Board of Trustees
SOCRC & CAEP
Coast Adult Education Consortium
In 2015-16, Assembly Bill 104 (AB 104) established the Adult Education Block Grant, now called the California Adult Education Program (CAEP). Under CAEP, 71 adult education consortia were established statewide. The members of the Coast Adult Education Consortium are Coast Community College District, Huntington Beach Union High School District, Newport-Mesa Unified School District, Garden Grove Unified School District, Coastline Regional Occupation Program, and the Orange County Department of Education.
The vision of the Coast Adult Education Consortium is aligned with the state’s goal to address the evolving needs of individuals and communities by providing adults with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate effectively as productive citizens, workers, and family members. The efforts of the Coast Adult Education Consortium focus on meeting regional needs by addressing gaps in services, ensuring seamless transitions to post-secondary education and the workforce, expanding and refining student acceleration opportunities, enhancing professional development opportunities, and leveraging partner and community resources.
The Coast Adult Education Consortium is charged with annually developing and implementing a regional education and workforce development plan for adults within the geographic boundaries of the Consortium. (LINK)