San Bernardino Adult School in the 1970's
Due to Prop. 13 cuts, the number of classes at the Adult School decreased and the number of enrollments dropped from 7,000 to 3,000. The 70's also saw the introduction of the Career Guidance Center.
Lath and Plastering classes were held through the San Bernardino Adult School Vocational Programs. The electronics industry was booming in the seventies. Electronics was such that most normal people were able to understand and dabble around with circuit boards and to understand how things works.
Adult education was also showing signs of a growing popularity in Fashion Merchandising. These classes prepared students for entry positions in retail or wholesale merchandising careers. They would then be able to continue on to learn aboput other careers susch as a Buyer, Fashion Coordinator, Display Specialist, Department Manager or Store Owner.
In the mid 1970's the adult school had grown so much that it needed to expand in order to provide the classes needed for the community .