Representing Best Practices in Work Based Learning for California Youth



Highlights of the

  • Rain! Yes, there was rain on Weds. We loved it!
  • Powerful speakers, essential information sharing.
  • An amazing luncheon!
  • Honoring our Past - including the presence of 15 Past Presidents!
  • Dancing to the classics of The Aces!
  • Photos and more photos!
  • Location Location Location... Wonderful!
Meet Some of Our Past Presidents!


Conference workshop files can be viewed and downloaded from our Members Only page.

Look for an email soon if you don't yet have the password, or, ask for the password by emailing CAWEE Info.


Conference Files to be Shared

  • Mark Searle on Entrepreneurship
  • John Merris-Coots: California Career Resource Network
  • ConnectEd - Work Based Learning Resources, Digital Portfolios, and Digital Badges
  • WEE Coordinators Workshop files
  • CAWEE Flickr Photos Over the Years
  • Past Presidents' Feature Pages/Photos
  • Others as they become available


Conference Registration Brochure - Download Here

DoubleTree by Hilton, Berkeley Marina Hotel Reservation - Click Here.
The cut-off date for our special conference rate has passed.
We suggest that you continue to try our special CAWEE hotel link
before trying to reserve a room in another hotel.
For Info on other nearby hotels - ClickHere.

DoubleTree by Hilton, Berkeley Marina
200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, CA 94710
TEL: 1-510-548-7920

CAWEE is celebrating its 50th Anniversary supporting work-based learning professionals in developing, promoting and improving high quality career technical education (CTE) programs with particular emphasis in providing quality workshops for members in work permit certification, curriculum, job creation and job search strategies.

This 2015 Fall Conference offers a 'Golden Opportunity' for all work experience teachers and all of those school-wide staff members who are challenged to oversee youth safety on the job by approving and issuing student work permits.

As always, our Fall Conferences are so full of information and sharing that attendees go home with more information than they ever thought they would be exposed to.

A Change in Registration Fees

This year we are offering a GOLDEN SPECIAL to ALL registrants, new or renewing...
There will be one fee of $300 for regular conference admission! This fee includes all rights to membership for those who register. Additional fees apply for Pre-Conference Workshops.

Membership Fees

There is no need to send in a separate membership form if you register for the Fall Conference. If you are NOT attending the Fall Conference, you will find the link to a separate 2015-16 Membership Form HERE.

The deadline to receive your payment and your registration at the Regular Conference rate is September 14, 2015. Any regular conference fee payments or registrations received after that date or at the door will incur an additional charge of $75.

There is no increase in fees for late registration of Pre-Conference workshops.

*If District Business Office or Secretarial Staff is Registering You:
Due to the fact that many attendees ask district staff to complete their registration and payment, we need district staff to complete ITEM "A" on the Registration form.

A person is not considered registered until payment is received. To meet payment deadline of September 14, 2015 and avoid the late registration fee, we suggest you use a personal or district credit card.

Conference Exhibitors

Please follow this REGISTER NOW link. Email if the link is not working.

Pre-Conference Workshops - September 30, 2015

Once again we will be offering our popular 2-hour Coordinators Workshop in the early morning, of September 30, 2015, followed by our 6-hour Work Permit Certification Workshop. The Certification exam is always administered on the Friday morning of the regular Conference.

The Coordinators Workshop is offered to all new and experienced WEE coordinators who wish to learn more about managing their programs. WorkAbility and others who work with sourcing jobs for students can gain valuable information from this workshop as well.

Hotel Reservations

CAWEE and the Doubletree by Hilton, Berkeley Marina have created a special link to register for your room for the conference. It would be a good idea to reserve your room now before our room allotment is filled.

Hotel registration includes a cook to order breakfast. free WIFI, and free parking, which is a true premium in the Bay Area as local parking rates run between $32-$50 per night.

In light of the high lodging costs in the Bay Area, CAWEE is once again keeping the cost of the actual conference at the same price as the last several years.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

A full refund of fees, less a $25 processing fee, will be made if a written cancellation is received on or before September 25, 20145 via postal mail or email to

No refunds will be made for cancellations received after September 25, 2015.