Ventura College (VC) has a longstanding commitment to serving students and helping them transform their lives through programs and services that will help them achieve their educational goals and career aspirations. This commitment is central to VC’s priority in investing in new courses, programs, and degrees. Strong Workforce funds will be used to develop and expand a new Agriculture Business and Agriculture Science Program; to develop robust connections between the community college, business, and industry representatives, labor and workforce and economic development entities; to improve training of students for the in-demand skills employers require through credit and non-credit instruction; and to promote student success and increase enrollments and completions. Funds will be used to purchase instructional supplies and equipment to develop, support, expand, and sustain the program. A professional expert will be hired to evaluate, revise, and strengthen the agriculture curriculum to ensure alignment from education to employment. SWP funds will also be used to strengthen program outreach and to encourage enrollment growth in agriculture jobs. To achieve these goals, the college will leverage various other funding sources, track and build upon existing regional investments in an effort to align resources, foster cooperation across workforce education and service delivery systems, and build well-articulated pathways in agriculture throughout the county. Regional career events, open houses, and networking opportunities with students and industry representatives in agriculture will create and sustain powerful partnerships.