CAEL Annual Conference

California Competes Executive Director Dr. Su Jin Gatlin Jez attended the CAEL Annual Conference on November 17-19, 2021. She co-hosted the session "6.8 million Reasons to Improve Adult Learner Success in California Community Colleges" which shared how stakeholders from California Community Colleges and California Competes are working collectively to examine data and advance equity-centered solutions.

During this conference, Dr. Jez was also awarded the 2021 CAEL Pamela Tate Rise award which recognizes service to adult learners and forging connections between higher education, workforce development, and employer partnerships.