Sweetwater District Adult Education Program Offers Free Classes for 2020-21 School Year

Sweetwater District Adult Education Program Offers Free Classes for 2020-21 School Year

Free Career Technical Education Courses Offered at Four Locations

In an effort to provide assistance to adult learners in the South Region of San Diego County, the Sweetwater Union High School District, Adult Education Division has launched Free Career Technical Education courses to provide aid for students and communities in need during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

“During these unprecedented times, it is our priority to help and support our community through this global pandemic by offering free courses throughout the South Bay,” said Audrey Diedorff, Teacher in the Adult and Continuing Education division.

While English as a Second Language, earning a High School Diploma and other classes have always been free, Adult Educations career training courses have historically been offered at a low cost. However, due to the global pandemic and it’s affect on community member jobs and finances, the program is aware that many students and families are experiencing difficult times and need support.

Adult Education has been a strong and integral part of Sweetwater Districts educational programing for many years. Adult Education provides adult students, with valuable career and technical education, so students can enter the workforce with skills and competencies to be successful in pursuing advanced training in postsecondary educational institutions or upgrade existing skills and knowledge.

Courses will be offered for the 2020-2021 school year at four locations of the districts adult schools that include: Chula Vista Adult, Montgomery Adult, San Ysidro Adult and National City Adult School. A few of the course offerings include, administrative medical assistant, certified nursing assistant, computer applications, health care essentials, medical coding and billing, pastry chef, culinary arts and security.

“The Adult Education Division has always been committed to meeting the needs of the South Bay community,” said Diedorff. “We encourage community members to come learn a new career or trade with us. All courses are currently online and are available mornings and evenings.”

For more information, and for details on courses visit, adulteducation.sweetwaterschools.org/cte.