training and manages special grants and projects related
to vocational programs and economic development services.
Economic Development is promoted in the
community through partnerships with government agencies, economic development
organizations, and representatives of small, medium, and large businesses.