Executive Dean, Workforce Development
Shelagh Camak is the Executive Dean of Workforce Development at Riverside City College. She has extensive experience in designing programs and services for non-traditional students including the New Visions program, which was an innovative partnership between Riverside Community College and the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services. The Workforce Preparation Skills classes, which evolved out of the New Visions program, provide students with a strong foundation in reading, writing, business English, mathematics, computer applications, and life management skills. Each course has multiple day and evening sections and is competency based and instructor-led which allows students to progress at their own pace while having an instructor to assist them through challenging subject areas. Shelagh also administers a TANF Child Development Careers project, a Parenting and Wellness program and the RCCD CalWORKs program. Shelagh has overall administration of a replication dropout recovery program, already successful at Portland Community College, for high school dropouts age 16 - 20 called Gateway to College Early College High School. Currently, Shelagh is working closely with Riverside County Department of Public Social Services to provide resources and services to pre-emancipated and emancipated foster youth.