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Director's Message

It is truly an honor to be joining the team of dedicated professionals at the South Bay Adult School! Since 2005, I have been fortunate enough to serve the community of Redondo Beach in many different capacities and I look forward to leaning into the challenges to come with the SBAS family. The SBAS core values of Diversity, Integrity, Being Respectful, Student Success, Collaboration, Kindness, and Open Communication have always been a part of my focus as an educator and I relish the opportunity to put those values into action.


As we strive to provide you with the services and opportunities to make your own family, career and community goals come true, I encourage you to explore our expanding programs in the Career Pathways. These pathways are a result of our membership in the South Bay Adult Education Consortium and El Camino Community College. Our goal is to provide post-secondary education and training in a series of manageable steps with the support that you need. All of this leads to higher credentials, employment opportunities and increasing salaries in areas where new jobs are being created. We currently are offering four pathways in partnership with El Camino Community College:


Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – The Healthcare / EMT pathway prepares students to pursue a career in the healthcare field with an emphasis on preparation for the EMT Certification. Students enroll in credit-bearing college classes and receive certificates in Emergency Medical Foundations and Emergency Medical Technician.


Machine Tool Technology (MTT)- The MTT pathway prepares students for employment in machine shops, tool rooms, and instrument and experimental laboratories and provides upgrade opportunities for employed industrial personnel. Students enroll in credit-bearing college classes and receive certificates in CNC Machining, CNC Turning, CNC Milling, and Advanced Manufacturing Processes.


Construction Technology – In this pathway, students acquire proficiency in basic residential construction techniques and in analyzing, evaluating, and providing solutions for a variety of job site situations. Students enroll in credit-bearing college classes and receive certificates in Building Fundamentals, Additions and Remodeling, Residential Electrical Wiring, and Residential Plumbing.


Child Development- The Child Development program prepares students for careers in private or public programs serving infants, toddlers, preschoolers, children with special needs, or children in before and after school care. Students enroll in credit-bearing college classes: i)Child Growth and Development and ii) The Home, The School, The Community. These classes qualify students to apply for the Child Development Assistant Certificate.


To register for classes, just go to https://www.southbayadult.org/ or call us at 310-937-3340 and one of our caring staff members can help you get the answers that you need to help you meet your goals!


Drew Gamet, Director
South Bay Adult School