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Tomorrow! Lunch with LARAEC 

LAO: Redesigning California’s Adult Education Funding Model Brief

California Community Colleges Adult Education Technical Assistance Provider Notice of Intent to Award to North Orange Community College

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

NEW! 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

Tomorrow! Lunch with LARAEC

Grab your lunch and join Justin and Michele for Lunch with LARAEC on Thursday, January 12th at 12:30pm. They'll be welcoming back advisor extraordinaire Samantha Ross with her regular feature, "Stuff I wish I knew." In this episode, she'll be talking presentation tools and tips for teachers, staff and administrators around using amazing resources like Answer Garden, Classroom Screen, Flippity,  and Pickerwheel. If you want to improve your presentation game, don't miss this episode of "Stuff I Wish I Knew!" 


Grab your lunch and join us from 12:30 - 1:30pm   


The zoom link can be found at  


If you’ve missed any of Lunch with LARAEC’s previous presentations, you can find the recordings here:  


If you would like to submit a proposal for future lineups, please also visit the Lunch with LARAEC page.  


See you on Thursday! 

LAO: Redesigning California’s Adult Education Funding Model 

The Legislative Analyst Office (LAO) released the Redesigning California’s Adult Education Funding Model brief today. In the brief, the LAO provides background on adult education funding, assesses the current funding model, and offers recommendations to improve it. The new adult education funding model recommendations include: establish uniform base per-student adult education funding rate; add performance component to funding for adult schools and CCC noncredit programs; eliminate fees for adult school courses; allocate some CAEP funding directly for consortium-level activities; adjust funding allocations annually to account for key cost drivers; and phase in a new funding model over several years.  


Access the full brief and recommendations by using the following link. 

California Community Colleges Adult Education Technical Assistance Provider Notice of Intent to Award to North Orange Community College 

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (Chancellor’s Office), in partnership with the California Department of Education, is pleased to formally announce the 2023-2024 funding award for the California Community Colleges Adult Education Technical Assistance Provider. This memorandum is a formal notification of the intent to award and lists the awarded applicant. 


This funding investment seeks to enhance the current technical assistance capacity provided under the California Adult Education Program (CAEP). The selected awardee will serve as a Technical Assistance Provider for the noncredit community colleges and the consortia to expand the support for community colleges with noncredit adult education programs. Together with the current K-12 Sacramento County Office of Education Technical Assistance Project (SCOE TAP), the California Community Colleges Adult Education Technical Assistance Provider 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. 

Link to memo.

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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