Workforce & Economic Development

Contract Education


The purpose of Contract Education is to provide assistance and customized training support to employers who seek to maintain and increase the productivity of their workforce.

Customized training through Contract Education provides local businesses with employee education and training designed to meet specific and immediate needs. Our educational opportunities range from: Short-term training seminars to long-term training programs. We are staffed with an extensive group of instructors who are experts in their fields and up to date with current trends and the latest advancements in their business.

Instruction can take place either at the workplace or in classrooms, labs, or in the field. We offer: day, evening and weekend training, developed around your company's needs and this cost effective approach allows you the flexibility of selecting date(s) and the number of hours for you training program.

Santa Monica College (SMC) is pleased to serve our west-side community and beyond with the goal of empowering students and the business community to earn degree's and skills certificates within their respective industries.

Available Training

  • Computer Skills training - MS Office, Database Management, etc.

  • Teambuilding/Leadership

  • Customer Service:
    1. What customers want
    2. Succeeding as a service provider
    3. Understanding customers needs
    4. Balancing competing demands
  • Communication Skills

  • Cultural Diversity & Awareness

  • Sales/Marketing Strategies

  • Business Skills

  • Literacy skills (Job-related) - Vocational English & Math

  • Management Skills

Be sure to check out the current Promo Pathway now being offered!

For more information on a Customized Training program for your company, please contact our office at or 310) 434-4199.