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Career Advancement Academies – First 3 Years

caaFunded in part by California Community College’s Chancellor’s Office

The colleges engaged in the CAA demonstration made significant progress in developing high-impact strategies and effective program models that keep students moving toward the completion of post-secondary credentials, especially among first-generation college and disconnected young adults. The work has sparked experimentation across the CCC system with career pathway and contextualized approaches gaining considerable traction as a result of the CAAs.

CAAs have scaled up quickly, now offering career pathway programs in 13 sectors in some 30 community colleges across California. Over 6,000 students have been served in the first phase;  participants are all ages, but 78% are between 17 and 34 years, and are from very diverse communities.  Initial outcomes are very encouraging.  For more info, see the brief summary handout.