Economic Mobility + Workforce Development
Economic mobility means that the next generation is better off than the parent generation. Community colleges support economic mobility and mitigate income inequality. Inequality frays the fabric of our democracy and the American Dream.
Community colleges arguably represent the single most powerful and prevalent tool for social justice, equity and opportunity in the United States by enabling students from various backgrounds to earn their credentials and positively impact economic mobility.
The Community College Center for Economic Mobility serves at the nexus of economic mobility and workforce development as an expression of the San José Evergreen Community College District’s (SJECCD) values of opportunity, equity, and social justice. Catalyzing economic mobility in our diverse communities is fundamental to the SJECCD colleges, which include Evergreen Valley College and San José City College. The Community College Center for Economic Mobility works to make the complex ecology of opportunity fit together like pieces of a puzzle. When all the pieces fit, we make real the promise of higher education for a better life, economy and democracy.
What We Do
From career development to Growth Sector colocation, our many partnerships throughout our community provide unique and enriching opportunities for our students to develop lifelong workforce skills.
Our staff aims to be a positive, reinforcing impact on your college experience. By engaging in regular professional development training and learning new skills throughout our network of partners, we're also working hard to be the best that we can be.
From career development to Growth Sector colocation, our partnerships throughout the local community provide unique and enriching opportunities for our students to develop lifelong workforce skills.
Our educational system exists within a network of organizations, to support teaching and learning, strengthen opportunities, and achieve excellence.
We're partnered with a number of research facilities that constantly strive to provide the utmost in community college impact and effectiveness.
Our students have access to regional partnerships, vibrant campus communities, and scholarship opportunities.
Through collaboration with the United Way, we offer SparkPoint services to make education more affordable and accessible to all.