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Adult learners and anyone interested in completing their high school diploma, GED, English as Second Language and career training for good jobs in various industries is encouraged to attend the Sept. 18 open house, 4-6 p.m., at FRAEC’s new Feather River Adult School, 501 Main St., in downtown Quincy. Photo by Roni Java

Consortium hosts Sept. 18 open house for adult learners, career training

Need to finish your high school diploma? Earn your GED? Improve your English? Or get an industry certification?

Enrollment through the Feather River Adult Education Consortium (FRAEC) is open now and you can learn more about these programs at the new Feather River Adult School office in downtown Quincy and seven other locations in Plumas and Sierra counties.

Career help, GED and more

Find out more Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m., when the FRAEC hosts a community open house at its new 501 Main St. location.

Adult Education Director Michelle Abramson from the Plumas County Office of Education will be on hand to answer questions and talk about the center’s programs, including career technical education training and certifications in various industries such as forestry and fire protection, emergency medical technician, culinary careers and more.

Abramson will be joined by teachers Brad and Karen Miller and Whitehawk Ranch Head Chef Sean Conry who also leads the culinary arts program at Feather River College, a consortium partner.

“Everyone is welcome to visit the open house,” said Karen Miller. “People can learn about the different options that lead to a high school diploma or equivalency. They can also sign up for classes.”

Miller explained the Quincy location features a new GED Pearson Vue Test Center and drop-in lab. She said Plumas County has never had one before; the nearest testing centers were in Reno and Chico.

“We will eventually be offering other tests as well, such as for real estate and health care,” the teacher added.

Visitors can also take a look at the NEDP (National External Diploma Program) or the “Edgenuity” online program, which is how most FRAEC clients earn their diplomas.

Culinary career information

Chef Conry has worked with Plumas County Jail inmates teaching them culinary arts, Miller noted, so they will have employable skills when they are released. The culinary program is offered through FRC.

“Chef Sean and his crew are preparing the appetizers and finger foods for the open house,” Miller said. “He will also be there to answer any questions about the jail and culinary programs.”

Good place to learn, study

The Feather River Adult Education Consortium is comprised of three districts that include Feather River College, the Plumas County Office of Education and Sierra County Office of Education.

Miller said the new Quincy center is a good place to learn, study and receive tutoring and assistance.

“Last year, we were meeting our clients pretty much by appointment only and wherever they were willing to meet,” she explained, giving examples like local high schools, public libraries, school district offices and even restaurants.

“Now we have a beautiful building that has been remodeled and is ADA-compliant,” Miller remarked, encouraging the public to visit the open house. “We also offer regular office hours that include drop-in lab time in the evenings so that clients have access to computers to work on their online classes or to complete coursework.”

Feather River Adult Education Consortium Open House

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 4-6 p.m.

501 Main St., Quincy

Both in-person and online classes are available. Preparation and study assistance is offered free of charge.

Classes begin Sept. 10. For information, call 283-6500 ext. 5268.

Basic Math and English Skills

Tuesdays 6-7:30 p.m.

Computer Skills and Financial Literacy Classes

Thursdays 6-7:30 p.m.

– Earn a high school diploma

– Get GED preparation help

– Earn with the NEDP (National External Diploma Program)

– Learn job-skills readiness

– English as a Second Language

Program locations near you:

Chester High School

Chester Wellness Center

Greenville High School

Feather River College

Feather River Adult School – Quincy

GED Test Center-Quincy

Portola Wellness Center

Sierra County Office of Education-Loyalton

For more information, visit featherriveradulted.org/programs-classes.

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