Adult Education Facts

The Many Facets of Adult Education


Adult Education programs are designed to meet learners where they are on their educational journey. Get the facts and infographics on the many facets of adult education. Download the Fact Sheet here.

Be Proud – California is Diverse

Just as our regional economies are diverse across California, so are the adult learners that live in, and contribute to, their communities. Because of this diversity, AEBG empowers 71 regional consortia to design innovations and best practices that align with the goals of adult learners; these innovations are in turn shared among member consortia and partner agencies, sparking a synergistic trading of ideas and a vibrant, growing body of knowledge. 

Synergy Translates to Quality

The high quality programs and practices developed through the integration of K-12, adult education and community college resources on a regional level are uniquely suited to equip all available workers with the tools they need to contribute to California’s economic growth.

Infrastructure Means Access

There are close to 400 AEBG members and more than 1,000 community partners within our 71 consortia that work synergistically through our multiple partner locations in every part of the state that create available access points.

Adult Education has Many Facets

While Adult Education provides basic skills and literacy, AEBG’s partnerships offer multiple opportunities for adult learners for career and college readiness.  

Adult Basic & Secondary Education — programs in elementary and secondary basic skills, including programs leading to a high school diploma or high school equivalency.

Career Technical Education — a variety of career training programs that deliver customized curriculum needed to meet the diverse training and development needs of businesses, promote a skilled workforce with high growth and high wage employment potential, leading to industry certifications or meeting the required prerequisites and foundations for advanced career pathways.

English as a Second Language & Citizenship  — programs for immigrants eligible for educational services in citizenship, English as a second language, and workforce preparation.

Workforce Reentry — programs for adults, including, but not limited to, older adults, that are primarily related to entry or re-entry into the workforce.

Training to Support Child School Success — programs for adults, including, but not limited to, older adults, that are primarily designed to develop knowledge and skills to assist elementary and secondary school children to succeed academically in school.

Programs for Adults with Disabilities — programs for individuals with physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, or other medical disabilities who may need special education assistance, or who require a modified program. 

Pre-Apprenticeship — programs offering training activities conducted in coordination with one or more apprenticeship programs approved by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards for the occupation and geographic area.

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California adult educators in K-12 and community colleges work synergistically with workforce and education partners, community stakeholders and industry through the Adult Education Block Grant’s (AEBG) 71 consortia to ensure that students are prepared for life, for work and to support their families and strengthen communities, no matter where they are in their educational journey.

AEBG Office
Sacramento, CA 95811

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Educate & Elevate is a national campaign that raises awareness about the relevancy of adult education.
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