Adult Education provides services to assist adults to obtain the skills necessary for employment and economic self-sufficiency. AEFLA funded programs target adults who:
- lack sufficient mastery of basic educational skills to enable them to function effectively on the job, in the family and in society; or
- do not have a secondary school diploma or its equivalent level of education; or
- are unable to speak, read, or write the English language.
In 2017, the Nevada Department of Education (NDE), Adult Education Office, awarded a multi-year contract to the American Institutes for Research (AIR; website: https://www.air.org/) to provide quality professional development and technical assistance to personnel working in Nevada's adult education and literacy delivery system.
Adult Education Programs in Nevada are supported by state and federal Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) funds authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in partnership with the following organizations: