Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) and the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) are kicking off their partnership in an Adult Education Regional Consortia (AB 86) with a workshop and dinner on Tuesday, November 4 , from 3:30 – 8 pm at Long Beach City College Liberal Arts Campus (Community Room -T-1200). Local adult education providers are invited to attend and participate in this important planning effort.
The AB 86 Adult Education Consortium is a planning grant implemented by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the California Department of Education. The grant seeks to identify gaps and improve Adult education programs in five key areas:
- elementary and secondary basic skills
- classes and courses for immigrants eligible for education services in citizenship and English as a second language
- workforce preparation classes in basic skills
- education programs for adults with disabilities
- short-term career technical education programs with high employment potential and programs for apprentices
“Once again, the collaboration between our education institutions to proving to be one of the best in the nation as we work together on important efforts such as adult education”, said Long Beach Community College District Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley. “This grant is an excellent method to determine best practices for adult education that will ultimately strengthen our local workforce and therefore our economy“.
LBUSD and LBCCD representatives are seeking external partners that provide adult education programs in the Long Beach area to join the consortium. For more information, call 562.938-4548 or 938-4023