SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — The Sweetwater Union High School District announced Tuesday its Adult Education Division will begin offering free career technical education courses in South Bay communities 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, a teacher in the adult and continuing education division.
According to a district statement, English as a Second Language and GED courses have always been free through the district, and adult education career training courses have historically been offered at a low cost. However, due to the global pandemic and its impact on community member jobs and finances, many students and families are experiencing difficult times and need support.
The adult education program provides adult students with career and technical education, so students can enter the workforce with