(Source Press Release) The Sierra Joint Consortium for Adult Education (SJCAE) will hold a public meeting on March 9, 2016, from 4 – 5:30 PM at the Holiday Inn located at 120 Grass Valley Highway in Auburn CA. The public is invited to attend this meeting. There will be opportunities to make public comments as well as ask questions.
The consortium, also known as Sierra ASSETS (Adult Student Support, Education & Training Services), 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. The California Department of Education provides funding to the consortium through the Adult Education Block Grant Program (AEBG). To help connect services that support adult students in Placer and Nevada counties, the consortium has also formed partnerships with many community organizations.
At this public meeting, the consortium will officially welcome Tahoe Truckee Unified Adult Education Programs as its newest member. Consortium representatives will present a report on the 2015-16 budget and the projected budget for 2016-17. Attendees will hear highlights of the three year plan, receive information on the performance measures and learn what progress has been made toward goals.
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.