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SSSC23 Redesigning Practices to Intentionally Engage Adult Learners: Leveraging Regional Approaches to Implement Ability to Benefit
October 12, 2023 @ 1:10 pm - 2:30 pm
In this session, participants will learn about a federal program called “Ability to Benefit,” which can support adult learners in transitioning to college through the use of federal financial aid. The session will explore how Saddleback College and its adult education program is redesigning practices to engage adult learners. To support the expansion of regional practices, the Coast Community College District partnered Career Ladders Project and other community-based organizations to provide a series of regional professional development sessions and shared inquiry to support building and scaling Ability to Benefit.
Presenters: Sherry Shojaei and Laurencia Walker, Career Ladders Project; C.J. Bishop and Stephanie Feger, Coast Community College District; Javier Corrales, Karima Feldhus, and Chantelle Gil, Saddleback College