Career Advancement Academies

The first three years

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

More than 6,000 students of all agea were served in the first phase; 78% were between 17 and 34 years old and from very diverse communities. Initial outcomes of the CAAs were very encouraging.  Read this brief summary handout.