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AB 1491 Peer Learning Circle: The Conversation Continues on April 11, 2023

California Adult Education Students Succeed Nomination

Advancing CA Adult Education Model Program Nomination Now Open 

Call for Presenters - CTE Conference 2023

CAEP Consortium Management Webinar Series

CASAS’ TOPSPro Enterprise Overview and Employment and Earnings Trainings

WestEd's Adult Education: Using Data to Explore and Improve Equity and Impact Adult Education

CAEP Deliverable Reminders
Deadlines and Deliverables

AB 1491 Peer Learning Circle: The Conversation Continues on April 11, 2023

The AB 1491 Guidance webinar, hosted by the CAEP Office and CAEP TAP on March 23, 2023, provided a better understanding of the legislation, CAEP guidance, and how NOVA will support tracking of member and consortium carryover. During the webinar, attendees grappled with how to best implement the legislation, update their existing bylaws, track carryover, and more. In response to the need for continued conversation, the CAEP Office and CAEP TAP are hosting a peer learning circle (PLC) focused on AB 1491. The AB 1491 PLC will provide a platform for practitioners to participate in a lightly-facilitated discussion to continue to think and work through implementation of the new legislation. 


Register to attend the upcoming PLC on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Additionally, be sure to access the following AB 1491 resources: 





Webinar PowerPoint


California Adult Education Students Succeed Nomination  

With only a couple of days left, nominate a deserving California adult education student. OTAN invites nominations of California adult education learners who are successful as a result of the education received at adult education agencies for the California Adult Education Students Succeed program. The program honors outstanding students who are adults with significant life responsibilities, who have made positive contributions to the community, established and met life goals by attending an adult education program, improved the life situations of self and others, and overcome difficult circumstances in order to pursue adult learning experiences. The program recognizes the hard work that outstanding adult education students have completed in the pursuit of their personal, academic, and professional goals and aspirations. 


Who may nominate a student? When is the deadline? 

Nominations may be submitted from any California adult education agency between Monday, January 2, 2023 and Saturday, April 1, 2023


What is the nomination process? 

Nominations are completed online within the January 2, 2023 – April 1, 2023 nomination period. 

Learn more about the nomination process, scoring rubric and more by accessing the link below.

Nomination Details and Form

Advancing CA Adult Education Model Program Nomination Now Open 

In 2022, the CAEP Office and CAEP TAP recognized Castro Valley Adult & Career Education for piloting a fully online citizenship preparation class to make it more accessible and convenient to a larger segment of the community. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the citizenship preparation class was in-person, open entry/open exit and offered on weekday afternoons. During the first year of the pandemic, the existing format produced low enrollment numbers. In response to this challenge and the opportunities the pandemic presented, Castro Valley Adult & Career Education re-implemented their citizenship preparation program to an online format and enrollment increased to pre-pandemic levels. Learn more about this model program, including the unique features of the program and their outcomes, by clicking the link here


The Advancing CA Adult Education Model Program nomination program is open for 2023! The CAEP Office welcomes nominations of California Adult Education Programs, demonstrating innovative, emerging, or model practices for the Advancing CA Adult Education Award and recognition at California’s CAEP Summit. Model CAEP programs must be aligned to approved CAEP program areas and the adult education state priorities: learner transition, program development, equity, leadership, technology and distance learning, program evaluation, and marketing. The adult education state priorities align with the CCCCO Vision for Success goals and the CDE Superintendent’s Initiatives. 


Benefits to participating in the project: 

  1. Showcase a new, emerging, and/or promising program. 
  2. Share practices with other adult education programs and practitioners. 
  3. A video capturing the highlights of the top two scoring programs is created. 
  4. All qualifying program nominations are published on the CAEP website. 
  5. All qualifying program nominations are recognized at the annual CAEP Summit. 
  6. Stories and videos may be highlighted at conferences throughout California and distributed to local, regional, and state officials. 

How to participate in the project: 

Nominations must highlight a California Adult Education Program (CAEP) approved program area and may be submitted by any CAEP funded agency during the open nomination period. This year’s nomination period is March 1, 2023 - June 30, 2023. All nominations will be reviewed for completeness and for how closely they address the rubric criteria stated on the nomination form. Incomplete nominations and nominations that do not address the rubric criteria will not be considered. 


To get started, go to the Request Support page on the CAEP website ( and register as a new user or login to the website. Once logged in, click on the box that says Submit Nomination.

Nominate a Model Program

Call for Proposal - CTE Conference 2023

The annual CTE Conference has issued a call for presenters. This conference will be held November 15-17, 2023, in Rancho Mirage at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas. This is a great opportunity for adult education to showcase the work we are doing in Integrated Education and Training as well as CTE in general. All adult education IET and CTE programs are encouraged to consider putting forth a presentation proposal.  


Access the link below to learn more about the criteria for selection, requirements for presenting, presentation details and more. The last day to submit a proposal is Friday, August 4, 2023. 

CTE 2023 Call for Proposal

CAEP Consortium Management Series 

The CAEP Consortium Management Webinar Series kicked off last week! The purpose of the CAEP Consortium Management Webinar Series is to engage CAEP consortia and members in a series of webinars aligned to the CAEP annual deliverables and effective management of the consortium. Each session in the series will provide an in-depth review of the deliverable and how to complete the deliverable in NOVA. Access the links below to learn more about each session and register! 


Annual Plan for 2023-24: April 12, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 


Budget and Work Plan for 2023-24: May 11, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 


Quarterly Expenditure Reports for 2023-24: June 8, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 


CAEP Consortium Management 101: August 9, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


CASAS’ TOPSPro Earnings Overview Trainings

During the TOPSPro Enterprise Overview webinar, members of the CASAS team will provide an overview of the following:

  • Basic steps of TOPSpro® Enterprise.
  • Identify key features on the TE main menu.
  • Use data tables to review and clean up agency data, and meet quarterly submission requirements.
  • Input data manually, and through Import and export with third party systems.
  • Use TE accountability reports such as the CAEP Summary and CAEP DIR.

Register to attend one of the scheduled webinars using the links below.

TOPSpro Enterprise Overview: March 30, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

TOPSpro Enterprise Overview: April 27, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


WestEd's Adult Education: Using Data to Explore and Improve Equity and Impact Adult Education

Registration Now Open! 

If you have any questions, contact Blaire Toso – [email protected] and Ayanna Smith – [email protected]


WestEd's Adult Education: Gateway to College and Living Wage Employment

Join your colleagues for a full-day shared exploration of your regional labor market information, nuanced demographic data, and pathway planning & mapping. All trainings are tailored to your region.

Registration Now Open!

If you have any questions, contact Blaire Toso – [email protected] and Ayanna Smith – [email protected].

Topic Highlights:

  • Understanding local data to identify, inform and build pathways, including labor market, local workforce and equity needs, inverse staffing occupations across industries, such as health care and manufacturing.
  • Navigating dashboards, data sources, and partnerships to identify gaps in offerings and targeted programming to build seamless pathways.
  • Using an Opportunity Map to identify student centered transitions and goals along a pathway, including the need for bridge programs, on and offramps, concrete employment and education/training opportunities along a career pathway.
  • Identifying core components of effective sustainable pathways.
  • Full Training Description

Participant feedback on the workshop: 

  • Hands on work with the dashboard. Seeing labor market statistics and accompanying explanations. Rich questions and subsequent discussions. Dashboard was awesome!
  • All the databases, tools, and resources for LMI and correlation to potential careers.
  • I'll apply more data resources to strategically contribute to the design of pathways in my region.
  • Support department leadership in shaping decision-making by reminding/pointing to data.

CAEP Deliverable Reminders

CAEP Quarter 2 Expense Report

The Quarter 2 member expense report was to be submitted by the members no later than March 1, 2023. The consortium has until March 31, 2023 to certify the member expense report. *Please note: during this report submission, each member will certify they have either expended the 2020-21 allocation or will return the remaining amount to the State.

CAEP Quarter 3 Student Data

The Quarter 3 student data is due by April 30, 2023 in TOPSPro for K-12 CAEP adult education providers and WIOA-funded community college noncredit providers. Additionally, the employment and earnings follow-up survey was due on the same day, April 30, 2023.

CAEP CFAD for 2023-24

The 2023-24 CFAD, including the Consortia Report on Governance Compliance Rules and Procedures is due by May 2, 2023.

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  • Mar 1: 20/21 and 21/22 and 22/23 Member expense report is due in NOVA. (Q2)*
  • Mar 31: 20/21 and 21/22 and 22/23 Member Expense Report certified by Consortia in NOVA (Q2) *
  • Apr 30: Student Data due in TOPSPro (Q3)
  • Apr 30: Employment and Earnings Follow-up Survey
  • May 2: CFAD for 2023-24 due in NOVA *
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