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September 30, 2015


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This Week's Webinar Topic: Tour the New AEBG Website
This week's webinar on Friday, October 2, will give a tour of the new AEBG website. 

The new website will continue to be a source for the latest information regarding the Adult Education Block Grant and will archive the information from the AB 86 Planning Process. The new website and logo for the Adult Education Block Grant will have a fresh look and be easy to navigate to find the information you need. 

The webinar is from 12:00PM to 1:00PM and it will be recorded and posted to aebg.cccco.edu Please visit us at aebg.cccco.edu or see below for directions on how to connect to the webinar.  

How to Connect:
  • Dial your telephone conference line: (888) 886-3951
  • Cell phone users dial: 913-312-3202
  • Enter your passcode: 153705
  • Go to http://www.cccconfer.org/index3.aspx
  • Click the Participant Log In button under the Meet and Confer logo
  • Locate your meeting and click Go
  • Fill out the form and click Connect
New Reports Shine Light on Adult Education Issues
The Joyce Foundation Shifting Gears Initiative released a new Career Pathways Report. The Shifting Gears Initiative began in 2007 as a state policy change effort in six Midwestern states. Its goal was to help states better align adult basic education, workforce and community and technical college systems, allowing more low-skilled workers to gain the education, skills and credentials to succeed in the 21st century economy. This report tracked the efforts of Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin in increasing their programs for adult education at community colleges by using career pathways. Click here for the report.

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education released the report "Making Skills Everyone's Business: A Call to Transform Adult Learning in the United States." Lul Tesfai, Special Assistant, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education, referenced this report while giving the Federal Perspective during the Thursday morning plenary session at the AEBG Adult Education Regional Summit. Click here for the report.

The National Academies of Sciences released a report on "The Integration of Immigrants into American Society." The report includes chapters on poverty, occupation and wages; demographics; citizenship and civic/political integration; social integration (language, intermarriage, religion); the proliferation of legal statuses among immigrants; and more. Click here for the report.

Three groups--the Chican@ Latin@ Alumni Association, the Chicana Latino Student Development Office and the Center for Latino Policy Research--came together to present "A Report on the State of the Chican@ Latin@ Community at the University of California Berkeley. Even though it is specific to UCB, it raises issues that go beyond a single institution. Click here to read the report.
CCCCO Releases Three Grant Opportunities in Apprenticeship
Von Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor of the Workforce and Economic Division, announces three grant opportunities through the California Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI). 

The three grants are
  • Technical Assistance (TA) Grant - 15-192
  • Accelerator Grant - 15-193
  • Pre-Apprenticeship Grant - 15-194
Complete RFA application materials for these competitive grants can be found on the CAI RFA page. Applications are due by Friday, October 28, 2015.

Regional AEBGrant Workshops Offer Training on AEBG Implementation
Learn more about the implementation of the Adult Education Block Grant. The AEBG budget bill (AB 104) outlines specific requirements that consortia must follow. The AEBG office will host a series of workshops around the state to provide information and to answer questions about what consortia must do to meet the requirements of the Adult Education Block Grant legislation. This is a joint effort of the CDE and Chancellor's Office through the AE Block Grant Office.

These workshops are in addition to the AEBG Adult Education Regional Planning Summit in Sacramento. Technical assistance workshops at the Summit provided this information to attendees.

These workshops are recommended for consortia leads and other individuals who will be working on 2015-16 implementation templates, amended three-year plans, and grant budgets and expenditures.

To register, please click on the link below for the workshop you wish to attend:
Registration is limited to 35 participants at each location. Please limit attendees to key people from your consortium. Plenty of spots remain for the workshops. Two successful workshops have already been held at Baldwin Park and Fresno Adult School.

AEBG Adult Education Regional Planning Summit Held in Sacramento
Representatives from adult education consortia across the state met in Sacramento on September 24-25 for the AEBG Adult Education Regional Planning Summit. If you attended the AEBG Adult Education Summit, please take a few minutes to fill out this short survey. 
Click here to take Survey.

Plenary speakers inspired attendees with the big picture of the role of adult education in California, leading the way for the country. In addition to plenary speakers, the Summit offered technical assistance workshops, programs from the field and networking opportunities. 

Information from the Summit, including presentations from plenary speakers and breakout sessions, will be shared on the new AEBG Website.

Share Your Practices with Promise
The AEBG Practices with Promise site is a tool developed to share promising practices in adult education across the State. This tool allows regional consortia to share promising practices currently in use that have been proven to work. These practices include current initiatives, pilot programs, or strategies employed in your region for any or all of the program areas as well as practices that have helped your planning process be a success.
Data collection across different agencies can be a challenge. Glendale Community College Consortium is teaming up with the the Verdugo Workforce Investment Board and other community organizations to collect data and improve services for adult education. Learn how Glendale Community College Consortium is forging new partnerships by clicking the link below.

We want to hear your stories and we want you to share your promising practices with your colleagues in adult education. Visit AEBGpracticeswithpromise.com to submit your story today!

Practices with Promise