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.

October 3, 2022

2022 CAWEE Conference

October 6th-9th 2022

Attend the CAWEE Conference to become aware of your current legal responsibility to protect yourself, your students, your school, and your community.

The California Association of Work Experience Educators is proud to host the 2022 California Statewide CAWEE Conference on October 6 - 9, 2022, at the Bakersfield Marriott and Convention Center. This year’s conference brings together Work Experience Educators, CDE representatives, Industry Leaders, and many others to share promising practices and emerging issues related to Work Experience Education as well as the opportunity for in-person training to be certified to issue Work Permits. 

Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center
801 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, California, USA, 93301

The conference will be from Thursday, October 6 through Saturday, October 8, 2021, at the Bakersfield Marriott and Convention Center.  This promises to be a very informational conference and will have many assets everyone can take back to their school districts.  Please book your reservations now. It is essential for there are 250 rooms available and they will reserve on a first come first serve basis.  The hotel is filling up quickly so please make sure you reserve to get your special CAWEE rate.


Book your group rate for CAWEE ATTENDEE


When: Thursday, October 6th through Sunday, October 9th, 2022
Where: Bakersfield Marriott and Convention Center 
    801 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301

Fees: $375 includes conference and annual professional development.
Hotel Rooms: $139.00 per night

Book your group rate for CAWEE ATTENDEE

Hotel rooms are filling up fast, please be sure to register for the conference but also reserve your room, these are separate.

Professional Development Series: All registered attendees will receive their certification for the 2022-2023 school year at the conclusion of the conference. There will be four training sessions that pertain to all aspects of Work-based learning and various guest speakers. No testing is required for conference attendees.

Agenda:  Preliminary Schedule LINK
Thursday: Check-in & No-Host Happy Hour
Friday: Vendor Reception
Saturday: Dinner & FUN Monte Carlo Night
Sunday: CAWEE Member Meeting & Certificate Distribution

Registration: Open NOW on CAWEE.org  

Dr. Michael A. Esposito


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Advantages of Attending a CAWEE Conference

Compliance Workshop Training

Pick up the most recent legalities regarding Child Labor Laws, Work permit compliance, Work-Based Learning and learn the most up-to-date information to ensure your school district or charter school program is officially compliant with the CDE and the California Department of Labor.

Professional Certification and Collaboration

CAWEE’s conference and professional development series allows presenters to share practical advice and techniques specifically intended for anyone that is involved in an educational setting and that assigns work permits as well as any work-based learning programs and curriculum.  Attendees also leave with a certification for the entire school year.

California Legislative Updates

Erle Hall, the CAWEE representative from the CDE shares the minute-by-minute latest information coming from Sacramento and how it could impact your schools and it’s WEE, Workability, Work Permit protocols.

The CAWEE Conference is a great environment to learn and to collaborate with other school districts and charter school programs and learn about innovative products from vendors.  ALL attendees also leave with a certification for the entire school year.

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