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Glendale Community College
District Regional Consortium

Expanding and Improving Adult Education

About Us

The Glendale Community College District Regional Consortium (GCCDRC) includes educators and community partners committed to improving the accessibility of adult education in the Glendale District. 

The Adult Education Program (AEP) is made available under Assembly Bill (AB) 104 to provide funding for adult education and literacy.  This grant was needed following the decision to stop funding for adult schools.


The purpose of the AEP is to improve the provision of adult education through established consortia across the State of California.  AEP provides funding for:

  1. Programs in elementary and secondary basic skills, including programs leading to a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate.

  2. Programs for immigrants eligible for educational services in citizenship, English as a Second Language (ESL), and workforce preparation.

  3. Programs for adults, including but not limited to: older adults, that are primarily related to entry or reentry into the workforce.

  4. 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.

  5. Programs for adults with disabilities (AWD).

  6. Programs in career technical education that are short-term in nature and have high employment potential.

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


The Grant is governed by the Glendale Community College District Regional Consortium (GCCDRC) appointed members:  Glendale Community College (GCC), Glendale Unified School District (GUSD) and Verdugo Workforce Development Board (VWDB). 


The GCCDRC also has six partners who participate in monthly meetings, have signed MOUs to coordinate services and serve on Committees:  Foothill SELPA, Glendale Library, Armenian Relief Society, International Rescue Committee, Glendale Communitas, and the Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center. Additional participating organizations include Burbank Adult School, Burbank Unified School District, Catholic Charities Los Angeles, Clark Magnet High School, Department of Rehabilitation, and the Employment Development Department.


GCCDRC Operating Principles:

  • Vision:  All adult learners will have access to and participate in education and resources leading to meaningful employment or higher education.

  • Mission: The Glendale Community College Regional Consortium welcomes adult learners of all abilities and provides accessible pathways to skill acquisition and education towards viable employment, through multiple career partners.

  • Values:  Honesty - Integrity  -  Transparency  - Collaboration  - Acceptance of Individual Differences


Under AB 86, the GCCDRC was tasked with developing a plan for addressing adult education and literacy in the region and then received AEP funding to implement the plan.  Five Committees have been chartered to assist in implementing the annual plan:

  1. Career Pathways:  Establish continuing education, non-credit programs for adults to begin career pathways that lead to employment.

  2. ESL and Contextual ESL:  Increasing access to ESL for adults.  Develop ESL that can be customized and integrated into career pathway continuing education.

  3. Programs for Adults with Disabilities:  Develop programs that increase access to adult education and career pathways for adults with disabilities (AWD).

  4. Professional Development:  Training and development opportunities for staff, faculty, including partner staff.

  5. Communications and Marketing:  Communicating opportunities for adult education across the region and across all partners.

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