Assisting Providers of Adult Education & Workforce Development

 The ACCES/Finger Lakes Regional Adult Education Network is one of seven staff development organizations established by the New York State Education Department’s Adult Education Programs and Policy (AEPP) Team to plan and deliver quality professional development and training, and effective communication links to State and federally-funded agencies providing adult literacy services below the post-secondary level.

The goal of the ACCES/RAEN system is to provide research-based professional development resources to improve the skills of adult education practitioners and the quality of the adult education, family literacy and workforce development programs funded by NYSED.

 Serving the Finger Lakes Region of New York State

 The counties located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State are: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates.

 AEPP-funded programs in these counties prepare students to participate in education, work and civics opportunities so they are able to understand and navigate governmental, educational, and workplace systems and key American institutions.

Our Goals

  • Adult educators will possess the knowledge and skills to assess adult learning and deliver instruction consistent with NYS Learning Standards and the National Reporting System.
  • Adult and family education and workforce system partners will establish working relationships and share information to meet the outcomes of the Workforce Investment Act.
  • The collection and analysis of data and information will assess and evaluate the impact of staff development on practitioner performance, adult learning and the ability of programs to meet outcomes.

Contact Information:

Denise Ambrose
Director, ACCES/Finger Lakes Regional Adult Education Network
WXXI Public Broadcasting Council
280 State St./P.O. Box 30021
Rochester, NY 14603-3021

Phone: 585-258-0361
Fax:  585-258-0329