Welcome

The South Bay Consortium for Adult Education is a collaboration of four colleges and five adult schools in Santa Clara County, California. We are working together to build pathways for adult learners so they can achieve economic self-sufficiency in an area with one of the highest costs of living in the nation. Our consortium is committed to having a positive collective impact on the local workforce, building a just economy and healthy community. Click here, for the most updated 2018-2019 Calendar.

Steering Committee Meeting

Friday, November 9, 2018, 12:30p.m. – 3:30 p.m., San José City College, 600 S. Bascom Ave., San José, CA 95128, Room T-415 Agenda for 11/09/18


Steering Committee Meeting

Friday, October 26, 2018, 12:30p.m. – 3:30 p.m., San José City College, 600 S. Bascom Ave., San José, CA 95128, Room T-415 Agenda for 10/26/18

Handouts & Flyers:

Steering Committee Meeting

Friday, October 12, 2018, 12:30p.m. – 3:30 p.m., San José City College, 600 S. Bascom Ave., San José, CA 95128, Room T-415 Agenda for 10/12/18

Evergreen Valley College, San Jose CAHandouts & Flyers:

Evergreen - Bridge to Career Pathways

Evergreen - Bridge to Engineering Pathways

San Jose/Evergreen ElectronicTechnician

Mission College Adult Education Program

The 2018 Adults with Disabilities Summit - SAVE DATE

Friday, November 16, 2018, from 9 AM to 4 PM at West Valley College. This summit will be focused on employment and vocational training. Flyer (full page) PDF or DOC, Handout (two sections on 1 page) PDF or DOC. Join the invite list! Email: Johanna.hembry@westvalley.edu,

Click here for great Student and Teacher Resources for AWD – By Natalie Bradley, MS, CRC


Trauma Informed Care for Disability Service Providers Training (PDF)

Monday, December 10, 2018, from 9 AM - 4 PM at WVC

Karyn Harvey, PHd “Assistant Executive Director of Quality Supports at The Arc of Baltimore“Assistant Executive Director of Quality Supports at The Arc of Baltimore

Examples of some of topics she covers are:

  1. Trauma Informed Behavioral Interventions
  2. Positive Identity Development
  3. Understanding Secondary or Vicarious Trauma Experience by Service Providers

Friday, October 5, 2018 - Faculty Work Group Meeting

We will meet, and will review activities in our annual plan, and begin to help develop our next Three Year Regional Plan.

Friday, October 5, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Overfelt Adult Center (Directions)
1901 Cunningham Avenue, San Jose, CA 95122

2018-2019 Annual Plan Project Areas - Work Plan Summaries (.pdf)

Nine Project Plans Summary for 2018-2019

Project 1 – Transition Specialists and Support Services

Project 2 – ESL

Project 3 – Basic Skills

Project 4 – Adults with Disabilities

Project 5 – Career Technical Education

Project 5 – Pre-apprenticeship Programs

Project 6 – Immigrant Integration Framework/Metrics

Project 7 – Data and Accountability

Project 8 – Connections and Leveraging Funds

Project 9 – Professional Development

Project 10 – Three-Year Regional Plan


Open Doors Pathway Tools Website - Coming Soon!

For content changes or updates, please contact: Josie, Website Management and Development: jctechsolutions1@gmail.com, or call 831-235-3821. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK!

Special Thanks to the Data Team at SBCAE!Steering Committee Meeting

September 21, 2018 Data Study Session

Special Thanks to the Data Team at SBCAE!




On Friday, 8/24/2018, the SBCAE Steering Committee is holding its regularly scheduled meeting at 12:30. The meeting will be held at San Jose City College (Room T-415) 600 South Bascom Avenue, San Jose, 95128. Here is the Agenda:

August 24 Meeting Minutes
August 24 Agenda Steering Committee
August 10 Public Meeting Minutes

Governance Meeting, August 10, 2018 (Friday) The SBCAE Steering Committee is hosting a public governance meeting: San Jose City College (Room T-415) 600 South Bascom Avenue, San Jose, 95128. Here is the Agenda:

July 20 Steering Committee Meeting Minutes (.pdf)

August 10 Agenda Public Governance Meeting (.pdf

The 2018-2019 Annual Plan is aligned to our current Three Year Regional Plan, and has been developed through several months of meetings with our faculty workgroups, community partners, and our Steering Committee (with representatives from our Consultation Council). It builds upon the project areas of 2017-2018, and those work plans in the document below have informed the Annual Plan that will be presented in final draft form to the Steering Committee on August 10. Please send any comments to the draft to bharper@allies4innovation.org.

SBCAE 2018-2019 Annual Plan Draft (.pdf)

The 2018-2019 Annual Plan Goals and Activities is further detailed in nine project areas. Each of the project work plans is summarized in the followoing:

2018-2019 Annual Plan Project Areas - Work Plan Summaries (.pdf)

July 20 Steering Committee Meeting Agenda (.pdf)

June 29 SBCAE Public Governance Meeting Minutes (.pdf)

In line with AEBG legislation, South Bay Consortium for Adult Education (SBCAE) continues to work hard in the South Bay region to have a positive impact in our community for the delivery of adult education. Per State guidance, all Consortia across the State, including SBCAE, are expected to develop a new three-year adult education plan and ongoing annual plans.

To achieve that, we will host the SBCAE governance meeting with all community partners and stakeholders this Friday, June 29, 2018 at 12:30pm to receive your valuable feedback. Here is the Agenda:

June 29 Public Governance Meeting Agenda (.pdf)

Tuesday, June 12, 2018,the Steering Committee is meeting at: CET Multipurpose Room (8:30am-9:30am), 701 Vine Street, San Jose, CA 939110. Here is the Agenda:

June 12 Steering Committee Meeting Agenda (.pdf)

June 12 Steering Committee Meeting Minutes (.pdf)

This Friday, the SBCAE Steering Committee is meeting at Independence Adult Center, 625 Educational Park Dr., San Jose. Here is the Agenda:

June 1 Steering Committee Agenda (.pdf)

June 1 Steering Committee Meeting Minutes (.pdf)

On Friday, May 25, at SJCC Tech Center, the Steering Committee will meet to give an update on the timeline and process for the three year regional plan along with a progress report on the Immigrant Integration project and much more. Public is always invited. Here is the Agenda:

May 25 Steering Committee Meeting Minutes (.pdf)

Here are the Minutes from the Steering Committee Meeting on April 27, 2018:

April 27 Steering Committee Meeting Minutes

ATTN: The Public Governance meeting originally scheduled for Monday, May 21 is rescheduled to Friday, June 29.

In line with AEBG legislation, South Bay Consortium for Adult Education (SBCAE) continues to work hard in the South Bay region to have a positive impact in our community for the delivery of adult education. Per State guidance, all Consortia across the State, including SBCAE, are expected to develop a new three-year adult education plan and ongoing annual plans. To achieve that, we will host the SBCAE governance meeting with all community partners and stakeholders on June 29, 2018 at 3pm to receive your valuable feedback. The meeting will be held:

Technology Center (4th floor Room T415), San Jose City College, 600 S. Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128.

The leadership of SBCAE will send a reminder along with agenda closer to that time. Thank you and looking forward to see you.

SBCAE Leadership: Bob Harper, Richard Uribi, and Kishan Vujjeni

On Friday, April 27, at Workforce Institute, the Steering Committee will meet to consider the timeline and process for the three year regional plan. Public is always invited. Here is the Agenda:

Steering Committee Meeting Agenda 4-27-18 (.pdf)

On April 13 we reviewed and approved the proposal to distribute allocations to SBCAE members.

April 13, 2018 Public Governance Meeting Minutes (.pdf)

SBCAE Proposed Allocations 2018-19 (.pdf)

Additionally, our progress this year will determine both our Annual Plan for next year and the process for developing the next Three Year Regional Plan for Adult Education. If you think adult education needs to continue to be supported, but also needs to be innovative, your participation in our planning process is critical.

DRAFT ANNUAL PLAN FOR 2017-2018 (.pdf)

The plan, and the more detailed work plans in nine project areas, are the result of multiple conversations with consortium faculty work groups, an online survey sent out to more than 500 community partners and consortium faculty, a two day retreat in June with the Steering Committee and the Consultation Council.

NINE PROJECT AREAS FOR 17-18 (.pdf)

Implementing Immigrant Integration in 2017-18

The Alliance for Language Learners' Integration and Educational Success (ALLIES) has worked with the SBCAE to develop a framework for Immigrant Integration. The framework has just been released here. The 2017-2018 school year will see more work in using the framework to support students and measure their success.

In February, 2018 the Legislative Analyst's Office released a report on adult education with recommendations for continuing the reform in 2018-2019: http://www.lao.ca.gov/Publications/Report/3752

Also, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) has released an important report on the progress of California's adult education reform - the AEBG initiative that was responsible for the founding of the South Bay Consortium for Adult Education. The report, Prosperity Through Partnership: Opportunities for AEBG to Strengthen Systems and Communities, makes important recommendations about how the reform can best be achieved. Required reading for those who care about public adult education in California.

ARCHIVE (Past Meetings, Documents, and Activities):

SBCAE Data and Accountability Plan - Feb 13, 2016 (.pdf)

On August 10, 2016, we presented the 2016-2017 Annual Plan in a Public Governance Meeting for input and approval (plan link below). The annual plan was developed with input from faculty and staff of all nine institutions, and community partners. We invite your continued response and advice on what we need to focus on for this next year.

Our Transition Specialists are meeting regularly. Our Faculty Workgroups met on September 23, and continue the work to align curriculum and assessments between the two systems. Bridge programs are offered at multiple campuses, colleges are co-locating classes at adult school, our adults with disabilities specialist is reaching out to all members, we have begun to enhance the SBCAE Transition Center with firm plans open a SparkPoint at the Workforce Institute site. An Immigrant Integration Framework is being developed in partnership with our community-based friends - ALLIES and Working Partnerships USA.

As we move through the second year of our reform, the Regional Plan that was developed with our community, is making a significant difference for the adult learners who come to our programs.

ARCHIVE: This site provides an archive of documents for our stakeholders to review. These are the frameworks which have guided our work the last three years.

SBCAE Annual Plan for 2016-2017 (.pdf)

SBCAE Proposed Allocation Schedule for 2016-2017 (.pdf)

Expenditure reports for 2015-2016 for all seven AEBG districts. It should be noted that a good portion of the funds were not released to the districts until well into the school year. The consortium continues to assess unmet needs and gaps in our region, and, following our Regional Plan, will work to fill those gaps.

Summary AEBG Consortium Expenditures 2015-2016 (.pdf) On Tuesday, July 19, at 1:00 at the Workforce Institute (networking at 12:30), the SBCAE, in partnership with ALLIES, held a meeting of partners of over 30 community-based organizations to review our progress and provide direction to the development of an Immigrant Integration Pathway.This will continue as an important project of our consortium for the 2016-2017 year.

April 25, Minutes Public Governance Meeting (.pdf)

Three Year Consortia Plan Update (.pdf)

Annual Plan Summary (updated 10/26/15) (.pdf)

Consortia Report on Governance Rules and Procedures (.pdf)

Organization Chart for SBCAE (.pdf)

Annual Plan Template (submitted to the state, 10/30) (.pdf)

October 26, 2015 Governance Meeting Minutes (.pdf)

January 29, 2016 Public Governance Meeting presentation (.pdf)

January 29, 2016 Public Governance Meeting Minutes (.pdf)

April 25, 2016 Public Governance Meeting Agenda (.pdf)

Proposed FY 2016-17 AEBG Allocation (.pdf)

April 25, 2016 Public Governance Meeting Minutes (.pdf)

May 27, 2015 MOU between SJCC, CACE and MAE RE: Course Placement (.pdf)

SBCAE 16-17 Annual Plan

Through the spring and summer of 2016 the members of the South Bay Consortium for Adult Education reviewed our activities for 2015-2016 school year, including evaluating student data on our outcomes, in order to identify our priorities and activities for the 2016-2017 school year. Our faculty, in their program area Work Groups, and as represented by the faculty Chairs, provided critical input. Our continued communication with our community partners informed our plan, including the important meeting held on July 19 with community partners to discuss our Immigrant Integration Pathway project. The Annual Plan was made available on this website on August 3, and presented to the public for comment on Wednesday, August 10. SBCAE 16-17 Annual Plan (.pdf)

Archived information follows:

The State has released the regional consortia allocations for 2015-16 for the remaining funds (after MOE allocations) from the Adult Education Block Grant.

Download the Schedule for Regional Consortia Allocations (.xls)

The CCCCO and CDE, with the advice of the executive director of the State Board of Education (SBE), worked together to establish a formula to allocate funds to the regional adult education consortia. The formula followed the guidance set forth in Assembly Bill (AB) 104, Section 39 (Chapter 13, Statutes of 2015), which established the Adult Education Block Grant. The Governor's Budget Item 6870-201-0001 appropriated $500 million in total funding for this program.

Previously, the CCCCO and CDE, with the advice of the executive director of the State Board of Education (SBE), certified $336,867,867 as Maintenance of Effort (MOE) allocations, which were posted previously.

Download MOE Allocations (.xls)


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