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					Select Committee on Adult Education
Informational Hearing July 29, 2003

Joan Polster Sacramento City Unified School District

Adult education contributes to student success of school-aged children
Greater student success when parents:  speak English  work  literacy skills to high school level

SCUSD offers all 9 mandated programs
Adult and secondary basic skills  English as a Second Language  Citizenship  Vocational Education  Parenting

Adults with developmental disabilities  Older adults  Home economics  Health and safety

SCUSD - 4 adult schools

54 school sites and various CBOs

In Sacramento Region
 Adult schools provide non-credit education

 Community College provides credit


Adult education responds to changing community needs
 Short-term training for livable wage jobs  PELL grants to pay for training

 One Stop Center site for employment and

training related assistance  STEP case management

Community Needs
 Parenting for out of control teenagers  CBET for non-English speaking adults to

tutor school-age children  Self sufficiency and independence training for adults with developmental disabilities  Parolee reorientation program  GED testing sites

Skills and Business Education Center
Vocational training  Support services  Collaborative partnerships  Career development and job preparation activities

Program of Excellence 1998
 Wide range of vocational training

opportunities  Quality of programs  Community and business partnerships

Available training courses
Automotive  Court Reporting  Desktop publishing  Business

Available training courses
Medical  Electronic technician  Heating and air conditioning (HVAC)  Food preparation

Available training courses

Truck driver

Available training courses
APPRENTICESHIP  tile setters  bricklayers  roofers  glaziers  floor coverers  firefighters  barbers

One Stop Partners
Department of Human Assistance  Employment Development Department  Department of Rehabilitation

California Department of Corrections  Sacramento Employment and Training Agency  Job Corp  National Visiting Educators  Veterans

Educational Support
Vocational English as a Second Language  GED preparation  Refresher math, reading, and writing courses

Offender Reentry Program
Tuesday afternoons All released into Sacramento County in previous week

Offender Reentry Program
Housing  Jobs  Drug and alcohol counseling  Picture IDs

Drivers Licenses  Food Banks  Job skills training

Offender Reentry Program Partners
Parole Officers  California Highway Patrol  Employment Development Department  Department of Motor Vehicles

California health and Human Services  One Stop Center  Skills and Business Education Center  Sacramento Food Bank

Offender Reentry Program Recidivism Rate
 38% Sacramento County rate compared to

50% Statewide rate
 7% rate if parolee completes job training


Peter F. Drucker Non-Profit Innovation Award 1998

Truck Driver Training

Exemplary collaboration with other public and private organizations

Truck Driver Training
Fork lift operations  Warehousing  Truck driving skills
 

PIA contract to provide driving experience

STEP Case Management
Mentoring  Counseling  Tutoring  Individual Employment Plans  Employment preparation and assistance

Supplemental funding
Refugee assistance  Worksite literacy  State of the art equipment  Support to instructional program  Apprenticeship funds  WIA

Invitation to visit
Students develop new skills and self esteem Parents  Workers  Community Members

Invitation to visit
Skills and Business Education Center 5451 Lemon Hill Avenue Sacramento, CA 95824 Office of Adult, Career and Technical Preparation 916-433-2679

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