The Economic and Workforce Development (EWD) Division at Shasta College is an integral part of the California Community Colleges system, investing funding and resources in industry sectors that are key to California's economic growth. EWD's industry-specific workforce services are coordinated through a system of sector specialists that align community college and other workforce development resources with the needs of industry sectors and occupational clusters through a regional focus.

The goal is to invest in the skills of California's workforce, now and in the future, through partnerships with business and industry that result in highly specialized industry training, technical consulting, and business development. The end result is to meet industry's need for skilled workers. Shasta College is host to two Regional Directors of Employer Engagement for Advanced Manufacturing and Business and Entrepreneurship.