South Bay Consortium for Adult Education (SBCAE)


The South Bay Consortium for Adult Education is a collaboration of four colleges and five adult schools in Santa Clara County, California. We are working together to build pathways for adult learners so they can achieve economic self-sufficiency in an area with one of the highest costs of living in the nation. Our consortium is committed to having a positive collective impact on the local workforce, building a just economy and healthy community.

Community Partners

Connecting public adult education more closely to its communities and their needs was the clear intent of both the AB86 legislation that initiated our planning, and the AB104 legislation that funds the implementation. The SBCAE spent considerable effort to research demographics and other data about the regional economy and the needs of the local workforce development system. The effort was deepened by the participation of our community partners, both the organizations listed below and other key community informants. As a result, we believe our plan strongly reflects the values and objectives of those who live in the South Bay.

While our Three Year Plan was informed by these community partners, it is critical that we continue to seek their involvement as we set objectives on an annual basis. If you are a community based organization, or employer, who wants more information about the SBCAE and our work, please contact us through this website.

Through the summer of 2016, the consortium has worked with community partners to develop a framework to work with immigrant students to support their full integration into their communities. This kind of collaboration with community partners is what the State seeks through the new AEBG adult education model, and it is exactly for the SBCAE seeks to improve outcomes for our students.

Organizations Participating in the Development of the Three Year Regional Plan

  • County of Santa Clara Library System
  • County of Santa Clara–Office of Immigrant Relations
  • County of Santa Clara Social Services
  • CalWorks
  • Work2Future–Workforce Investment Board
  • Work2Future Foundation
  • Career Ladders Project
  • Partners in Reading–San Jose Public Library
  • Building Skills Partnership
  • Department of Veterans Administration (San Jose Veterans Center)
  • TransAccess (Solutions Provider for Disabled Populations)
  • Center for Employment Training
  • Santa Clara County Office of Veterans Services
  • The Alliance for Language Learners’ Integration, Education and Success (ALLIES)
  • Silicon Valley ALLIES Asset Map
  • Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
  • Pars Equality Center
  • Gear Up
  • Catholic Charities
  • Hope Services
  • Sacred Heart Community Services
  • Services, Immigrant Rights & Education Network (SIREN)
  • Campbell Community Center (City of Campbell)
  • Campbell Union School District Rosemary Family Learning Center
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Santa Clara County Office of the Sheriff
  • Ascent Employment Program
  • San Jose State University RCP Expungement Project
  • California Office of Vocational and Adult Education
  • California Department of Education
  • American Institute for Research
  • Outreach and Technical Support Assistance Network for Adult Educators (OTAN)
  • Connect/NOVA
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Mastermind Educational Services (testing for high tech certifications)
  • Mission College
  • San Andreas Regional Center
  • San Jose State University TESOL Program
  • Santa Clara City Library Program
  • Santa Clara County Continuum of Care (homeless collaborative)
  • Santa Clara University Arrupe Project (SCU community-based learning students)
  • Second Harvest Foodbank
  • SEIU UHW-West & Joint Employer Education Fund
  • The Learning Oasis (Healthcare Training Program)
  • Santa Clara County Construction Careers Association (S4CA)
  • Center for Training and Careers, Inc.
  • Grail Family Services
  • San Jose Job Corps Center
  • Goodwill Silicon Valley, Institute for Career Development
  • Campbell Union High School District
  • Office of Re-Entry Services