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College of the Redwoods is Hiring an Adult and Community Education Director

ProPublica Articles on Adult Education

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

CASAS’ CAEP Accountability Face-to-Face Training Coming to a City Near You

CA Facing Ability-to-Benefit Webinar 

Registration Now Open for TDLS

Save-the-Date: ACCE Annual Spring 2023 Conference

CAEP Deliverable Reminders
Deadlines and Deliverables

College of the Redwoods is Hiring an Adult and Community Education Director

The College of the Redwoods is hiring for the position of Director, Adult and Community Education at their Eureka Downtown location. Reporting to the Vice President of Instruction, the Director is charged with managing the college’s Adult and Community Education Department including managing the daily operations. The Director supervises instructional sites, supervises faculty and program staff, and oversees grant management, including the Adult Education Block Grant. This leadership plans, organizes, coordinates and supervises the operations and activities of adult education (non-credit) and community education (not-for-credit) classes and services. The Director represents the College within the scope of the assignment as appropriate to the state of California educational codes, rules, and regulations. The Director also represents the college in the local community.  


Review the complete position details by clicking on the link below. 

Position Details

ProPublica Articles on Adult Education 

In December, ProPublica released two articles on adult education. One article addresses the number of American adults who struggle to read and education system’s failure to teach them. The second article addresses how America’s adult education system is broken and some suggestions provided by experts to fix it.

Interested in learning more? Access the articles below. 

Part 1 (published December 14): A Fifth of American Adults Struggle to Read. Why Are We Failing to Teach Them?


Part 2, (published December 23): America’s Adult Education System Is Broken. Here’s How Experts Say We Can Fix It. 

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

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.

CASAS’ CAEP Accountability for 2022-23 NEW Webinar and Face-to-Face Training

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During the webinar and face-to-face training, Jay will provide an overview of quarterly and end of year CAEP data collection requirements, and steps for intake, update, and follow up reporting. During the training, new requirements will be identified and a review of existing guidelines for CAEP reporting, including initiatives at the federal level that may impact state reporting. Updates of CAEP reports and other tools that are available in TOPSpro Enterprise will be provided. State and federal level guidelines that affect CAEP data collection will be identified, and guidance to implement them at the local level will be provided. Lastly, practices for student enrollment, participation, and assessment implementation will be identified to ensure agency compliance and promote student success.

Register to attend one of the upcoming face-to-face trainings:

Salinas Adult School: January 25, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Silicon Valley Adult Education: January 26, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


San Bernardino Valley College: February 15, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Register to Attend

CA Facing Ability-to-Benefit Webinar

Ability to Benefit (ATB) is a critical equity strategy, ensuring that adult dual enrollment opens doors to postsecondary for adult education students. In 2022, the US Department of Education conducted a negotiated rulemaking process, reaching consensus on only one issue that impacts public postsecondary institutions - ATB. Come learn how partners are building pipelines in partnerships between adult education and CTE, and learn how to ensure that your career pathway efforts meet the new criteria and process that is expected to be established by 2024. 


Join Judy Mortrude, Senior Technical Advisor, World Education, Inc. on February 14, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for this webinar. Click the link below to register. 

Register to Attend

Registration Now Open for TDLS

March 3 and 4, 2023 (in-person and online event) 


The Technology and Distance Learning Symposium is OTAN’s annual conference with dynamic, hands-on presentations and lively discussions that show participants how to integrate technology to enhance the learner experience, extend the classroom to learners through blended and distance learning, and help adult education programs be more effective and efficient. 


TDLS is ideal for teachers, coordinators, administrators, and support staff at California adult education agencies under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, WIOA Title II — the federal grant administered by the Adult Education Office at the California Department of Education — as well as adult education staff who work at school districts, community colleges, community or faith-based organizations, volunteer literacy organizations, public or private nonprofit agencies, public libraries, state agencies, and correctional facilities. 


The Call for Proposals are now closed! 


Register now! 


Registration will close when registration reaches 1200 participants. 

Register to Attend

Save-the-Date ACCE Annual Spring 2023 Conference

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Join the Association of Community and Continuing Education (ACCE) for the annual spring conference. For over 30 years, ACCE has been the organization to host opportunities for networking, professional development, and advocacy for community services, continuing education/noncredit, and contract education programs. 


When: March 2 & 3, 2023 


Where: Whova platform – more information to come, including cost and registration 

CAEP Deliverable Reminders

CAEP Quarter 2 Student Data

The Quarter 2 student data is due by January 31, 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 is due on the same day, January 31, 2023.

CAEP Quarter 2 Expense Report

The Quarter 2 member expense report is 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.

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  • Jan 31: Student Data due in TOPSPro (Q2)
  • Jan 31: Employment and Earnings Follow-up Survey
  • 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) *
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