Message from the Executive Director

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Los Angeles Unified School District
Division of Instruction
Division of Adult and Career Education
333 South Beaudry Avenue, 18th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (213) 241-3150
Fax: (213) 241-8980

Vivian Ekchian
Interim Superintendent of Schools

Frances Gipson, Ph.D.
Chief Academic Officer
Division of Instruction

Joseph Stark
Executive Director

Dora Pimentel-Baxter
Administrator

Rosario Galvan
Administrator

PROVIDING A PATHWAY OF HOPE FOR LIFELONG LEARNERS

Dear Adult and Career Education Family and Stakeholders,

The LAUSD Division of Adult and Career Education (DACE), part of the Division of Instruction, has the mission of empowering learners as they pursue their academic, career and civic goals.  We collaborate with regional partners such as the Los Angeles Community College District, the City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department, and local employers to ensure that all learners are equipped to succeed in a global marketplace.

DACE is both a national and state leader in adult education serving over 70,000 students annually in programs such as English as a second language, academic and high school studies, and career and technical education.  DACE also administers the largest apprenticeship training program in the country with 61 trades and 41 individual program sponsors.  During the 2017-18 school year the DACE apprenticeship program served over 8,000 registered apprentices.

Our learners come to us with a variety of unique and diverse educational needs, and it is our goal to meet the needs of every student.  I invite you to connect with the Division of Adult and Career Education to explore the many options and programs available to you: www.wearedace.org. Learn what DACE has to offer and search out specific programs and schools in your region.  We encourage you to contact your local DACE adult school, skills center or occupational center for more information.  Our school staff is eager to assist you and enrollment is continuous all year.

We look forward to supporting you in your educational and career training goals. We are DACE!

With appreciation,

Joseph Stark

Executive Director

Division of Adult and Career Education

Vision Statement: The Division of Adult and Career Education will collaborate regionally to ensure that all learners are equipped to succeed in a global society.
Mission Statement:  Empowering learners to reach their academic, career and civic goals.