About the Consortium


The mission of the Marin County Adult Education Consortium is to help adults (18 and older) in the region learn the academic and job skills they need to succeed.

The consortium is a collaboration between:

  • College of Marin, the Marin County Office of Education
  • Novato Unified School District
  • San Rafael City Schools
  • Tamalpais Union High School District
  • Shoreline Unified School District

Our members and partner organizations connect adults to educational programs that empower them to overcome past challenges, gain in-demand skills, and increase their earning capacity, contributing to the overall economic health of our region.

Did you Know?

The Marin County Adult Education Consortium is funded by the Adult Education Block Grant.

Want to learn more about state legislation and the Adult Education Block Grant?

See the AEBG website
Types of Programs


We serve adult students by providing programming for seven program uses (per state legislation AB 104):

  1. ESL and programs for immigrants. Eligible immigrant educational services in citizenship and English as a second language, and workforce preparation.
  2. Career technical education. We support career training programs which are short-term in nature & have high employment potential.
  3. Elementary & secondary basic skills. This includes programs that help adults earn a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate.
  4. Programs for workforce re-entry. For adults who are entering or re-entering the workforce, such as displaced homemakers, incarcerated adults, older adults retraining for a new career.
  5. Programs for adults with disabilities. Education to help job seekers with disabilities develop literacy and workplace skills that help boost their ability to become employed.
  6. Programs for adults supporting children. Education designed to help parents and guardians develop knowledge & skills to assist elementary & secondary school children to succeed academically in school.
  7. Pre-apprenticeship training. Educational opportunities conducted in coordination with one or more apprenticeship programs approved by the Department of Apprenticeship Standards for the occupation and geographic areas.