Economic Development


The Division of Economic Development is a district operation that was established on September 1, 2009. All economic development personnel, initiatives and contract education projects previously maintained at the campuses were consolidated into one division now housed in Camarillo, California, at the VCCCD District Administrative Center. We are committed to helping California businesses and organizations stay strong and competitive. Our purpose is to actively promote and support the growth of the state's economy by providing employers with consultation and customized training that allows them to maintain a capable and effective workforce.


Our mission is dual-fold: To provide quality, low-cost corporate and community learning opportunities. We use various educational platforms to deliver education and training across Ventura County including customized training, group and cohort training for industry certifications, short-term pre-apprenticeships and Adult Education services.

The intent of the division is to add capacity to the Ventura County Community College District by providing labor market analysis for program development in high-impact industries and occupational clusters; while contributing to the delivery of in-demand educational programming that provides access to post-secondary education and training resources for non-traditional and modern students. Thereby exposing the the non-traditional and modern students to educational opportunities at each of the District's three Colleges and fostering a culture of lifelong learning.

Corporate Training

The Economic & Workforce Development Division offers regularly scheduled, group-based education aligned with industry certification for incumbent workers seeking to enhance their skills. We also are able to customize training needs to fit the diverse demands of the modern workplace.

Fall 2018 Date and Time Location
Intermediate Excel for Manufacturers 9/17 & 9/26 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Ventura College - Day Road Center,
71 Day Road, Ventura, CA 93003
Agricultural Supervisor Development Program Level 1 (Spanish delivery)
Registration: Please Click Here to register online. 
11/01/18 to 2/12/19 - Tues & Thur - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Ventura College - Day Road Center,
71 Day Road, Ventura, CA 93003
Intermediate to Advanced Windows 10 Training 11/28, 12/5, 12/12/18 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Ventura College - Day Road Center,
71 Day Road, Ventura, CA 93003
Winter/Spring 2019 Date and Time Location
CQIA Quality Improvement Associate (American Society for Quality) 1/9/19 to 2/13/19 Online
Security + (CompTIA) 3/11/19 to 3/15/19 9:00 am - 5:00 pm TBD
Advanced Excel for Manufacturers 3/27/19 & 4/3/19 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm TBD

To Register, Please e-mail or call: Daniel Rangel at or 805-652-5574.

Community Education
As modern society has evolved, so have the educational needs of our community. In effort to effectively serve the greater Ventura community, the Economic & Workforce Development Division provides Pre-apprenticeship education in association with our local unions and industry partners, and Adult Education programs, seeking to create greater access to quality education and training for all community members.

Our target population is the non-traditional student, or below post-secondary adults with barriers to employment. These programs use the "not-for-credit" platform to attract students who are not already being served through the colleges, and create college and career pathways for these community members using Pre-apprenticeship programs and Integrated Education and Training through Adult Education.

These students receive job placement services and educational support services as they move into employment and continue through their educational path. Instilling a culture of lifelong learning is a priority, thus we expose all students to collegiate programs of study in their career pathways as they move through training, and provide increased access by having them register in CCC Apply.

Adult Education

The VCCCD Adult Education Division is dedicated to increasing educational opportunities and services for adult learners, by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to participate successfully in family, community and society.

Our programs include:

Adult Basic Education

  • Elementary and basic skills most relevant to preparing adult learners for success in college, CTE, work and citizenship
Fall 2018 Dates and Times Location
Adult Basic Education 11/1 to 12/21 - Tues & Thurs  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Ventura College - Day Road Center,
71 Day Road, Ventura, CA 93003

Adult Secondary Education

  • High school equivalency instruction and preparation

English Learners/Civics

  • Assists second language learners in the areas of speaking, reading, listening, writing, mathematics, decision making and problem solving to gain life and employment skills and/or to progress through career and academic programs

Integrated Educational Training

  • Below post-secondary adults workforce preparation and training, in conjunction with basic academic, with the goal of accelerating the student path to fulfilling work and competitive employment
  • Programs are designed to meet the individual needs of each student and are based upon the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education
  • Includes pathway exploration, workforce readiness in a specific occupational cluster, in conjunction with technical skills training; all delivered concurrently and contextually in both classroom and community environments
Fall 2018 Dates and Times Location
Caregiver Training 11/1/18 - 11/29/18
Mon - Thur (Week 1-2)
8:30am - 4:30pm
Mon - Thur (Week 3-5)
9:00am - 4:00pm
Ventura College East Campus
957 Faulkner Rd, 106,
Training Room 6
Santa Paula, CA 3060
Caregiver Training 12/3/18 - 1/3/19
Mon - Thur (Week 1-2)
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Thur (Week 2-3)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue & Wed (Week 4)
3:00 pm & 2:30 pm
Ventura College East Campus
957 Faulkner Rd, 106,
Training Room 6
Santa Paula, CA 93060

For additional information on Adult Education schedules and resources, Please e-mail or call: Holly Correa at or 805-652-5514.

Contact Information

Location: 761 E Daily Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010
Phone: 805-289-6004

Staff Directory
blank spacer image Alexandria Wright
Director of Economic & Workforce
Development, Grants, and Contracts
P: 805-652-5516
  Daniel Rangel
Administrative Assistant
P: 805-652-5574
  Jessica Lau
Accounting Technician
P: 805-652-5549
  Holly Correa
Program Director I, Adult Education
P: 805-652-5514