Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) and the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) kicked off their Regional Consortia (AB 86) with an Advisory Group Forum and dinner on November 4 at Long Beach City College Liberal Arts Campus. Local adult education providers were 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 a
- 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 (both public and private) in the Greater Long Beach area to join the consortium. For more information, call 562.938-4548 or 938-4023.
AB86 Members and Partners,
The following research document is being utilized to support the AB86 consortium study, however this document’s data and analysis is an excellent reference source which may also be used to support other program initiatives within the Long Beach region. Please consider using this data for future endeavors to enhance our Long Beach community.