Educational Programs Programs within the context of the formal educational system or offered as an adjunct to the traditional school curriculum which provide instructional services that are individualized or specialized to meet the specific needs and interests of learners.

 

Vets Demonstration Project, San Diego Job Corps Center
Assists Veterans who are transitioning from the military to starting a new career. Job Corps offers hands-on training to eligible 16- through 24-year-olds in over 100 of America’s fastest-growing careers (Advanced manufacturing, Automotive and Machine Repair, Construction, Finance and Business, Health Care, Homeland Security, Hospitality, Information Technology, Renewable Resources, Retail Sales and Services, Transportation and more). After training, Job Corp staff will work with Veterans to find a job for up to 21 months. Veterans receive priority enrollment at all Job Corps centers. While they may attend any Job Corps center in the nation, there are three centers that offer dorm areas exclusively for Veterans. They will be living among other Veterans who are also transitioning from the military to civilian life. Those centers are: Atterbury Job Corps Center in Edinburgh, Indiana Earle C. Clements Job Corps Center in Morganfield, Kentucky Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center in Excelsior Springs, Missouri

ADULT EDUCATION Programs, usually offered by community adult schools or evening classes at local high schools, that provide instruction in fundamental learning skills for adults who have never attended school or have interrupted formal schooling and need to raise their level of education to increase their self-confidence and/or prepare for an occupation. Emphasis is placed on basic reading, language and mathematics.

Adult Basic Education

Adult Community Education, Miracosta College
Offers a variety of educational and enrichment programs for adults. Tuition-free courses include a high school diploma and GED instruction program, basic education and literacy, parenting classes, English as a second language (ESL) classes, and citizenship classes. Offers some classes specifically geared to senior citizens. Low-cost, fee-based enrichment courses include arts and crafts, fitness and health education, and computers. Some enrichment courses are geared to children and teens. Daytime and evening classes are held at various sites in the North County.

Adult Community Education, Miracosta College, San Elijo Campus
Offers a variety of educational and enrichment programs for adults. Tuition-free courses include a high school diploma and GED instruction program, basic education and literacy, parenting classes, English as a second language (ESL) classes, and citizenship classes. Offers some classes specifically geared to senior citizens. Low-cost, fee-based enrichment courses include arts and crafts, fitness and health education, and computers. Some enrichment courses are geared to children and teens. Daytime and evening classes are held at various sites in the North County.

Adult Education, Grossmont Union High School District
Offers students an opportunity to continue their education from elementary school to post-high school levels. Also offers certificates of proficiency. Classes include high school completion, GED, vocational, English as a Second Language (ESL), citizenship, job preparation, and parenting classes as well as general interest courses (arts and crafts, physical fitness, etc). Career and educational counseling is also available by appointment. Some classes are available online. Course offerings vary by location: the Health Occupations Center focuses on vocational programs for health care services and the East County Career Center focuses on job skills training.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education, San Diego Community College District, West City Campus (Point Loma)
Provides adult basic education classes along with specialized courses such as GED preparation/high school diploma program, English as a second language (ESL), Citizenship Classes, and Job Skills Training/Certificate Programs (Computer Training, Office Assistant, Law Clerk, Computer Software, Accounting, Culinary Arts, Health Career Training, Commercial Printing, and Automotive). Classes for senior citizens are also offered at various locations throughout the City of San Diego. Programs vary by site and some classes are available online.

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION Secondary or postsecondary education programs available in regular or trade high schools or through separate vocational centers or programs that provide formal preparation for semiskilled, skilled, technical or professional occupations for high-school-aged students and, in some cases, adults who have opted to develop or expand their employment opportunities, often in lieu of preparing for college entry. Vocational education programs help participants prepare for full-time employment upon graduation, part-time employment while in school or for more advanced vocational training at the postsecondary level.

Basic Manufacturing/Shipyard Training, Comprehensive Training Systems
Offers basic manufacturing/shipyard training to assist students with the necessary basic skills to enter employment in the shipbuilding and manufacturing industry. Subjects taught include related math, blueprint reading, ability to measure parts, read and understand shop manuals, drill, and grind and fabricate sub-assemblies, welding and application most commonly used in a shipyard environment. Upon successful completion, students utilize their knowledge to obtain entry-level positions in the manufacturing industry.

Vets Demonstration Project, San Diego Job Corps Center
Assists Veterans who are transitioning from the military to starting a new career. Job Corps offers hands-on training to eligible 16- through 24-year-olds in over 100 of America’s fastest-growing careers (Advanced manufacturing, Automotive and Machine Repair, Construction, Finance and Business, Health Care, Homeland Security, Hospitality, Information Technology, Renewable Resources, Retail Sales and Services, Transportation and more). After training, Job Corp staff will work with Veterans to find a job for up to 21 months. Veterans receive priority enrollment at all Job Corps centers. While they may attend any Job Corps center in the nation, there are three centers that offer dorm areas exclusively for Veterans. They will be living among other Veterans who are also transitioning from the military to civilian life. Those centers are: Atterbury Job Corps Center in Edinburgh, Indiana Earle C. Clements Job Corps Center in Morganfield, Kentucky Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center in Excelsior Springs, Missouri

See also: 

Regional Occupational Programs

Vocational Centers