We respond to needs and interests expressed by businesses, groups, and individuals in choosing courses. In the Community Life program, SCAE offers classes which will expand learning AND create enough revenue to cover costs. In the Academic program we select courses that enable students to fulfill their goals to acquire high school credentials, prepare for college, or enhance literacy skills for better employment opportunities. We meet with business partners to determine their current and anticipated employment needs so that we can identify appropriate courses for our Job Skills program. Federal guidelines about proper use of public facilities also influence course selection.