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Bacara Resort & Spa
“In partnering with SBCC Professional Development Center we have created our in-house training program, Bacara University. The training we have received from the Professional Development Center has provided our employees with effective communication, empathetic management and steps to building an inclusively diverse culture.”

Annie Montalvo
Human Resource Director
Bacara Resort & Spa

City of Santa Barbara
"The City of Santa Barbara began our partnership with the Professional Development Center (PDC) of Santa Barbara City College in 2004.  Since that time they have provided our employees with over 300 classes in topics such as Customer Service, Team building and Interpersonal Communication.  The PDC has been instrumental in providing quality training to our employees.  We receive regular positive feedback on the effectiveness of training in helping employees in their current jobs and in preparing for career advancement".

James L. Armstrong
City Administrator
City of Santa Barbara

Cottage Health System
"Cottage Health System is very pleased with the training opportunities made available to our management staff through this program. This is our seventh year of participation, and a significant number of our managers-both seasoned and novice-have taken advantage of classes on such topics as motivating staff, effective performance evaluation and interpersonal communication. In Spring 2008 we began offering ESL classes.  Having these classes available locally is a great asset to our employees, managers, and ultimately to our hospitals." 

Ron Werft
President & CEO
Cottage Health System



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