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CAEP Summit 2023 Call for Proposals Now Open 

Advancing CA Adult Education Model Program Nomination Now Open 

Call for Presenters - CTE Conference 2023

California Community Colleges Technical Assistance Project Needs Assessment Survey

PPIC: A Regional Look at California’s Latest Employment Trends 

CAEP Consortium Management Webinar Series

CASAS April 2023 National Webinar 

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

CAEP Summit 2023 Call for Proposals Now Open

The CAEP TAP is excited to announce the Call for Proposals for the CAEP Summit 2023 is now open! The CAEP TAP welcomes adult education practitioners to submit a proposal to present a session at the upcoming CAEP Summit 2023, to be held in-person for the first time since 2019, at the Hilton Universal City, October 24-26, 2023. The CAEP Summit 2023 is an opportunity for adult education practitioners to share and discuss innovative and effective promising practices, strategies, and other resources anchored in the CAEP State Priorities: Equity, Leadership, Learner Transition, Marketing, Program Development, Program Evaluation, and Technology and Distance Learning. 


Access the complete call for proposal details, including the registration notes, by clicking on the following link. 


Proposal submission deadline: June 30, 2023. Applicants will be notified by: August 4, 2023. 


Submit a proposal today! 

CAEP Summit 2023 Call for Proposal

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

California Community Colleges Technical Assistance Project Needs Assessment Survey 

The Chancellor’s Office, in partnership with the California Department of Education, has selected North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE) to serve as the California Community Colleges Adult Education Technical Assistance Provider (CC TAP). The CC TAP will seek to enhance the current technical assistance provided under the California Adult Education Program (CAEP) by expanding the support for community colleges with noncredit adult education programs. Together, with the current CAEP TAP, the CC TAP will support and promote the CAEP Office efforts to increase student outcomes for CAEP noncredit students, career mobility for adult learners, and provide equitable training and technical assistance services for the CAEP community. 


This survey serves as part of a discovery process in NOCE’s inception year, to prioritize needs in the field, identify gaps in service, and enhance the current technical assistance capacity. Please take a moment to share with us your invaluable feedback to support noncredit community colleges and the CAEP consortia. 


The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, April 21, 2023


The CC TAP greatly appreciates your participation in this brief survey!

Link to Survey

PPIC: A Regional Look at California’s Latest Employment Trends  

In their latest blog post, PPIC addresses the current trends in California’s employment, while also examining what is projected to happen in the coming months. While employment is higher than it was before the pandemic, California’s economy could face headwinds in the coming months. California’s labor market continues to show signs of strength, with employment now 1.7% higher than it was before the pandemic. However, countervailing economic forces add volatility and uncertainty over the coming months: interest rates are rising, inflation remains high, regional banking is under pressure, tech layoffs are mounting after years of strong growth and hiring, and statewide unemployment has gone up slightly (4.3% in February vs. 4.2% in January). These trends are likely to have varying implications across California’s unique regions, reflecting, in part, differences in local sectors. PPIC looks at how seven major regions are faring and discusses the factors driving job growth in different parts of the state. 

PPIC Blog Post

CAEP Consortium Management Series 

The CAEP Consortium Management Webinar Series kicked off last month! 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! 


AB 1491 Peer Learning Circle: The Conversation Continues: April 11, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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 April 2023 National Webinar

The April 2023 national webinar is a bi-monthly update on CASAS assessments, training programs, and other customer-focused topics. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET. 


Agenda includes: 


  • New CASAS Assessment Updates 
  • STEPS and Math GOALS 2 Resources 
  • Summer Institute  
  • TOPSpro Enterprise Updates 
  • Upcoming Events 


Registration is required


Attendees will not receive a certificate of attendance for this webinar. 


A recording of the webinar will be available on the CASAS website following the webinar. CASAS hopes these resources facilitate your implementation of CASAS testing! 


CASAS TOPSPro Earnings Overview Training

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 the scheduled webinar using the link below.

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]


CAEP Deliverable Reminders

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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  • 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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