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What is the California Adult Education Program?

The California Adult Education Program (CAEP)External link opens in new window or tab. provides adult education state funding to regional consortia, county offices of education, school districts, community colleges, and joint powers authorities consisting of community colleges, school districts, or a combination of these to support the following programs:

CAEP Program Areas

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)
  • Adult Secondary Education (ASE)
  • English as a Second Language and English Language Civics Education (ESL; EL Civics)
  • Short Term Career Technical Education (CTE)
  • Adults with Disabilities (AWD)
  • Adults Entering or Re-Entering the Workforce
  • Adults in Training Programs to Support K-12 Child Success

More than a million students enroll in adult education programs funded by the CAEP each year. The CAEP delivery system is aligned along California community college district boundaries.

Occupational Outlook North Bay Counties (2014)

We don't often give assignments to our Consortium members, but reading the Occupational Outlook for the North Bay Counties (2014) created by the WorkForce Investment Board (WIB) is something everyone should be familiar with.  Check out the WIB Training Director at and the Virtual One Stop at We'll give you an A+ for your efforts!

Directory of all California Consortia

To read the final reports from the 70 consortia across the state,

No Fees Policy

No fees of any kind may be collected from students for participation in the WIOA, Title II: AEFLA programs. Refer to the CDE AEFLA-2018- 01  Management Bulletin link below.

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