AB 86 Summit Presentation-v6.1

Report
Bridging the Gap
Sierra Joint Consortium
Summit on Adult Education
Summit Agenda
 Welcome and Introductions
 Overview of AB 86 Legislation
 Overview of Consortium Activities
 Break
 Small Group Work Session
 Debrief (optional)
The Steering Committee
 Bill Bettencourt – Placer School for Adults
 Project Coordinator
 Joyce Lude – Roseville Adult School
 Fiscal Agent
 Stephanie Ortiz – Sierra College
 Dean, Nevada County Campus
 Darlene Jackson – Sierra College
 Associate Dean, Career and Technical
Education
The Steering Committee
 Michael Brockman – Roseville Adult School
 Counselor
 Vanessa Leon – Placer School for Adults
 Administrative Support
 Diane McKnight – Consultant
 Retired Sierra College
 Nevada Union Adult Education
 Anita Bagwell
Assembly Bill 86 - Adult Education
 “It is the intent of the legislature to work toward
developing common policies related to adult
education affecting adult schools . . .and
community colleges including policies on fees and
funding levels.”
 “It is the intent of the legislature to provide
additional funding to the consortium in 2015-2016
to expand and improve adult education.”
The Sierra Joint Consortium
 “Sierra Joint” Consortium Members include:
 Nevada Union Adult Education – A. Bagwell, T. Dellis
 Placer School for Adults – B. Bettencourt
 Roseville Adult School – Joyce Lude (fiscal agent)
 Sierra College – Stephanie Ortiz, Darlene Jackson
 Consortium Partners include regional adult education
program and services providers.
 Sierra ASSETS
 Adult Student Support and Educational Training Services.
Adult Education Consortiums
shall provide:
1. Elementary and basic skills (high school diploma
or equivalency);
2. English as a Second Language (ESL) and
citizenship classes;
3. Programs for adults with disabilities;
4. Short-term CTE programs; and
5. Programs for apprentices.
Regional Plan Objectives
1. Evaluate current level and types of services
2. Evaluate current needs
3. Integrate and create seamless transitions
4. Address gaps in services
5. Accelerate student progress toward goals
6. Collaborate on professional development
7. Leverage existing regional services
Consortium Work To-Date
1. Evaluate current level and types of services
2. Evaluate current needs
3. Integrate and create seamless transitions
4. Address gaps in services
5. Accelerate student progress toward goals
6. Collaborate on professional development
7. Leverage existing regional services
Regional Gaps in Service
ABE
ESL
 32,392 adults  210,530
over age 25
English
lack diploma
Language
or equivalent
Learners
 80,311 need
literacy dev.
 Only 2,882
served by
Member
agencies
 72,307 need
citizenship
programs
 Only 923
receiving
services
AWD
CTE/Appren.
 51,231 adults
living with a
disability
 86,042 adults
living below
poverty line
 Only 317
adults
receiving
specialized
classes from
Member
agencies
 35,429 are
unemployed
 Only 1,587
are being
served by
Members
Strategies to Meet the Needs
of Regional Adult Learners
 Heightened outreach
 Alignment of educational programs
 Student support/transition services
 Streamlining referral processes
 Industry-specific academic pathways
 Occupational programs and internships
AB86: What’s Next?
Oct. 31st Regional Plan - Objectives 3, 5, 6, 7:
 Create seamless transitions
 Accelerate student progress/outcomes
 Collaborate on professional development
 Leverage existing regional services
Your collaboration, insight and partnership
are appreciated!
Breakout Group Assignment
1. REVIEW what our organizations do, what
we do well, and what we need help with.
2. OUTLINE plans for integrating/aligning
programs to support seamless transitions into
postsecondary education / workforce.
3. CALENDAR next workgroup meetings to
address acceleration of student progress and
collaboration on professional development.
Consortium 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.
www.SierraASSETS.org

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