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March 16, 2016
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Article1This Week's Webinar: Consortia Fiscal Administration Document and Other Announcements
This week's webinar will focus on consortia fiscal administration document and announcements regarding documents being released.  In future webinars the newly released documents will be discussed. This week's webinar is this Friday, March 18 from 12-1 p.m. and will be recorded and posted to the  AEBG Webinar series page. Visit that page or see below for directions on connecting to the webinar.  

  • Dial your telephone conference line: (888) 886-3951
  • Cell phone users dial: 913-312-3202
  • Enter your passcode: 314393
  • Go to http://www.cccconfer.org/
  • Click the Meetings tab at the top of the screen or the Join a Class or Meeting Button at the bottom of the screen
  • Locate your meeting and click Connect
  • Fill out the form using passcode 314393 and click Connect
Please note that some participants have been having trouble connecting to CCCConfer webinars possibly due to a system upgrade to Windows 10. If you are having trouble connecting, or have in the past, please contact CCCConfer Client Services so that they can provide assistance. You can contact them by phone at 1-760-744-1150 ext. 1537 or 1554, or by email at clientservices@cccconfer.org.

Consortia Fiscal Administration Declaration Posted and Updated Allowable Uses Guidance Poste

The Consortia Fiscal Administration Declaration has been posed to aebg.cccco.edu on the For AEBG Grantees Tab under Guidance and Regulations. The Consortium Fiscal Administration Declaration Reporting Template enumerates and describes required elements for the Consortium Fiscal Administration Declaration due by May 2, 2016. This document will be discussed at this Friday's webinar. 
Additionally, the updated Allowable Uses Guidance has been posted to aebg.cccco.edu on the For AEBG Grantees tab under Guidance and Regulations. Please take some time to review this updated document.  New sections are notated in the document.  

Article3FAQs Posted
Check aebg.cccco.edu for several new FAQs.  Additionally, the Fiscal FAQ #5 answer has been updated. Please take a few moments to review. 

Article412016-2017 Preliminary Allocations Have Been Posted
The 2016-2017 AEBG Preliminary Allocations were posted last week to AEBG.cccco.edu.  Please note, an updated version has been posted.  

Article5A Super Regional Convening: Bay Area Community College Consortium Meeting Focused on AEBG
South Bay Consortium for Adult Education (SBCAE) is a collaboration of four community colleges and five adult schools in Santa Clara County, and community partners.  SBCAE works to build pathways for adult learners so they can transition from adult school to community college in order to achieve economic self-sufficiency in an area with one of the highest costs of living in the nation.  Non-credit programs provide a "No Wrong Door" bridge to post-secondary education success, with necessary supports, and are comprised of Career Development and College Preparation (CDCP).  The SBCAE Regional Plan provides direction for its members and partners to create seamless transition plans and performance goals.

On January 27, 2016 the Workforce Institute (WI) hosted a Bay Area Community College Consortium (BACCC) meeting focused on the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) for BACCC members seeking innovative ideas and best practices to provide links to clear next steps.  Nearly 70 persons representing all 16 Adult Ed Consortia across the Bay Region including 17 community colleges and 17 K-12 School Districts, and several others attended the full day event.  SBCAE shared a "systems approach to transforming Adult Education" -presented by Carol Coen and Kishan Vujjeni, from WI, and Usha Narayanan, from Milpitas Adult Education.

The successful BACCC sponsored AEBG regional meeting further focused on  all that was useful and might be replicated in the future, including topics that affect all:  Adult Ed Data Tracking options,  Professional Development, Credentialing, Dual Enrollment, Duplication of Services, Serving Adults with Disabilities, Repository of Non-Credit Curriculum and CBO/WIOA Partnerships, etc.

BACCC has scheduled a second Bay Regional Adult Ed Consortia meeting for April 14, 2016, to be held at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Office, in Dublin.

USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration Eligible-to-Naturalize Interactive Map
The mission of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) is to remake the narrative for understanding, and to shape the dialogue, on immigrant integration in America.

CSII intends to identify and evaluate the mutual benefits of immigrant integration for the native-born and immigrants and to study the pace of the ongoing transformation in different locations, not only in the past and present but projected into the future.

Recently, the CSII developed an interactive map that presents CSII's latest estimates of the size and region-of-origin composition of eligibile-to-naturalize adults in the United States. This may be a useful tool for adult education consortia.

Practices with Promise Spotlight
 Santa Barbara Adult Education Consortium: Career Skills Institute to Address Local Workforce Needs
The Santa Barbara AEBG Consortium is comprised of Carpinteria Unified School District, Santa Barbara Community College District, and Santa Barbara Unified School District.

The Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) Career Skills Institute courses were developed to address the needs of local employers. With the collaboration of educators, local business owners, and legislative support, representatives from each sector considered the growing skills gap in the workplace and identified key skill sets needed, particularly in the areas of business, design, and technology.

"The College takes its role as a partner in this community very seriously," said Melissa Moreno, SBCC Dean of Educational Programs. "This curriculum has been specifically developed with local business input to meet the needs of our local workforce. We are the first in the State to develop a program solely focused on employability skill development."

The solution is the SBCC Career Skills Institute, a multidisciplinary noncredit certificate program partnered with 11 academic and CTE departments, to provide students with focused training and to develop employ-ability skills demanded by employers. More than 40 noncredit short courses and 20 certificates are offered in a variety of distinct topics, such as Business Writing in the Technology Age and Responsive Web Design. As a result, students earn a certificate and accompanying digital badge. Santa Barbara City College is the first community college in the state to issue digital badges. Phases II and III of the CSI program will include badge endorsements from industry partners, outcome assessments, and internship opportunities. 

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Article7New Consortium Directory Added to Website and Let Us Know About Changes
Visit the  Consortia tab on aebg.cccco.edu to take a look at our new consortia directory. Click on the icon in the details column to see more information on a region including contact information, members, and submitted documents. 

Please take a few moments to review the information for your region and if you see errors, scroll down to the bottom of your region's details page and find the red exclamation point icon.  Click on "Tell Us" and complete the web form to let us know of any changes that need to be made.  

Stay tuned for more updates to this new feature!

Article8Have Questions or Comments? Send them to AEBG@cccco.edu
Have questions or comments regarding AEBG? Please help us help you by sending any questions or comments to aebg@cccco.edu rather than directly to Neil Kelly or Carmen Martinez-Calderon.  Sending them to the AEBG inbox helps us get back to you more quickly and efficiently!

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