SACRAMENTO, Calif. – With nearly 4,000 global entries, the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) awarded the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Workforce & Economic Development Division (WEDD)  and Full Capacity Marketing, Inc (FCM) a total of seven Davey’s for communications projects ranging from employer engagement, adult education and community reports. The Davey Awards is judged and overseen by the AIVA, a 700+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current membership represents a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media firms including Condé Nast, Disney, General Electric, Microsoft,, MTV, and Yahoo! to name a few.

The team received one Gold and three Silver Daveys for its recently launched website for California employers, a companion site for its statewide career education campaign for students. “It’s an honor to work collaboratively with the WEDD and its Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy framework (DWM)that tackles large scale workforce and education challenges,” said FCM CEO, Celina Shands.  “These communications tools play an important role to engage private sector companies in the WEDD’s important mission.”

Other Daveys awarded include a Gold Davey for the WEDD annual report that informs the community about its key contributions and success outcomes with all of its key initiatives. The WEDD is home to nine innovative sub-brands that are part of the DWM framework that specialize in various workforce and education initiatives from soft skills development, makerspaces, and a host of educational campaigns to name a few. A Gold Davey was awarded for the WEDD brand guidelines that support cross promotion of this work across the division and among its stakeholders.

Lastly, a Silver Davey was awarded for the WEDD’s collaborative project with the California Department of Education called the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG), a systems-building approach to creating 71 regional consortia among K-12 and community colleges resulting in innovations in adult education service delivery.  The AEBG interactive magazine showcases the AEBG innovations and successes to legislators and informs them about their investments in this system.

“The work entered into this year’s Daveys portrays the smart approach to creativity that embodies the capabilities and talents of organizations from across the world,” noted Derek Howard, executive director of the AIVA. He added “On behalf of the Davey Awards and our Academy, we want to applaud this year’s entrants for their dedication and commitment to their craft. We offer our congratulations once again to those selected as winners for the exceptional work they submitted.”