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Gavilan College Announces New Website For Adult Learners I f you’ve been out of school awhile and need new skills, or are trying to help someone else find local resources, it can be daunting to know where to begin. A new website for adult learners now makes it easy to find what you need: aces.gavilan.edu. The website, designed by Gilroy’s award-winning Articulate Solutions, brings together in one place all of the adult education opportunities provided in our region. Gavilan College is the lead agency in the regional collaborative. Partners include Gavilan College Adult Education, Gavilan College Noncredit, Vision Literacy, Morgan Hill Community Adult School, San Benito High School Adult Education, and Aromas-San Juan Unified School District. The website is easy to use, organized by student goals: “Learn English,” “Earn High School Diploma or Equivalent,” “Become a Citizen,” and “Other Classes.” ACES Consortium Holds First Open House Event T he ACES Consortium was formed through a State of California grant, AB86, in 2013 when the California legislature dedicated funds to the purpose of creating regional adult education consortia throughout the state. The ACES group is planning a series of open house events for the community, titled “Dessert before Dinner.” Cookies and pastries will be served, and ACES members will be on hand to provide information about the programs they offer. The first event will be April 28, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Vision Literacy in Gilroy. Admission is free, however guests are encouraged to bring a children’s book to donate. For more information go to aces. gavilan.edu or email aces@gavilan. edu. Dessert Before Dinner Thursday, April 28 • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m Vision Literacy 50 4th Street, Suite 103, Gilroy RSVP: aces@gavilan.edu SAVE THE DATE: Graduation, May 27 88 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN MAY/JUNE 2016 gmhtoday.com