Under the general direction of the Dean of the Extended and International Education (EIE) division and consistent with the long-range goals and objectives of EIE, the hub explores opportunities for innovative collaboration between Stanislaus State and the community, researching the viability of new program ideas and prospects for strategic funding. The main focus of IWDH is the development of EIE programs that lead to Micro-Credentials, Pre-Licensures, Pre-Certifications, and Certifications:

Competency-based awards reflect an individual’s skillset/mastery in a specific area. Micro-credentials reflect in-demand industry needs and may provide the awardee a competitive advantage in the workforce

Pre-Licensure, Pre-Certification
Courses that prepare individuals for licensing or certifying exams in specified industries

Courses that are required to earn a certification in a specific industry field


  • Further Stanislaus State’s mission by enabling students and community members with diverse skills and experiences to secure jobs, get promoted, and pursue careers to lead successful lives in a globalized, interconnected world
  • Identify innovative solutions that will bridge workforce gaps
  • Collaborate across colleges, campus units and departments, communities, and industries to provide workforce development offerings of professional and educational excellence