Sierra ASSETS Adult Student Support, Education & Training Services

It is the intent of the Sierra Joint Consortium 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.

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About


The purpose of AB86 (now known as AEBG: Adult Education Block Grant):
The purpose of AB86 (short for Assembly Bill 86) Section 76, Article 3 is to provide grant funds to regional consortia to create and implement a plan to better provide adults with all of the following:

• Elementary and secondary basic skills, including classes required for a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate
• Classes and courses for immigrants eligible for education services in citizenship, and English as a second language and workforce preparation classes in basic skills
• Education programs for adults with disabilities
• Short-term career technical education programs with high employment potential
• Programs for apprentices


Who are we:
We are a consortium of stakeholders serving the needs of adults in Placer and Nevada Counties. Our members include Sierra Joint Community College, in the region (both Rocklin, and Grass Valley, and Truckee campuses) the adult schools in the region; Placer School for Adults in Auburn, Roseville Adult School in Roseville, Nevada Union Adult School in Grass Valley, each providing education services to adults in the region.

Our partners include a very long list of agencies with a focus of providing support to adults in several areas. If you are an adult living in the surrounding regions of Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Granite Bay, Grass Valley, Lincoln, Loomis, Newcastle, Rocklin, Roseville, Tahoe-Truckee, or one of the many smaller towns within this area, we want to support your educational and career-readiness needs.


Our Vision:
It is the intent of the Sierra Joint Consortium 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.


Our goal:
Our goals align with the mission in several ways. The first goal is to build a highly functional group of partners who share the same vision -- to plan and deliver effective educational programs and services to adults. The consortium name helps to explain this goal – “Sierra ASSETS” (Adult Student Support, Education, and Training Services).

The second goal is to provide a welcoming and responsive environment to adults seeking a better life through education and job training. Students will realize that there is “no wrong door” -- that the Consortium members and partners will be able to connect them to the proper agency; the one that is best suited to their goals and needs.


Timeline:
We are in the second year of a two-year planning phase to secure new adult education funding.

In the planning phase we are identifying the needs, the gaps, and the funds needed to fully support a new era of adult educational services and support in our region.

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