Students from South San Francisco Adult School, Jefferson Adult School, and the greater community participated in the “College Readiness” event on May 5, 2018 by engaging in various workshops to better prepare them for their first semester at Skyline College.

Workshops were collaboratively designed and led by Skyline College’s ESOL Department, The English Language Institute, Skyline College’s Workforce Development, South San Francisco Adult School, and Jefferson Adult School. The 15 students learned strategies to be successful in college and within the classroom—including time management skills and best practices for communicating with professors. Students also dove deeper into Skyline College’s technology platforms, heard about various career technical education pathways, and received advice from their peers (former adult school students currently attending Skyline College).

By the end of the event, students were able to know where to go for help, articulated strategies in overcoming obstacles, and had identified a career goal. The event and these partnerships were made possible through the Adult Education College and Career Leadership (ACCEL) Consortium.

Article by Stacy Nojima

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