Our goal is to better serve the needs of adult learners (18+) and create an educational/career pathway for continual personal and economic growth in Shasta, Tehama and Trinity Counties.
The Northern California Adult Education Consortium
The Northern California Adult Education Consortium is the governing body for the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) serving Shasta, Tehama and Trinity Counties. These include high school districts and county offices of education that provide adult education (full details in the Governance Section). Shasta College is the fiscal agent for the AEBG project in this region. Adult education program areas include:
- Basic skills, GED, High School diploma/equivalency
- Citizenship, ESL
- Entry/Re-entry into the workforce (Including explicit ability for older adults to access these programs)
- Adult programs “primarily designed to develop knowledge and skills to assist elementary and secondary school children to succeed academically in school” (includes child development for elementary and secondary school children)
- Adults with disabilities programs
- Short term CTE (career technical education) programs
- Pre-apprenticeship programs/activities
Legislation: AB 104: Adult Education Block Grant
The California Legislature has passed Assembly Bill 104 which includes the legislation for the Adult Education Block Grant. The Adult Education Block Grant will fund adult education providers and the adult education regional consortia. Please refer to Sec. 39, Article 9, Section 84900
The California Community College Chancellor’s Office and the California Department of Education are working in partnership to implement the Adult Education Block Grant. The AEBG appropriates funds through regional consortia consisting of community college districts, school districts and county offices of education to implement regional plans to better serve the needs of adults in California.
Details about plans to target these priority areas in the north state can be found under the Governance Section of this webpage in Regional Planning documents.
Additional information about AEBG, including governance members, public meeting times and regional plans, can be found under the Governance page.