February 28, 2018


California Community Colleges, in partnership with California Forward and the California Economic Summit, is holding Future of Work MeetUps across the state and inviting workforce development stakeholders to share observations about the future of work, learn about model workforce development practices and discuss strategies helpful to employers and workers. 

The next meetup is Monday (3/5) from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Cerritos Community College, Learning Resource Center Teleconference Center - LC155, 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650. Topics to be discussed include signals on the future of work; implications for employers and workers and overcoming worker barriers to upskilling. Input on priorities and actions also will be requested via live polling.  You can RSVP to this event here .
We encourage you to attend this meetup, which is being hosted by the Southeast Los Angeles Workforce Development Board and Cerritos College, if it is in your area - and to help get the word out about it. For those in other parts of the state, here is the full list of upcoming meetups.
A significant component of the Future of Work MeetUps will be a discussion of workers' barriers to upskilling and attaining industry-valued credentials. To that end, please share this link with your employer networks  so they and their employees can communicate their experiences. Share this link with workers  who want to give us feedback on their barriers to upskilling.


The state's Legislative Analyst's Office is 
recommending r evamp ing funding for adult education and aligning certain policies. In this analysis, the LAO recommends the Legislature set a uniform per-student funding rate for adult education providers, establish a consistent fee policy (having all providers charge no fee or a nominal fee), and eliminate certain qualifications for adult education instructors. 

The LAO also recommends approval of the governor's proposed $5 million augmentation for data alignment but modifying the proposal to require each segment to assign and share student identifiers, which would allow the state and providers to see how students move between the K-12 system, adult schools, and community colleges. 


Preliminary Allocation Schedule

In case you missed it last week, you can now view the Preliminary Allocation Schedule for 2018-19 and 2019-20 by CLICKING HERE. (View legislative language related to allocations and CFADs.)
Consortium Fiscal Administration Declaration (CFAD)

Beginning in the 2018-19 fiscal year, all AEBG consortia and members will use the NOVA AEBG system to complete their Consortium Fiscal Administration Declaration (CFAD). Over the next few months, consortia and members will be meeting in a public setting to discuss member allocations for the 2018-19 fiscal year. CFADs are due no later than May 2, 2018. The completed CFAD will include:
1.      Creation of the CFAD showing the 2018-19 distribution of funds to each member of the consortium,
2.      A narrative justifying how the planned allocations are consistent with the extended three-year plan,
3.      Certification by each member of the CFAD information in NOVA,
4.      Designation by the consortium of the fiscal structure for 2018-19 - fiscal agent or direct-funded.

March 9 CFAD Webinar and Data Entry & Certification
A webinar will be held March 9 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. to review and answer questions regarding the CFAD process, the preliminary schedule, the entering of CFAD information into NOVA and the certification of the CFAD by each member.
On March 5, NOVA will upload the AEBG allocations by consortium and open the CFAD tables in NOVA for data entry and certification. CFADs are due no later than May 2, 2018 - there will be no extensions granted. If a consortium fails to meet the May 2 deadline, the state AEBG Office will use the 2017-18 CFAD in its place.
CFAD allocations may be adjusted and amended throughout the program year. However, keep in mind that the state disbursement schedule to direct-funded members cannot be altered during the 11-month (August 2018 to June 2019) allocation of funds process.

Disbursement notes: The AEBG allocations (base + COLA) are provided at the consortium level. Members may choose to provide each member in their consortium an across-the-board increase as a result of the COLA, or members may decide to allocate funds based on community need, and factor in carryover from  the  prior year. Either way is acceptable, but it must have consensus/full agreement by consortium members, who must  sign the CFAD reflecting their approval.


On the first Friday of each month at noon, the Academic Affairs Division will host a Noncredit Community of Practice First Friday webinar. These webinars are part of the Noncredit Community of Practice effort that launched with the inaugural Noncredit Summit held in May 2017. The webinars are conducted in collaboration with noncredit practitioners from ACCE (Association of Community and Continuing Education), ASCCC (Academic Senate for CCC), Career Ladders Project, and the CCC Success Network (3CSN). 

This month's First Friday webinar is as follows:

Friday (3/2) Webinar: Mirrored Classes

Time: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Description: This Noncredit First Friday Webinar will cover mirrored classes.  Some noncredit programs already  have  incorporated mirrored classes in their credit CTE programs and/or ESL programs. Don't know what mirrored classes are?  Tami Pearson, associate dean of career education and workforce development at Mt. San Antonio College, and faculty  will explain the ins and outs of creating these classes and how these opportunities create "guided pathways" into credit. There will be pl enty of time to  have your noncredit questions answered!
Webinar Meeting Details
Meeting Passcode: 219875
Dial your telephone conference line: (888) 886-3951
Cell phone users dial: 913-312-3202

Upcoming AEBG TAP Webinars are as follows:

Wednesday, March 7 Webinar: AEBG/AB104 Outcomes

Time: 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Description: Join Jay Wright from CASAS for a detailed look at the six areas of AB104 and the official AEBG reporting outcomes with each area - literacy gains, HSE/HS diploma, postsecondary, enter employment, increase wages and transition postsecondary. Information about how to distinguish the different outcome achievements will be presented. In addition, this webinar includes a detailed crosswalk between AEBG outcomes and what to record on answer sheets and input into the TOPSpro Enterprise software.

Friday, March 9 Webinar: CFAD Update

Time: 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.


If you missed the AEBG Data Collection and Accountability Regional Trainings last fall, there are additional face-to-face trainings coming up (list below). At each event, join Neil Kelly of the AEBG Office and Jay Wright of CASAS to cover the 2017-18 AEBG policy changes, data and accountability, program metrics, community college-specific changes and more.
Oroville Adult Education Center, Oroville
Thursday, March 15
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

San Bernardino Valley College, San Bernardino
Thursday, March 22
9 a.m.-12 p.m. 


Adult educators have a tremendous impact on the lives of adult learners, providing not only instruction but encouragement and support that is critical to seeing them through to the end of a program. Highlighting one or more of your adult education instructors is another way of telling the AEBG story. 

Through the use of a Q&A, as one example, you can help to put a face on the educators who work so hard every day to make social mobility possible for thousands of Californians. Among other questions, you might ask why they chose this career path and what is most gratifying about the work they do? Post the Q&A and photo of your chosen instructor(s) to your website, along with the Educate & Elevate logo found on this page (scroll down for logo link), and drive people to your page via posts to Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms.


Many adult learners do not view themselves as potential college students. Adult students often have a misconception about who a typical college student is, which includes age, educational level and future aspirations. Tam Adult School and College of Marin work closely together to change student perceptions and, in doing so, have created designated pathways for advanced studies into community college.


The California EDGE Coalition is seeking to hire an executive director. The organization is a coalition of business, labor, social justice, education and workforce organizations working to advance state policy and investments that create and sustain pathways into the middle class for all Californians, including individuals facing barriers to economic and social mobility. 

To learn more about this opening, check out the job announcement .