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Golden State Education and Training Grant (GSETG) Program
The Golden State Education and Training Grant (GSETG) Program supports Californians who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic with a one-time grant of $2,500 for reskilling, up-skilling, and accessing educational programs to get back into the workforce. This opportunity is open to community college noncredit and adult education students. There are specific eligibility criteria listed as it is tied to the impact that the pandemic had on the student and employment. The application is currently available online, however, the Chancellor’s Office is working with the CA Student Aid Commission to develop a paper application. Details on the availability of this paper application will be forthcoming. Explore the website to learn more about this opportunity.
Adult Education: A Gateway to College and Living Wage Employment
Join WestEd for a full day in person workshop focused on strengthening the role of adult education and noncredit education as a gateway to college and living wage employment. This training will feature tool demonstrations, hands on exploration, and group discussion to help participants make data informed program and pathway development decisions that support student transitions and success. Participants will use their own data to generate and explore questions and strategies related to implementing their consortium’s three-year plan activities. Plus, you will get the chance to engage with your peers across the region to understand and share promising practices! Check the CAEP registration site for a workshop near you.
Digital Equity Survey
COABE is conducting a digital equity survey and is requesting your participation. The pandemic revealed major gaps in basic educational needs such as WiFi and device accessibility for our adult learners who are often already dealing with major barriers to achieving their education and employment goals. COABE is committed to working with legislators, foundations, and the business community to illuminate the needs of the local programs and adult learners, but we need your help to do so. Please complete this questionnaire to help them continue to make the case for funding.
CAEP Accountability for 2022-23
Overview of quarterly and end of year CAEP data collection requirements, and steps for intake, update, and follow up reporting. Identifies new requirements and a review of existing guidelines for CAEP reporting, including initiatives at the federal level that may impact state reporting. Provides updates of CAEP reports and other tools that are available in TOPSpro Enterprise. Identify state and federal level guidelines that affect CAEP data collection, and provide guidance to implement them at the local level. Identify practices for student enrollment, participation, and assessment implementation to ensure agency compliance and promote student success.
TDLS Call for Proposals is Open!
The call for Technology and Distance Learning Symposium (TDLS) proposals has opened! This is an opportunity to share best practices, engaging strategies, and other resources or to facilitate a lively discussion with fellow practitioners related to one or more of the Category Strands. TDLS is this March 3-4, at the Chula Vista Adult School. This event will be both in-person and accessed virtually. Share your talent and perspective with others! TDLS promises to bring the adult educator community together to collaborate and build capacity. The deadline to submit a proposal is December 19th, 2022.

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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