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Practices with Promise Success Story

Submitted By: Dr. Martha Garcia, Imperial Valley College


I.C. Stakeholders gather frequently for Information Exchange and Input

  • Type of Practice: Partnerships & Collaboration
  • Targeted Population: Adult Basic Education Students, Adult Secondary Education Students, CTE Student, English Language Learners, High School Diploma Students, High School Equivalency Students, Returning Students, Citizenship Students, Vocational Certificate Students, State &/or Industry Certification Students, Other: Correctional Education Students
  • Program Area(s): Adult Basic & Secondary Education, English as a Second Language & Citizenship , Career Technical Education
  • Consortia Involved:
    Imperial County Adult Education Consortium: Brawley Union High School District, Calexico Unified School District, Central Union High School District, Holtville Unified School District, Imperial Community College District, Imperial Unified School District, San Pasqual Valley Unified School District

The Challenge

Imperial County experiences some barriers that make it difficult for many residents to persevere and succeed. Moreover, adult education services greatly diminished during the past few years. Prior to the AB 86 legislation, there was no adult education provider collaboration. The local school district superintendents attend a monthly superintendent’s meeting, but the focus for that collaborative has not been adult education service collaboration. AB 86, Adult Education provided the opportunity to create a great collaborative that has a goal to provide the best adult education services to Imperial County residents.

The Solution

Frequent consortium meetings throughout the planning process that included stakeholders from all members and partners. In addition, constant collaboration between K-12 Adult Education Teachers and Faculty to elicit curriculum input. Moreover, during the planning phase there was a commitment to share financial resources with non-Prop 98 funded entities such as Imperial County Sheriff’s Office (County Jail) and Imperial County Library (Literacy Coalition).

Outcomes

The conclusions of frequent meetings resulted in trust among all stakeholders and ultimately were included in the Adult Education Comprehensive Report that was submitted to Sacramento on March 1, 2015. The main goal of the Imperial County Adult Education Consortium is to work in unity to help provide the best adult education services to adult learners in Imperial County. This goal will be fulfilled with authentic commitment from all members and partners. The consortium members and partners recognize the significance of adult education services, since this is the initial step toward higher education and/or employment and ultimately self-sufficiency.

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