Sierra County Schools for Adults wins award for BEST in Schools; see what it has to offer at open house
Sierra County Schools for Adults is celebrating the receipt of an award for 2022 as (The BEST In Schools) category for small towns and rural communities from Awards USA. This is a national agency that reviews small town business marketing strategies and community partnerships in selecting the awardees.
The Sierra County Schools for Adults (SCSS) came to be part of the Sierra Plumas Joint Unified School District in 2019.
Wendy Jackson, the director and principal for the Adult Education School, has a passion for all adult learners to attain their goals of higher learning and improve upon their employability skills.
Partnered with the community, SCSA held “Town Hall” meetings to hear what the needs were in the county from residents, businesses and agencies. From those meetings several courses were developed. Across the county, the communities and business owners identified several areas of need that included training for the Hospitality Industry, Early Childhood Development, Emergency Services and High School Diploma options.
For hospitality services SCSA partners with Lake Tahoe Community College and Feather River College and hosts Guest Service Boot Camps, where employees learn many different skills to serve their customers. Coming soon, the new building will be completed, which will have several cook stations and classes offered on food safety, prep cooking, and chef level training!
SCSA currently offers CPR/First Aid classes for the Health Care Providers, Community members, and a special course for babysitters. Along with EMR, EMT, and Advanced EMT courses. These courses are certified through NorCal MT and NREMT (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians), and taught by Corina Tidwell, who is a Paramedic and assisted by Leah Turner. SCSA also provides professional development courses for the Health Care Providers in partnership with EPHC.
SCSA has ongoing enrollment for High School Diploma and GED courses. Open to all potential students 18 years up. It is never too late to finish what you started!
Three teachers bring students current with the credits that they need to complete: Wendy Jackson, Amber Williams, and Niecea Freeman.
SCSA offers Basic Computer Classes as well; where you can learn to use any device, learn computer terminology, help you navigate technology, stay connected to family and friends, assist with identifying scams and much more. SCSA is partnering with Sierra County Department of Health to expand these classes to community seniors and disabled through a grant that is targeted for reducing isolation and increasing interactions with family and friends and connections to businesses and services outside of the community.
SCSA also partnered with First 5 and Sierra Nevada Children’s Council, in offering support through coaching and professional development, for anyone interested in entering the Early Childhood Development Profession.
Work Space is open to the public: Make copies, scan-fax by email, shred documents, use computers. Free to retired seniors and Veterans. (With the exception of copies)
You are invited to the SCSA pen house:
Nov. 16,6-8 p.m.
605 School Street Loyalton CA.
Meet partners and staff. Come see what is on the horizon for your school!