NOCRC's 1st Annual I-BEST "Project Asparagus" Symposium

50 participants joined NOCRC to learn how Washington's best practice, Integrated Basic Education Skills Training (I-BEST) has been implemented at NOCE through the Adult Education Block Grant and had a chance to become a part of the "next crop" of Project Asparagus as well as discuss how they could implement I-BEST at their campuses.  In addition to NOCRC members, these eight colleges, schools, and consortia were in attendance: Allan Hancock Community College, Glendale Community College, Pasadena City College, Rancho Santiago Adult Ed Consortium, San Bernardino College, Santa Ana College, Santiago Canyon College, Yucaipa Adult School/Inland Empire Consortium.

NOCRC's 2nd Annual Partners Breakfast: Rethinking and Redesigning Adult Education...Together

 The 2nd Annual Partners Breakfast was held Friday, April 15, 2016 at the NOCE's Anaheim Campus.  Over 90 community partners attended and enjoyed breakfast, learned about NOCRC's implementation strategies, and participated in break-out sessions to discuss how we can better serve the adult learners in our region by Rethinking and Redesigning Adult Education...Together.

Click on on "Prezi" to access the Prezi that was presented by NOCRC.

NOCRC AEBG Off-Site High School Lab Featured in Report to Legislature


The NOCRC's first off-site high school lab created in partnership with consortium members' School of Continuing Education and Anaheim Union High School District was featured both on the cover and inside the AEBG State Work Group report to the Legislature titled, Investments That Count. To view the full report, click on the link below.


NOCRC is Hiring!

The NOCRC is looking to hire motivated people that are interested in making a difference in Adult Education!  Positions will be added frequently, so make sure to check the OpenJobs page often

 2015 - 16 Adult Education Block Grant - Transition Year

Consortia across the state recently submitted their 3-Year Update and Annual Plans along with the 2015-16 Implementation Budget to the state and work is beginning in earnest on the proposed strategies for adult education.

NOCRC AEBG 2015-16 Next Steps:

Implementation of the approved strategies including hiring new consortium staff and faculty.


  • Garden Grove Unified School District joined as a full NOCRC member in October 2015
  • Orange County Department of Education joined as a full NOCRC member in October 2015
  • NOCRC allocated $3.5M for the 2015-16 school year (of the $500M statewide, $137M was given the K-12 MOE and the balance was then allocated to consortia based on the approved funding formula)


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