Contract Education

What We Can Do for You

For over 25 years, the Office of Contract Education at City College of San Francisco has worked with private, public, and international employers to provide training and non-training solutions to the workplace.

Our strength of experience makes us uniquely qualified to assist businesses to attain their goals. We can help businesses upgrade employees鈥 skills, build employees鈥 confidence level, bridge literacy gaps, supplement in-house training, deliver degree programs, and meet professional certification requirements.

Contract Education delivers customized workforce development solutions to San Francisco public and private businesses by offering a wide range of services through our business partnerships. We offer credit and not-for-credit on-site courses, customized training programs, certificates, and other programs that can help your business improve its bottom line. No matter what your business needs, our qualified staff can work with you to develop high-quality solutions that fit your budget.

Services and Programs

Contract Education offers an array of services designed to improve business and individual performance. These programs offer a single point of access to employers and individuals seeking training.

Performance Consulting Services

Business in a global economy is dynamic, increasingly complex, and highly competitive. To succeed you need systems and work standards that promote excellence, and a performance-oriented workforce. Contract Education鈥檚 Needs Analysis services can help you achieve this standard.

Together, we can conduct a detailed needs analysis at your business, which includes a comparison between optimal performance and operating performance. From there, we will work together to develop a plan to help your employees meet optimal performance. These services can help you build and retain a competitive edge by linking your performance objectives to your bottom-line business objectives.

As a 24/7 operation, we are flexible to deliver training at your location or any one of our 10 locations. Whether day, evening, or weekend, we can be there for you.

We support meeting your business goals through our four-step process (see right):

  1. Needs Analysis
  2. Skills Assessment
  3. Training & Work Environment Solutions
  4. Evaluation & Measuring Impact

Customized Training

Every business encounters an occasional training-related stumbling block - times when your employees need additional training to perform at their peak. Perhaps you have had a change that requires process improvement, or your workers need training in a specific skill. Maybe your new equipment requires an increased level of mechanical or computer expertise, or your workforce needs a boost for team cohesion.

Whatever the situation, Contract Education can customize a training solution at a low cost, on short notice, to meet your company鈥檚 needs.

Our solutions may include:

  • Leadership and Supervision Skills
  • Communication and Team Building
  • Customer Service
  • Computer Applications
  • Presentation Skills
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Career Transition Management
  • Business Writing
  • Many others.


Looking for innovative online education strategies and solutions? We can help. Contract Education offers a variety of online courses. Your employees can work at their own pace and on their timetables. Popular topics include accounting, business correspondence, spreadsheets for business, web page development, computer networking, and information technology.