Adult Education

Make Progress Through Education

Our Adult Education program offers classes and educational resources to help adults obtain employment, increase their wage-earning potential, and decrease barriers to self-reliance. Get started today.


Current Programs

The Adult Education program currently offers the following courses, certifications, and educational opportunities:

ACHIEVE! Financial Success

The ACHIEVE! program is an in-house financial asset building service that reduces and eliminates barriers to employment, self-reliance and further education. Case managers employ the Arizona Self-Sufficiency matrix to identify critical needs as a part of the career advocacy process before clients engage in an evidence-based curriculum which includes job readiness, relationship building, credit repair, financial planning and other skills critical to job and future success. This program for current clients only at this time.

Sauté Culinary Employment Program

Sauté is a 12-week in-house culinary employment training program. Applications are accepted year-round with enrollment opening three times per year. Courses are taught by trained chefs with extensive experience in the culinary industry. Students graduate with a ServSafe® certification, fundamental understanding of culinary job skills, and cost-efficient nutrition-planning skills, as well as résumé and interviewing skills. Upon graduating, students are eligible to gain work experience through Sauté Catering or Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services’ Millcreek, Draper, or Midvale Senior Cafes.

Child Development Associate Credential (CDA)

Utah Community Action offers an in-house Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) to qualified applicants. The CDA is the most widely recognized certification in early childhood education, and it offers great career potential once completed. Getting a CDA requires 120 hours of class instruction, plus an additional 480 hours of preschool classroom experience. Classes are held once a week and follow a school-year schedule.

GED

An online program for adults interested in earning their GED’s. In-person and Spanish online classes available through community partners in many locations throughout the Salt Lake and Tooele Valleys. These courses often provide flexibility to fit the needs of the students enrolled, and many classes are instructed by licensed K-12 teachers.

Post-Secondary Education

Utah Community Action provides referrals for adults interested in post-secondary education. UCA refers interested adults to our partnering local colleges and applied technology centers, where students can pursue vocational, career, and technical training. When possible, UCA also provides students with the direct contact info of the program administrators.

How to Apply

To get more information, contact our Adult Education Coordinator Carolyn Christensen.

Carolyn Christensen
carolyn.christensen@utahca.org
801-410-5733