Welcome! East Region Adult  Education was formed in response to Assembly Bill 86
(AB86) which provides one-time funding to redesign the
delivery of adult education in California. The Legislature has committed funds to regional consortia of K-12 school districts and community college districts to develop plans for expanding and improving adult education services in five program areas:
 
  1. Elementary and secondary basic skills, including classes required for a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate
  2. Classes and courses for immigrants eligible for education services in citizenship, English as a second language, and workforce preparation classes in basic skills
  3. Short-term career technical education programs with high employment potential
  4. Education programs for adults with disabilities
  5. Programs for apprentices        


ERAE Governing Board Meeting
January 2017
Grossmont Community College,
Chancellor's Conference Room



East Region Adult Education (ERAE) is comprised of Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges, Mountain Empire Unified High School and Grossmont Union High School District Adult Education. The ERAE's geographic area includes the cities of La Mesa, El Cajon, Santee, Lemon Grove, Lakeside, Mountain Empire and numerous unincorporated areas.

The members of the consortium have been providing adult education in the East County region for over 60 years. Our 40+ members include representatives from Grossmont Union High School District, Grossmont Union High School District Adult Education, Mountain Empire, Grossmont College, and Cuyamaca College. ERAE partners include other adult education stakeholders throughout the region.

Our consortium members and partners focus on the following objectives for the regional AB86 comprehensive plan:
  • An evaluation of current level and types of adult education programs within its region
  • An evaluation of current needs for adult education programs within its region
  • Plans to integrate their existing programs and create seamless transitions into post-secondary education or the workforce
  • Plans to address the gaps identified
  • Plans to employ approaches proven to accelerate a student's progress toward his or her academic or career goals
  • Plans to collaborate in the provision of ongoing professional development opportunities for faculty and other staff to help them achieve greater program integration and improve student outcomes
  • Plans to leverage existing regional structures

With the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) we are moving from planning to implementation.