​Welcome to the Workforce Institute

Through the Workforce Institute (WI), the San José Evergreen Community College District has been inspiring Silicon Valley's workforce for over 30 years. 

WI embraces its core values of being honorable, responsive, creative, and committed by engaging our students, community members, and the workforce with life-long learning solutions. Our services and training sessions advance career growth and enhance skills needed for the evolving job market.

Workforce Training Available 


Upcoming Training! 

NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE | Boot Camp | San Jose | May 12 - 14, 2020

CEN Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Boot Camp, in partnership with Community College Center for Economic Mobility and San Jose City College. 

Advance your career in the nonprofit sector! The intensive Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Boot Camp is a 3 day, not-for-credit certificate course designed for new executives, managers, and emerging professionals from the nonprofit sector. Our goal is to develop leaders who can sustain themselves and their organizations while also improving their leadership capabilities and people management skill set. Participants will develop a robust toolkit of strategic and tactical skills to easily apply to the day-to-day in their jobs.

"My experience with this program provided me with valuable training that boosted my confidence and helped me to feel ready to take on an important leadership role. Creating a  vision and serving the mission of your organization, working effectively with a board of directors, strategic planning, raising critical funds for programs and services, and providing strong financial stewardship are all vital topics of the class that have served me very well as a new executive director."

Core Components

  • Leadership - Make the shift from individual contributor to leader and learn how to increase your impact by building and managing a strong team.
  • Financial Leadership - Understand the unique aspects of nonprofit financials and to use this information to create greater financial stability for an organization.
  • Strategic Development & Operational Planning - Learn the core principles of creating vision and a strategic framework, and how to build capacity through efficient and effective operational planning.

  • Fund Development - Explore comprehensive, proven fundraising concepts and gain specific tools and techniques that enable and empower fundraisers to effectively plan and manage development efforts.

  • Governance - Learn the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards, how build a board to meet your strategic vision, and how to engage board members.

  • Special Topics - Special topics vary by class and may include: Marketing & Social Media for Nonprofits, Measuring Impact, Technology, and more!

Intended Audience
This course is intended for nonprofit professionals new to senior management positions, nonprofit leaders facing new management and leadership challenges (leaders include executive  directors, department directors, board members, and key volunteers), and professionals in a governmental or private setting who would like to work or volunteer in the nonprofit sector. 

Registration Information

  • Dates: May 12, 2019 to May 14, 2020; 9:00AM - 4:00 PM 
  • Location: 600 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128 (Room T415)
  • Cost: $875 Non-Members  | $656 CEN Member (25% off Non-Member price) 
  • Instructors: Illyasha Peete & Shana Peete 

CEN Events Cancellation Policy: Unfortunately, CEN is no longer able to accommodate cancellations within 72 hours of any event.  A registered attendee who has been billed or invoiced but is a "No Show" on the day of the event will still be billed for the event.  There are no exceptions to this policy, but substitutions are permitted at any time as long as the attendee is from the same organization.  Approved refunds – requested before the 72 hour cutoff – will be issued through the original form of payment.  Thank you!

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