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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Since 1988 the Workforce Institute (WI), a division of the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District, has partnered with a diverse array of companies across industries applying performance based solutions that ensure training works.   In addition, WI provides educational and training opportunities for working ​​professionals and job seekers to stay current in the highly competitive Silicon Valley job market.

Whether you need a comprehensive solution for a major training initiative or a professional development workshop, employees are empowered with job applicable training and talent development.  ​

Chances are if you call upon  Workforce Institute once for customized training, professional development​, or to enhance your employability, you will do so again.  Over the past 15 years,  85% of clients who have used our services continue to do so . 

 Our clients say it best...

Blach Construc​tion

"The staff at the Workforce Institute is r​​eally outstanding. They've been really excellent in terms of putting together the initial proposal we were involved in through the development of different courses and offerings to industry. They were extremely responsive and just delightful people to work with."

~Juan Barroso
Vice-President of Pre-Construction Services


​DC Electronics

"Workforce Institute is unique in a couple of ways. First, because it is based here in Silicon Valley, it can draw from a pool of highly experienced trainers with real-world high tech, business, and manufacturing experience. Second, the Workforce Institute is not a one-size-fits-all outfit. It works closely with companies to set-up customized training programs that align with clear strategic objectives."


Kaiser Permanente

The training opportunities that we have to train our staff at the Workforce Institute has been instrumental in achieving key priorities for us."

~Katherine Ricossa RN, MS


​Pacific Gas and Electric Company

"Our partnership with San Jose/Evergreen Community College District began in 2010 with the successful collaboration of a $2,000,000 grant awarded by the California EDD, called the Green Innovation Challenge Grant. This grant and partnership allowed us to create immediate and long-term employment opportunities in Santa Clara County for technical engineering and marketing professionals in the commercial, industrial and agricultural energy efficiency market.

Since then, Workforce Institute and SJECCD have continued to be strong partners. Through public-private collaborations, we have provided annual PowerPathway training programs for veterans and displaced workers to create a qualified and diverse pipeline of candidates for entry-level utility industry skilled crafts trades, such as field utility workers, gas service representatives, an most recently, line workers. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the district and identify new opportunities to creatively collaborate."

~James Morante
Senior Manager, Workforce Development​​​






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