Accel FlyerAll faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to a forum to discuss legislation known as AB 86.  The forum will be held at Skyline College on October 14, in Building 6, room 6202, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be served from 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Interested individuals are asked to RSVP at this link. The forum is sponsored by the ACCEL AB 86 consortium of San Mateo County.

AB 86 has many facets, and the ACCEL consortium is addressing the portion that affects adult learners.  So what is AB 86?  In a nutshell, it is legislation that allows for planning grants given to consortia throughout the state to redesign adult education into pathways that truly work for students from the basic literacy and GED levels all the way up to college and beyond. SMCCCD’s consortium, called ACCEL for Adult-Education College and Career Educational Leadership, was formed in Spring 2014 and has emerged as a collaborative and innovative group whose work is being held up as a model for other consortia throughout the state. Visit the ACCEL web site at .

The ACCEL consortium looks forward to educating our colleagues about the exciting work being done with AB 86 and collaborating on pathways that can help adults in our community achieve their personal, educational, and professional goals.

 Article by Leigh Anne Shaw