February 14, 2018


The AEBG Office will release the 2018-19 and 2019-2020 preliminary allocations, by consortium, by the last week of this month. Soon after, consortia will be able to view the 2018-2019 allocations in NOVA and will have until May 2, 2018, to submit their Consortium Fiscal Administrative Declaration, or CFAD, in NOVA. 

Please begin scheduling your public meetings now in order to submit the 2018-2019 CFAD by May 2.

AEBG 16-17 & 17-18 expense reports for Q1, Q2, & Q3 are now due by each member on June 1, 2018. The AEBG Office will host webinars starting in late March to inform members about how they can change their budget, report and certify expenses and meet state spending targets. Watch for updates in this newsletter.


Wednesday, Feb. 21 Webinar: Community Asset Mapping: A Tool to Support Program Success

Time: 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Description:  How can adult education programs involve communities in strengthening adult learners' success? Every community has a tremendous supply of assets that can be used to strengthen their program and solve problems. This webinar presents community asset mapping as a method for connecting with a community's multitude of individual, organizational and institutional strengths. Learn about and understand how to implement community asset mapping strategies from experts Jana Carp and Shileste Overton-Morris, in a conversation facilitated by Debra Jones. They will share stories of their work in facilitating collaborations that meet shared goals and concrete strategies that adult education providers can use to identify and harness the resources in the community that support student success. ALLIES will be joining the webinar to share an example of community asset mapping done with the South Bay Consortium for Adult Education (SBCAE).

Wednesday, Feb. 28 Webinar: AEBG Reporting in TOPSpro Enterprise

Time: 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Description: Join Jay Wright from CASAS for an overview of the new TOPSpro Enterprise updates to the AEBG Summary and AEBG Data Integrity reports, and some other features. The information presented in this webinar will help AEBG consortium leads and data managers successfully report student data each quarter and at year end.

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.

Napa Adult Education, Napa
Friday, Feb. 23
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
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. 



The week of April 9 is Adult Education Week in our state, and it is an ideal time to showcase what adult education has to offer. Planning is underway among consortia, with a range of activities that include open houses, a street fair, a bus tour to acquaint adult learners with program locations and offerings, as well as a campaign that takes adult education to the public with tour stops at markets and other places frequented by prospective students.

During this week, we also recommend incorporating the use of  the regional profiles on the adult education campaign website, Educate & Elevate California. To get to the profiles from the homepage, access the main menu and click on the Meet AEBG Consortia link, which takes you to a page with a map that shows the location of each consortia. Click on the region you want, and that will take you to the profile. 


A new AEBG website is in development and expected to launch later this month with a whole new look and feel. The new site is being developed with students, educators and AEBG administrators in mind, with sections of the site dedicated to these stakeholder groups. Content from the existing website will be migrated to the new site, though categorized differently. We will let you know when the new website has launched and fill you in on where some of the more commonly accessed documents are located.  


The Sierra Joint Consortium, which serves the Placer County and Nevada County regions, was on the verge of losing a one-stop workforce center, Golden Sierra Connections. Due to decreased funding, Golden Sierra was going to have to scale back operations to its primary location in Roseville. That meant the center would have to close its secondary location in Auburn, which would have left a huge gap in workforce support and services in the Greater Auburn area, and the thought of that created concern among agencies within the region.

Find out how the consortium addressed the challenge.


Mendocino Lake Adult & Career Education  (ML ACE) is looking to  hire an interim program manager to  manage, plan and coordinate activities of the Mendocino Lake ACE Consortium to ensure that program goals, objectives, outcomes and deliverables  are completed within the  established timeline.