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Practices with Promise

March 22, 2017
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Article42017 AEBG Annual Legislative Report
In accordance with AB104 the AEBG Office released the 2017 Annual AEBG Report to the legislature.  The report is based on the first full year of implementation of the AEBG and address the following areas:


  1. Need for adult education, including background and consortium accountability and oversight 
  2. Summary of the Adult Education Plan Operative for Consortia, including successes, challenges, governance, and partnerships 
  3. Funding distribution schedule 
  4. Types and levels of services provided by consortia
  5. Effectiveness measures, including potential for future data collection and benchmarks measuring current progress
  6. Recommendations for delivery of education and workforce services
The report is based on the 2016-17 annual plans completed by the AEBG consortia and highlights the work consortia are doing to help adult reach educational and career goals. 


Article4Preliminary Allocations and Intent to Award Letter Released

The AEBG 2017/18 and 2018/19 Preliminary Allocation Schedule was released on Friday, February 24. On Friday, March 17, the AEBG office issued an Intent to Award letter to all regional consortia.  This letter was sent electronically to all consortia primary contacts, member representatives, and certifying officers.  



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Article4CLASP Tool for Career Pathway Builders

Career pathways can benefit Californians seeking employment skills-including high school students, workers of any age in low-income jobs, people receiving public assistance, immigrants, or others. This new tool from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) for career pathways builders has information on current statewide initiatives, presented in the context of pathways systems. Knitting together a set of key elements can infuse quality, add effectiveness, and boost the sustainability of any career pathway.



The tool outlines six elements essential to positive outcomes for career pathway initiatives, includes a directory of initiatives in the state, allows for comparison of initiatives, and provides a guide for how to make connections between these initiatives.  The tool will prove useful to regional consortia to identify and understand complementary initiatives in order to enhance AEBG efforts. 




  

 

Article4CFAD Open, Due May 2
With the release of the preliminary allocations, the 2017-18 Consortium Fiscal Administration Declaration (CFAD) is open. The CFAD is due May 2. The CFAD is the process whereby the AEBG consortia members agree upon whether to designate a fiscal administrator or choose direct funding. Additionally, this is the process for members to agree upon their allocations for the 2017-18 fiscal year and make any adjustments from prior years.  
 
Consortia primary contacts can access the CFAD through the AEBG Consortia Portal. Access to the AEBG Portal is limited to the consortium primary contact or their designated representative.
 
If you are a primary contact or designated representative and have never accessed the Web Portal, click the link to the Web Portal below and click on the "Sign Up" link. If you forgot your password for the portal, navigate to the portal and click on "(forgot?)" next to "Password."  For more details regarding access to and navigation of the Portal, see the link for the Web Portal User Guide included below. 
 
Please note that member representatives will be required to certify the CFAD with their signature either on paper or digitally. Primary Contacts should refer to the CFAD form or the guidance for instructions on how to submit these signatures. 
 
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Article4Register for the AEBG Regional Trainings
The next AEBG Regional Training will be in San Diego on April 17.  The AEBG regional training series will cover student data collection requirements for AEBG-funded students. The morning session will cover policy guidance, and the afternoon will cover the technical submission of the data.


For more information about regional training, check out the recorded January 20 webinar. CLICK HERE for the archived webinar recording.


Regional Training Schedule
Below is the schedule of regional training sessions and a link to register for the session nearest you. All remaining training sessions have space available.


  • Visalia on February 8 (completed)
  • Santa Ana on February 22 (completed)
  • San Jose on March 1 (completed)
  • San Bernardino on March 7 (completed)
  • Los Angeles on March 8 (completed)
  • Ukiah on March 14 (completed)
  • Oroville on March 15 (completed)
  • Sacramento on March 16 (completed)
  • Vista/San Diego on April 17
  • Hancock College on April 19
  • Mt. Diablo  on April 25 
  • Huntington Beach on May 19




Article4Partnerships That Unlock Social Mobility Events
Local workforce development boards and community colleges are coming together to help achieve sustainable social mobility for all Californians through the acquisition of skills and access to successful careers, enhancing the system's capacity to provide career counseling, job placement, and supportive services. AEBG students especially lack social mobility because of limited English proficiency, no high school diploma, multiple barriers to success, no job, or a low-paying job. As a result, AEBG students are stuck and cannot move forward (and upward).
 
The California Workforce Association is hosting community events across the state. AEBG consortia are invited to attend to learn more about how this effort can help our AEBG students. There are three remaining sessions throughout the state:
  • April 3 in Redding
  • April 4 in Eureka
  • April 10 in Napa


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