Making a Difference
The Economics class from Clovis Adult Education (CAE) created an imaginary company to enhance lessons regarding supply/demand, marketing, and business principles. This project incorporates school pride while supporting CCAE. The students designed, marketed, and produced long sleeve t-shirts to sell to CAE students and staff. All profits will be donated to scholarship opportunities for students in the name of CCAE. The Economics class also included the Adult Transition Program from the Special Education department to interview and gain work experience as employees during the production of the shirts. The students exceeded their goal and expect to donate more than $300 to scholarships from CCAE. The students’ initiative and drive for this project provide a practical example of how Adult Education can make a difference in our community.
The California Council for Adult Education (CCAE) is always at the vanguard of supporting adult education, providing professional development, and effecting change. Every year the CCAE Board establishes organizational goals dedicated to supporting leadership development and strategic alliances.
In 2020-2021, due to the impact of COVID-19 on the legislative process, there were some limitations placed on legislators that required them to prioritize bills allowing to move forward 12 bills per legislators. Despite the challenges, CCAE was able to successfully promote a few legislative and budget challenges:
In 2021-2022, CCAE pushes forward through legislative and budget priorities.
Overall, we are proud of the accomplishments and setting the stage for our current year. It is clear that K12 Adult Education voices are being heard and our concerns understood. CCAE prides itself on being an “everybody” organization -- students, classified staff, teachers, counselors, administrators, and affiliate partners.