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CASAS Summer Institute 2017 California Consortium Meeting Notes Now Posted

Posted on 08/22/2017

The California Consortium Meeting at the CASAS National Summer Institute addressed opportunities and challenges the state is facing as it implements the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG). Pat Rickard, CASAS President, began the Consortium by welcoming the meeting participants. Christian Nelson, Adult Education Office Administrator, and Javier Romero, Dean, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, addressed the meeting participants.

They reviewed each discussion table topic, and discussed the importance of collaboration between Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) and Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) partners. They asked meeting participants to share the opportunities and challenges of implementing WIOA and AEBG.

Approximately 200 participants sat at tables, each labeled with one of the topics below. Every table had a discussion facilitator and recorder.

  1. AEBG Consortia
  2. AEBG/WIOA Accountability
  3. AEBG/WIOA Transition and Supportive Services
  4. WIOA Performance and Accountability 5. Integrated Education and Training (IET)
  5. Integrated EL Civics (IELCE)
  6. Career Pathways
  7. WIOA I, II, IV Collaborations
  8. Career Technical Education (CTE)
  9. College and Career Readiness Standards

Facilitators posed questions and elicited discussion within the groups and recorders took notes. After the discussion period, one representative from each topic shared highlights from their group’s conversation.

The compiled document all of the discussion group notes is now posted on the CASAS website.

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