Welcome to ACE. We’ve supported continuing education in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1968.
ACE provides for the continuing educational needs of the industrial, commercial, research, engineering, management and educational communities with instruction in the sciences, engineering, management and business areas located at the place of the student’s employment. This can be at the ACE Learning Centers established in partnership with San Francisco Bay Area schools and non-profits.
Educational areas that meet a student’s continuing education needs can be:
- On the job education and training for teachers and students
- STEM learning such as computer programming
- Security sciences
- School management
- Business education
- Language sciences
ACE’s Learning Centers go beyond the standard curriculum taught in schools supporting many low-income and immigrant families, along with education partnerships that expand skill sets for educators. This includes at-school seminars or workshops, teacher training, mentorship programs, leadership programs and specific classes at each school that train students for excelling at jobs in the sciences, engineering, management and business areas.
In other words, ACE supports dedicated educators and adult learners who need an accessible, supportive place to learn and continue their education for a better future.
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