Economic Development

As a partner with federal, state and local organizations, Valencia College develops and improves upon training in the region for business and economic development. The college determines how best to integrate federal and state workforce funding to improve training and job placement by targeting occupations that are critical to retaining and expanding existing businesses and recruiting new industries to the region.

Valencia works closely with business partners to develop workforce training programs that meet the needs of business and industry through its flexible structure of programs, courses, workshops, and conferences. The college’s curriculum is designed to enhance the learning process and increase worker productivity in high-skill, high-wage jobs to make workers more competitive, efficient and marketable.

In a 2012 economic impact study, the college’s economic contributions to the region were estimated at more than $1 billion annually.