Career Advancement Academies


Updated November 2018

A postsecondary education initiative of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), Career Advancement Academies (CAAs) are academic and career pathways that target under-prepared young adults (ages 18 to 30) whose low basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics shut them out of high-wage jobs. CAAs help participants develop foundational skills, and remove academic and non-academic barriers to postsecondary education and employment. 

Funding is awarded by the CCCCO via grants to participating community college districts. Funding was originally supported from 2007-2015, with renewed funding now available from 2016-2018.

Resources: Overview