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New partnership aims to expand access to Adult Education and Job Training

District 833 began a new partnership with Washington County, called Better Together. With grant funding from the Minnesota Department of Education, officials aim to expand access to free, high-quality education and training services.

The partnership brings together colleagues from Adult Education, libraries and workforce development to focus on how collaborative marketing and access increases communities’ capacity to improve adult literacy and workforce outcomes for those living in Washington County.

Better Together creates a one-stop shop for people seeking employment, skills and free resources. It is also a way for all entities to refer people to the programming that has the services needed including:

  • GED prep
  • High School Diploma & Basic Education Classes
  • English as a Second Language Classes
  • Digital Literacy
  • Workshops
  • Job Search and Training
  • Programs for Dislocated Workers
  • Family Literacy

“We believe Better Together will help even more people access needed resources. For example, people will be able to go to their local library and find resources to get job training or free adult education classes,” said Susie Evans, who oversees (ACCESS) Adult, College, Career, English Language, Skills and Services for District 833.

The ACCESS Program works with Washington County Workforce Centers, Washington County Libraries, and Adult Basic Education Programs in all of Washington County. Anyone looking for more information should click here.