Placer school for Adults advances students to better jobs

Building a foundation of education
By: Hannah Kanik
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Back to School Night

Placer School for Adults back to school night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 16 at the PSA campus: 3775 Richardson Drive in Auburn.

Prizes, informational sessions and more will be offered at the event.

Placer School for Adults is helping Placer County residents get better, more fulfilling jobs by providing five distinct career pathways and strong support services.  

The school is open to Placer County adults who want to earn their high school GED, take English as a second language courses or expand their skill sets.

Assistant Principal Steve Casperite said the school offers five career pathways that can lead students to better paying, more satisfying jobs with a 90 percent success rate.

These pathways are health, hotel and culinary, business, trade and Information technology.

“It’s what the community needs to get people back to work,” Casperite said. “It gets people better paying jobs.”

Casperite said there are several resources available to students such as transportation, temporary housing, childcare and food.

“Maybe they don’t have transportation or food or childcare,” Casperite said. “We make it so that’s not a barrier to their education.”

PSA partners with different community organizations such as Golden Sierra to connect them with these resources.

Students can decide how much of a time commitment they want as well, with programs and classes ranging from three months to two years.

John Bramow, business management teacher, teaches various classes from business management and forecast to accounting and property management.

Learning about business management is helpful if an employee of a business wants to become its owner or manager, Bramow said.

PSA is holding a back to school night from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 16 at 3775 Richardson Drive.

Arij Mousa, computer programing director, said the event is open to the public.

“We encourage people to come and explore the programs,” Mousa said.