Feather River Adult Education
One in five California adults lacks a high school diploma, and half of these adults have less than a ninth-grade education. In Plumas County, fewer than 25 out of 100 residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher, and nearly 2,600 Plumas County residents live below the poverty line. Season employment in a mountain region is a serious challenge, and in Plumas, the number of residents employed seasonally regularly decreases approximately 15% between summer (August) and winter
In 2013-14, California appropriated $25 million to the California Community College Chancellors Office (CCCCO) to allocate funding for two-year planning and implementation grants. The funds were provided to eligible consortia for the purpose of developing regional plans for adult education. The Feather River Consortium, now known as OnRamp to Employment,was formed in 2014-15. The Consortium consists of three Member organizations (FRC, PUSD and PCOE), and FRC was designated as the Consortium’s fiscal agent.
OnRamp to Education
OnRamp’s primary goals are to (1) develop a funding plan that addresses the gaps in services; (2) promote completion of high school diploma and/or equivalency, and (3) strengthen the local field of workforce and life skills preparation available to adult