March 7, 2018


Critical data-element changes will be made to MIS data-collection and processing beginning this summer. The MIS data collection and processing memo provides an overview, and the Data Dictionary provides greater detail about the changes.

The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office will host a webinar to discuss the changes on Thursday, March 22 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. via CCC Confer. 
To participate in the webinar:
  • Go to
  • Click the Meetings link under the CCC Confer logo.
  • Find the MIS meeting listed and click the green Connect button.
  • Fill out the form and enter the password: 712430. 
Webinar phone instructions:
  • Dial the telephone conference line: 1(888) 886-3951
  • Enter your pass code: 712430 
Also, you might find it helpful to review the archived MIS webinar from October and related materials:

California Community Colleges, in partnership with California Forward and the California Economic Summit, is holding Future of Work MeetUps across the state and inviting workforce development stakeholders to share observations about the future of work, learn about model workforce development practices and discuss strategies helpful to employers and workers.  

Registration is open for the March 14 meetup in Palo Alto at the 
Institute for the Future,  201 Hamilton Ave. Topics to be discussed include signals of the future of work; implications for employers and workers and overcoming worker barriers to upskilling. Input on priorities and actions also will be requested via live polling.   

If you can't make this one, there are a number of other meetups taking place in the coming months. Here is the full list of upcoming meetups.
A significant component of the Future of Work MeetUps will be a discussion of workers' barriers to upskilling and attaining industry-valued credentials. To that end, please share this link with your employer networks  so they and their employees can communicate their experiences. Share this link with workers  who want to give us feedback on their barriers to upskilling.


The new AEBG Field Teams met for the first time on Tuesday (3/6) during an all-day kick-off meeting. After a morning overview of the purpose of the Field Teams and their role in the three-year planning process, the committees met in the afternoon to establish a working process, review their scope of work, identify the concrete tasks they want to take into their next two meetings and identify who else should be at the table and a part of the discussions.

Stay tuned for more information about the new Field Teams in an upcoming edition of this newsletter.


The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office has announced the availability of $6.5 million in Proposition 98 funding for the California Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI), New and Innovative Grant Program. 

This grant opportunity is part of the fiscal year 2017-18 $15 million CAI, which seeks to create new and innovative apprenticeship opportunities in priority and emerging industry sectors or areas in which apprenticeship training does not currently exist.  The RFA instructions, terms, and conditions describe opportunities and application requirements for these competitive grant opportunities available to California community college districts and California Department of Education local educational agencies, including regional occupational centers and programs and county offices of education. 

A bidders' conference is scheduled for Thursday, March 29 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. via CCC Confer. Below are conference details for those interested in participating.
Conference details:
Meeting link:
Meeting Passcode: 178890
Dial your telephone conference line: 1-913-312-3202*
Participant Passcode: 178890 
*Toll free number available: 1-888-886-3951


Friday, March 9: 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.
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. 


Your community may not be aware of the scope or reach of adult education and might be surprised to know just how many lives you are changing through your programs.

You can use readily available program information, such as that provided in the regional fact sheets on the AEBG website, to craft social media posts that shed light on your programs' reach.

For example, you might post to Facebook a photo of a classroom activity or of students at last year's graduation with a message like this:

Sample Facebook message
At [insert name of school/program],
we're changing thousands of lives each year through our low- to no-cost programs that prepare adults learners to enter the workforce or transition to college. We served [insert total number of students across all AEBG program areas] in 
[insert academic year] ,

[insert number of students in program being featured in chosen photo] in our 
[insert name of featured program]  alone.  And we're just getting started - there  are  many more people in our community who would benefit from our adult education  programs. If you know someone who would benefit from basic skills or technical skills, have him or her visit our website at  [insert URL] to learn more about our programs.