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Nominate a Model Program
As the 2021-22 program year is coming to a close, take a moment to reflect on the amazing strides your program has made this year. Then, consider submitting a model program recognition for an opportunity to be recognized at the CAEP Summit 2022. The CAEP Office and CAEP TAP welcomes nominations of California Adult Education Programs, demonstrating innovative, emerging, or model practices for the Advancing CA Adult Education Award and recognition. Access the model program nomination webpage to learn more about the nomination criteria, scoring rubric, and more. Nominations for a chance to recognized at this year’s summit close August 17, 2022.
CAEP Summit 2022 Call for Proposals Open
This year’s theme is The Power Is Yours! Use Your Plan to Evolve and Re-Engage! Share and discuss your promising practices, strategies, and other resources related to policy, technology/distance learning, student support services, transition services, equity and cultural responsiveness, innovation, partnerships, student data reporting, and more in your adult education program.
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
We have a rich calendar of professional development opportunities scheduled this spring with more on the horizon! Please see the events site for registration.
Building and Growing Apprenticeship with Equity in Mind
This Toolkit, prepared for the Foundation for California Community Colleges by Jennie Mollica and Peter Simon of High Road Alliance (HRA), was created to help those whose work involves designing and running preapprenticeship and apprenticeship programs to intentionally encourage and support the inclusion of apprentices who reflect the full diversity of our communities — in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, primary language, disability, age, sexual orientation, and other factors. The purpose of this Toolkit is to encourage applying an equity lens to every aspect of preapprenticeship and apprenticeship program planning, design, staffing, outreach, delivery, evaluation, and improvement.
Three-Year Planning Guidance Document and Template
The CAEP Three-Year Planning 2022-25 Guidance Document and Template are now available! The enhanced planning resources are ready to support consortia collaboration now.

California Adult Education Program

Building Partnerships that Count

Be Proud – California is Diverse. Just as our regional economies are diverse across California, so are the adult learners that live in, and contribute to, their communities. Because of this diversity, CAEP empowers 71 regional consortia to design innovations and best practices that align with the goals of adult learners; these innovations are in turn shared among consortium members and partner agencies, sparking a synergistic trading of ideas and a vibrant, growing body of knowledge.

The high quality programs and practices developed through the integration of K-12 adult education and community college resources on a regional level are uniquely suited to equip all available workers with the tools they need to contribute to California’s economic growth.

There are close to 400 CAEP members and more than 1,000 community partners within our 71 consortia that work synergistically through our multiple partner locations in every part of the state to create available access points for adult learners.

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