Public invited to adult education summit |

Public invited to adult education summit

The Sierra Joint Consortium for Adult Education will hold a public Summit Meeting from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on September 16 in the Grand Ballroom at the Holiday Inn, located at 120 Grass Valley Highway in Auburn CA. The public is invited to attend this summit to get an update on the consortium’s activities, and may make comments as well as ask questions.

Also known as Sierra ASSETS (Adult Student Support, Education & Training Services), the consortium was formed in 2014 to develop a comprehensive plan for Adult Education in Placer and Nevada counties. The goal of Sierra ASSETS is to leverage the strengths of members and partners to deliver outstanding adult education programs and services with seamless transitions into the workforce or postsecondary education.

Members of the consortium include the Nevada Union Adult School, Placer School for Adults, Roseville Adult School, Tahoe Truckee Unified Adult Education Programs and Sierra College. Funding is provided by the California Department of Education through the Adult Education Block Grant Program (AEBG).

At the Summit, consortium members will review AEBG grant objectives, report on 2015-16 accomplishments and share current plans for 2016-17 activities. In the coming year, the group plans on offering more programs and services, especially in Tahoe/Truckee and Nevada County. The consortium is also developing a new website and opening a new career center in Auburn.

Additionally, Neil Kelly from the AEBG office will give an update on statewide progress. There are 72 consortia that have been formed and are submitting student data for evaluation.

The Adult Schools that belong to the consortium offer a wide range of classes including English as a Second Language (ESL), General Educational Development (GED) preparation, high school completion, career technical education, civics and citizenship preparation and personal enrichment. The schools teach skills that increase employability, prepare students to attend Sierra College and help students reach their goals.

For more information, visit the SJCAE website at

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