The South Central Coast Regional Consortium (SCCRC) serves to facilitate and promote effective regional educational initiatives for its member colleges and key stakeholders in support of local, regional, and statewide workforce development efforts. We leverage employer, community, and educational resources to create and maintain a highly skilled workforce that meets our regional needs.
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Sector FocusCreating workforce innovations in high demand sectors
The manufacturing sector is critical to California’s economy. For every one job created in manufacturing, at least two and a half jobs are created to support the sector. Further, manufacturing firms create regional wealth by producing a product that is exported across the state, nation and/or world. Read More
Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technology
California represents one of only five Mediterranean-growing regions in the world and sets the pace for the nation as the country’s largest agricultural producer and exporter. Agriculture represents a key economic driver for the South Central Coast Region—supporting high-wage, high-skill jobs across the value chain in support, production, processing, packaging, and distribution.Read More
California is a global trade and logistics powerhouse, with 2017 exports hitting $171.9 billion in American-made goods, the majority of which were manufactured products. It’s estimated that more than 800,000 jobs are supported by California’s exporting and importing of goods and services, licensing of technology and intellectual property, and investments across international boundaries — including logistics, finance, marketing and management of business processes to support trade.Read More
The health sector is one of the largest employers in California, providing a wide range of job options to residents of both urban and rural areas. With rapid population and expanded coverage under the healthcare reform, the demand for high-quality healthcare services is increasing. In order to provide these services, a sufficient pool of qualified workers is needed. Job seekers have an opportunity to enter and retain employment in a wide range of health occupations and skill levels. Read More
Information & Communication Technology & Digital Media
Over the last generation or so, Information and Communication Technologies and Digital Media (ICT-DM) have spawned a paradigm shift in modern economies and societies. These technologies have permeated every industry and most organizations, changing ways companies operate and interact with customers and suppliers, how human beings organize and manage their lives, how people communicate, and how most workers do their work.Read More
Business & Entrepreneurship
The Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy criterion describes a small business as an establishment with less than 500 employees. Entrepreneurship and small business ownership in the United States represents the third largest economy in the world. Small businesses employ more than 50% of total private non-farm Gross Domestic Product.Read More
Energy, Construction & Utilities
EWD’s industry-specific workforce services are coordinated by Deputy Sector Navigators and Regional Directors who align community college and other workforce development resources with the needs of industry sectors that result in highly specialized industry training, technical consulting and business development. Our grant programs and leveraged partnerships allow us to offer the most cost-effective workforce training and consultative services for California’s energy (efficiency), utilities and construction businesses. Read More