CAEP eNewsletter

CAEP eNewsletter
In this Issue
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N&R Publication Student Story: Changing Lives – Hers and Others
TOPSpro Enterprise Release Notes – Updates for California
EDD Searches for Adult Education Providers to Participate in CalASSIST Pilot
CA Competes – Untapped Opportunity Report
PPIC – Views of California’s Economy Vary by Race and Income
Upcoming Webinars
Deadlines and Deliverables
N&R Publication Student Story:
Changing Lives – Hers and Others
After learning English at Fontana Adult School, Viridiana Preciado gives back to her school and others. Within two weeks of arriving in California, she enrolled in ESL and a year and half later, she earned both her ESL and high school equivalency certificates. Viridiana continued her education by enrolling at a local junior college, earning an associate’s degree in sociology and universal studies. Last Spring, Viridiana was accepted at CSU San Bernardino where she will study to become a social worker, while working full-time at a community clinic and volunteering at Fontana Adult School.
TOPSpro Enterprise Release Notes – Updates for California
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TOPSpro Enterprise has adapted the “NRS Core Performance” wizard, “NRS Core Performance Population” report, “NRS Core Performance Students” lister as well as the Invitations and “Survey Responses” listers to help CAEP funded agencies follow-up with CAEP only students in addition to NRS students.
Both WIOA, Title II: AEFLA and CAEP funded agencies are required to follow-up with students for employment and earnings. CASAS has adapted the now “Core Performance Wizard” to follow-up with students in all funded programs. All listers– Core Performance Wizard, Invitations, and Survey Responses – under Records will list students who exited and their quarter to take the survey.
EDD Searches for Adult Education Providers To Participate in CalASSIST Pilot
The Labor and Workforce Development Agency led a co-enrollment workgroup comprised of multiple state partners and several Local Workforce Development Areas that identified the need for a common intake and referral system between state workforce partners. That new system is called CalASSIST. CalASSIST promotes a no wrong door policy through the creation of a data exchange platform that creates a bridge between the partner programs’ unique data systems. EDD will be rolling out CalASSIST pilots later this Spring. If your adult education regional consortium is interested in participating in the pilot, please email Nicole Laktash at
CA Competes – Untapped Opportunity Report
The Untapped Opportunity: Understanding and Advancing Prospects for Californians without a College Degree report addresses the 6.8 million Californians who have graduated high school but have not completed college and the impact the current economy is having on them in the job market. The report identifies who the potential graduates are, how graduates fare in the workforce, and what policies would help potential graduate’s complete college degrees.
PPIC – Views of California’s Economy Vary by Race and Income
PPIC asserts many Californians continue to grapple with the financial impacts of COVID-19. According to PPIC’s January survey, 72% of adults think the state is in an economic recession and 41% are worried that they or someone in their family will lose their job in the next year. Amid a backsliding economy, PPIC sees considerable racial/ethnic and income disparities in Californians’ views of the recession and concerns about job loss.
Overall, one in three Californians say the state is in a serious recession—similar to May 2020, in the early stages of the pandemic. Across racial/ethnic groups, whites (38%) and African Americans (36%) are more likely than Latinos (27%) and Asian Americans (23%) to say the recession is serious. Notably, there is less variation in views by income level, with about one-third of each income group holding this view (34% under $40,000, 32% $40,000 to under $80,000, 29% $80,000 or more).
Upcoming Webinars
Free ICAN Safe Workforce, Safe Workplace Training & Certificate
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PST
The Infection Control for All Now (ICAN) Certificate/Digital Badge is now free online for educators and industry professionals. Join members of the Workforce Economic Development Division, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office as they provide information on the new ICAN program. Specifically, the ICAN program provides:
  • Free, self-paced two-hour training program for non-health workers to educate employees on preventing the spread of disease.
  • Built on CDC and CDPH content with industry input. Those who complete the course earn a Digital Badge and Certificate in one of seven areas: Distribution Center (Warehouse), Lodging Customer Service, Culinary Service, Engineering & Maintenance, Contracted Service and Housekeeping and Retail Customer Service.
  • Developed in Canvas for ease of adoption by educators.
  • A collaboration of the Health Workforce Initiative and Retail/Hospitality/Tourism Initiative, Workforce Economic Development Division, California Community College Chancellor’s Office.
CAEP Effective Practices Webinar – Transitions
Thursday, March 11, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PST
At the heart of the CAEP mission is supporting adult learners’ transitions to postsecondary education and employment. On this March 11 webinar, you will hear from High Road Alliance and a panel of CAEP consortium leaders across the state about the range of ways that adult educators are collaborating across systems and integrating services to support students in achieving their transition goals. Come be inspired by effective practices underway here in California, including some exciting innovations that stand out for their creativity, resourcefulness, and impact. Listen to presenters and then be ready to chime in with your own examples and questions for panelists and peers.
CAEP Effective Practices Webinar – Immigrant Integration
Thursday, March 18, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PST
The Immigrant Integration Framework invites adult educators to partner more deliberately with immigrant students to identify their goals and priorities, devise strategies across the Framework’s ten areas, and collaborate with other organizations to improve our impact. Join this March 18 webinar to hear from High Road Alliance and a panel of CAEP consortium leaders across the state about ways adult education supports immigrant integration through curriculum and instruction, student support services, and community connections and referrals. Come with questions and be prepared to share and learn about ways CAEP partners are addressing the Framework’s ten goal areas to support immigrant students and communities.
Deadlines & Deliverables
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  • Feb 28: Preliminary allocations for 2021-22 and 2022-23 released by this date.
  • Mar 1: 18/19 and 19/20 and 20/21 Member Expense Report due in NOVA (Q2)
  • Mar 1: Close out of 18/19 Member Funds due in NOVA
  • Mar 31: 18/19 and 19/20 and 20/21 Member Expense Report certified by Consortia in NOVA (Q2)
  • Mar 31: Close out of 18/19 funds in NOVA certified by Consortia in NOVA
  • Mar 31: End of Q3
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