Frequently Asked Questions

What is Contract Education? Return

Contract Education is the delivery of customized performance-based training, assessment and consulting services to local employers.  Contract Education offers day, evening and weekend training — developed to meet your company’s needs. This cost effective approach allows you to select the date(s), the number of hours and the training location.  We also offer a variety of online courses meet your eLearning requests.

What are the steps involved? Return

We work closely with you through the following steps to set up a program that meets your needs.

Needs Analysis Return

Starting with your business goals, our first step is to determine what employee performance is needed to achieve those goals. Along with that, the current performance level is determined. Causes and barriers to close the "performance gap" are identified.

 Skills Assessment Return

Next, we identify training and/or workplace solutions. Working closely with in-house learning and development staff and subject matter experts (SME), customized solutions are developed specifically for performance improvement.

Training & Workplace Solutions Return

Once the performance gap is determined as a training need and/or change(s) in the work environment, we'll support you in implementing a plan. Training can be provided at your office or one of our 10 campus locations. We are available when you need us - any shift, in a time frame that fits your business schedule.

Evaluation and Measuring Impact Return

Finally, we assist you in evaluating performance improvement in the workplace. Measuring the impact of improved on-the-job performance links directly back to your business goals and an improved bottom line.

Where is the training held? Return

For your convenience, the training can be held at your work site, or at any of City College’s 10 campus locations. We are available when you need us - any shift, in a time frame that fits your business schedule.

What is the cost? Return

Contract Education can customize a training plan at low cost, on short notice, to meet your specific needs. Some of the elements that are considered in determining the cost include: the number of hours of the program, instructor fees, development time, and instructional materials needed for the program. Based on your budget and objectives, Contract Education will propose fees and work with you to develop high quality solutions that fit your learning and development budget.

Why partner with CCSF Office of Contract Education? Return

  • Office of Contract Education customizes training to your industry and to your specific business needs.
  • Depending on your objectives, employee skill level and your schedule, we can offer not-for-credit courses on most workforce training topics of any length, at almost any time, and on-site or at one of the 10 campus locations in San Francisco.
  • Our strength of experience makes us uniquely qualified to assist business to attain their goals.
  • Because of the breadth of courses, local employers can tap into the wealth of knowledge and topics available through College instructors that have practical experience in their field and develop training to address your specific business needs.

What classes are available? Return

Since the programs are customized to meet the needs of the employer, Office of Contract Education can offer not-for-credit courses on most workforce training topics of any length, at almost any time, and on-site or at the College. For a list of training topics.

What do other companies say about the training? Return

Businesses say that they appreciate that the training is customized to their business, designed to meet their needs and offered on-site.

 

 
 
Updated July 23, 2008