About Us


Under the general direction of the Dean of the Professional and Global Education (PAGE) division and consistent with the long-range goals and objectives of PAGE, The Innovation and Workforce Development Hub (IWD) explores opportunities for innovative collaboration between Stanislaus State and the community, researching the viability of new program ideas and prospects for strategic funding. 

We seek to:
  • 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, as well as communities and industries, to provide workforce development offerings of professional and educational excellence
Our Philosophy

Innovation and workforce development are essential elements for community and economic development. Our work supports the region’s social and economic well-being by providing individuals with the skills, knowledge, and experience they need to secure employment with competitive wages and by promoting regional business retention, attraction, and economic growth strategies.

Our Approach

We align non-credit program development with regional workforce development needs and industry standards by identifying economic trends, regional skills gaps, and career pathways. The main focus of IWD is the development of programs that lead to: 

  • Micro-Credentials
  • Pre-Licensures
  • Pre-Certifications
  • Certifications
As a result, we’re able to:

Prepare individuals with flexible and manageable workforce training and experience that result in high-skill and high-wage employment.

Develop affordable, results-driven workplace training for businesses, organizations, and industries.