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December 14, 2016
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Next Webinar December 16: Summit Encore: Acceleration Strategies - Moving the Needle in Adult Education and Workforce Preparation 
Join us for the next webinar on Friday, December 16 at 12:00PM. The webinar will include a summit encore presentation by the San Bernadino Adult Education Consortium. The presentation is called Acceleration Strategies: Moving the Needle in Adult Education and Workforce Preparation. The webinar will be recorded and posted to the AEBG Webinar Series page. Visit that page or see below for directions on connecting to the webinar.
How to Connect to the Webinars: 
  • Dial your telephone conference line: (888) 886-3951
  • Cell phone users dial: 913-312-3202
  • Enter your passcode: 819898
  • Go to 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 819898 and click Connect
As always, past webinars can be accessed via the AEBG Webinar Series page. Click on "Listen to Recording" to access the webinar. You will be connected to the CCCConfer webpage where you will have to enter your name and email address and click "Connect" to listen to and view the archived webinar.  

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.

Article4New Submission Requirements for Quarterly and Annual AEBG Performance Reports
The AEBG Office has issued a letter detailing requirements for Quarterly and Annual AEBG Performance Reports. This letter includes details and required actions relating to the following:
  • management information system requirements
  • alignment of AEBG measures, and
  • AEBG performance data and accountability funding
Consortia receiving AEBG funding from the CDE and the CCCCO for the 2016-17 program year must have a performance data collection system (MIS/Student Information Management System) by December 30, 2016 that can report all data into the CASAS TOPSPro® Enterprise system.  Consortia must track only students funded by AEBG for instructions and services. Consortia must use the National Reporting System (NRS) approved instruments for measurable skill gains in AEBG funded instruction (12 hours or more) in ABE, ASE & ESL.*

*NOTE: Any non-WIOA members would have to purchase TOPSPro® Enterprise in order to report their AEBG student data. See AEBG student data collection page for link to CASAS pricing list (see link below).  WIOA members already have TOPSPro and would not need to purchase it again. 

Webinar Q & A
More information was included on the 12/2 as well as the 12/9 webinar (CLICK HERE to access the recordings). The Q & A from the 12/2 webinar was posted last week to the AEBG website. The Q&A from the 12/9 webinar will be available next week.  

AEBG Office Letter on New Requirements
CLICK HERE or see the link below for the AEBG Office letter which details required actions. This letter was sent out to regional consortia primary contacts last week. CLICK HERE to connect to the Student Data Collection page for more important information and links.

Article4AEBG Calendar Updates
The AEBG Calendar of Events and Due Dates has been updated to reflect the new due dates associated with the new submission requirements for Data Quarterly and Annual AEBG Performance Reports.

Article4New Tests Suitable for Use in National Reporting Standards
On December 13, 2016 the Secretary of Education announced tests, test forms, and delivery formats that the Secretary determines to be suitable for use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS). The Secretary also clarified that, to provide for the transition from the performance accountability system for the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) program under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) to the performance accountability system for AEFLA as reauthorized by the Workforce Innovation Act (WIOA), this announcement will remain effective until June 30, 2019.

Promising Practice: San Mateo ACCEL Hospitality and Tourism Bridge Model

Through the high quality leadership of the ACCEL Adult School Consortium group, Bay Region Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Initiative has had the opportunity to build and pilot a model for adult school students to bridge into the newly developed Hospitality and Tourism Management program. The first pilot has taken place at the South San Francisco Adult School with 32 students and the great support from Michael Coyne and his team.
Adult School students participate in Hospitality ADVANCE, which is our bridge training course.  It is taught at the adult school by our faculty during times that students find most accessible.
Hospitality Advance is 48 hours in length and integrates language development with foundational corporate food service skills necessary for workforce entry into companies such as Bon Appetit and Google.   
This training program was created through the leadership of Deputy Sector Navigator Andrea Vizenor with the assistance of over 20-employer partners giving insight along with Serena Chu-Mraz, and Julie Carey, members of Skyline Colleges ESL faculty team.
Upon completion of Hospitality ADVANCE students participate in the component called "Introduction to College." Adult school students take part in a tour of Skyline College, where they learn about the many services and offerings available to them along with a closer look at all of the offerings that are part of the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program.  Additionally, students will participate in an Internship Boot Camp experience that embeds course work and experiences that allow students to earn 1.5 units of college credit and 3 industry-recognized credentials (America Hotel & Lodging Association's Guest Service Gold Certification for Customer Service, California Food Handler ServSafe Certification and Responsible Alcohol Training). Upon successfully completing both segments, students can apply for a paid 6-week internship experience with Bon Appetit, Google, or YouTube. 
This internship experience allows adult school students the opportunity to apply the skills they are learning almost immediately. They also participate in weekly training sessions, receive weekly evaluations of their job performance and learn from mentors while working in a high quality workplace. In many cases it leads to the beginning of their career!
Two components of the bridge were scheduled to be piloted in the spring;  the 3rd phase of the bridge experience includes Skyline College providing the 3 unit, Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management course on the adult school campus as well as fleshing out pre-bridge experiences and training that will be integrated into lower level ESL courses at the adult school through the creation of sector specific modules that can be included as part of a CTE sampler experience at adult schools.  In the pre-bridge experience students will also be able to earn the San Francisco Travel tourism certificate.

Article4PPIC Reports on Health Care Pathways and Heath Care CTE
The Public Policy Institute of California has released another set of reports on career technical education and pathways in community colleges.  These latest reports focus on the health care industry. 

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