CAWEE trains educators

on how to issue work certification for students so they can get a job while in high school. Our professional development tool is an invaluable resource.


EWEE is a combination of job observations and related classroom instruction in WEE.


GWEE provides students with a combination of supervised employment in any occupational field and classroom instruction.

Career Technical

CTWEE requires a worksite placement or employment related to a Career Technical Education course of study.

The California Association of Work Experience Educators (CAWEE) leads the way in supporting work-based learning professionals and students in grades TK-14 while educating all stakeholders on child labor laws and work permit compliance. CAWEE will continue to be the leader in promoting high-quality career readiness programs.

Work Experience Educators can become a CAWEE member take our training program - now 100% online! Learn about issuing work permits to students and how to create the ultimate work experience curriculum. Active CAWEE members will have exclusive access to the one and only CAWEE-endorsed training program. Register today!


from the CAWEE President.

September 10, 2021

Dear CAWEE Members,

Due to the uncertainty of the COVID 19 Pandemic and the concerns of our membership, the CAWEE Executive Board has voted to postpone the 2021 October Conference in Bakersfield.  CAWEE will be hosting its Annual Conference in October 2022 in Bakersfield, CA.

Fortunately, our training program will be available online for the 2021-2022 school year. Visit us at www.cawee.org to access the training and our Newsletter with the latest information.

Stay safe and be responsible!

Dr. Michael A. Esposito


read the latest news from CAWEE

Program and Standards Committee Update

Our next meeting will be on Monday, November 1, 2021, at 3:30 pm via Zoom. Please email monicaphillippe@cawee.org if you would like to join this meeting.

The agenda will include:

  • CAWEE Curriculum Frameworks
  • WBLR Data and how to integrate Work Experience programs
  • LMS needs to build WEE curriculum
  • LMS platform will serve as program resource library and course module
  • Determine Professional Development needs
  • Review and discuss current CAWEE training platform for WEE teacher certification

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Who can issue and sign work permits for minors?

August 2020

Many who have attended CAWEE's Work Permit Training may already know, but for those that have not, please be aware that classified personnel can NOT sign work permits. We are finding many school districts are out of compliance and illegally having personnel signing work …

Why it's important for young people to have a part time job

August 2020

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