�We live in a state with a population of nearly 40 million people ? more than a quarter of whom are immigrants to the U.S.,� L�pez said. �We can no longer ignore the growing need for adult education services that will secure their livelihood and allow them to become productive members of society.�
To address the rise in demand for ESL (English as a Second Language) and citizenship preparation courses as well as Career Technical Education (CTE), which offers students core academic and technical/occupational knowledge, the Assemblywoman plans to introduce new legislation in the coming weeks.
�This year, I will work closely with my colleagues to get adult education funding into the budget to guarantee that these vital programs remain available to those wishing to strengthen their career skills,� she added. �It is a critical investment in the future of California and its residents and is therefore a matter that can affect us for generations to come.�
Assemblywoman Patty L�pez represents the 39th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Arleta, Lake View Terrace, Mission Hills, North Hollywood, Northeast Granada Hills, Pacoima, San Fernando, Shadow Hills, Sun Valley, Sylmar and Sunland-Tujunga.
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