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CAWEE invites all who are involved in work-based learning programs to register for our Fall Conference, October 2-4, 2019 at the EMBASSY SUITES, 100 CAPITOL MALL, SACRAMENTO, CA 95814. We will have pre-conference workshops on Oct. 2, and our regular conference workshops on Oct. 3 and 4, including sessions on newly emerging work-based learning concepts and programs. Work Permit Certification Training will be spread through pre-conference on Wednesday and workshop sessions on Thursday. The on-line testing be held on Friday afternoon. More information will be available on our webpage at cawee.org in the coming months. *** When making your arrival and departure plans, please be aware of the conference schedule posted here:***

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (Updated Sept 10, 2019)

Weds Oct. 2: Pre-Conference Workshops

  6:30 am - 9:30 am - Breakfast available in the hotel
  7:00 am – 6:00 pm Conference Registration / Information Desk
  8:00 am -   9:50 am Model WEE Programs: New Coordinators Workshop
  8:00 am -   9:50 am Model WEE Programs: Returning Coordinators Workshop
10:05 am - 12:15 pm Work Permit Certification Training I - Intro to Labor Law
12:15 pm -  1:15 pm Lunch provided WPCT registrants only
  1:30 pm -  3:00 pm  WPCT II - Test - Part 1 - Issue Work Permits
  3:15 pm -  5:00 pm Interactive CDE/District Plans Workshop 
Thurs Oct. 3: Regular Conference
 6:30 am -   8:00 am - Breakfast available in the hotel
7:00 am -    5:00 pm Conference Registration / Information Desk
8:00 am -    5:00 pm Exhibitors - Registration Foyer
 8:00 am –  9:50 am Welcome – Gail Sims, CAWEE President; Keynote Address
10:00 am – 11:50 am Breakout Sessions
12:15 pm -   1:30 pm Lunch - Worksite Visit Demonstration
  2:00 pm -   4:00 pm General Breakout Sessions
 2:00 pm -    2:50 pm WPCT III - F&Q / Labor Law
 3:00 pm -    3:50 pm WPCT  IV - Work Permit Policy
 4:00 pm -    4:50 pm Join the CAWEE Board at the Hotel Evening Reception
 5:30 pm -    7:30 pm Networking at Manager's Reception
Fri Oct. 4: Regular Conference
6:30 am - 8:00 am - Breakfast available in the hotel
  8:00 am – 12:00 pm Conference Registration / Information Desk
  8:00 am – 12:00 pm Exhibitors
  8:00 am -   9:50 am General Break-out sessions
10:00 am - 11:00 am General Session with CDE Board Chairperson
11:30 am –  1:50 pm Lunch – Keynote, Raffle, wrap up
  2:00 pm –  4:00 pm Work Permit Certification Training Session V - Online Test
(Those attending WPCT MUST take exam at this time)

Conference and Membership Registration Fees

Please use EXHIBITORS link to register. Additional information regarding setup will be confirmed upon registration.

Through Monday September 23, 2019, the conference registration fee of $375 includes CAWEE membership, is payable by check or credit card. Lunch on Oct. 3 and 4 is included in registration fee.

Deadline to receive your PAYMENT and your registration at the Regular Conference rate of $375 is September 23, 2019. 
The conference registration fee will increase to $425 on September 24, 2019.  There is no increase in fees for late registration of Pre-Conference workshops.


8:00 am: Model WEE Programs: New and Returning Coordinators - $75

  • Includes discussion of the newly approved WEE Rubric and introduction of the new WEE Toolkit Curriculum, as well as the usual program management aids offered in the former New Coordinators workshop. This new workshop is offered to all new and experienced WEE coordinators, WorkAbility staff and others who work with sourcing jobs for students. The workshops will be divided between New Coordinators and Returning Coordinators.

10:00 am:  Work Permit Certification Training - including lunch, test insurance (1 retake) - $200
                   Work Permit Certification Training Renewal - including lunch, test insurance (1 retake) - $100 
                         This is a 5-part session spread across the Pre-Conference and Day 1 of the Conference with the final on-line                                 test being administered on Friday, October 4 at 2:00 pm

  • This workshop is appropriate for all individuals who process and approve work permits, as well as for those who oversee the administration and management of work-based learning programs.
  • Those who are renewing/recertifying their certificate prior to or immediately following their three-year expiration may enroll in the training for $100. 
    • If you are renewing/recertifying, you will not have to take the exam if you maintained CAWEE membership for three consecutive years and you attended at least two CAWEE Fall Conferences the past three years.
  • NOTE: The Work Permit Certification exam will be administered on Friday afternoon, October 4, from 2-4 pm.. No early test takers will be permitted, so make your travel arrangements accordingly. Bring a fully charged laptop or tablet which you are familiar with and which is able to log onto the internet. Make sure the computer is unlocked. Access by smartphone will not be sufficient! You will need this for the workshop and the exam, which will be conducted online. 

 3:15 pm: Interactive workshop on District Plans for Work Experience Education - $50

  • Strongly recommend that you sign up for this workshop if your District does not have a District Plan; or
  • If your District Plan is out of compliance, this would be a very helpful workshop.


Please Note:
If District Business Office or Administrative Staff is Registering You:
When district staff completes registration and payment for an attendee, we often experience a disconnect between the payment we receive and for whom the payment was made. To enable us to make that connection more accurately, we need the district staff member who is completing registration forms or arranging payment to identify themselves by completing ITEM "A" on the Registration form. 

PAYMENTS received after September 30, 2019 will incur a $25 late registration fee, so we suggest you use a personal or district credit card to avoid being charged this additional amount. CAWEE will invoice registrants for any late fees incurred.


Hotel Reservations

Unfortunately, the Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront room block for the CAWEE Fall Conference is SOLD OUT. We apologize for any inconvenience that this has caused. In addition, our conference is almost sold out as well! We suggest that you search websites such as Trivago, Travel Zoo or your other favorite in search of hotels in the Old Sacramento area.  Below is a list of possible hotels near Old Sacramento that could be within walking distance of the Conference:

  • Kimpton Sawyer Hotel 
  • Holiday Inn Downtown - Arena
  • Inn at Parkside (NWD - not walking distance)
  • Hawthorn Suites (NWD)
  • Vagabond Inn Executive Suites 
  • The Sterling Hotel
  • Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
  • Hampton Inn - West Sacramento
  • Holiday Inn Express - West Sacramento

Lunch on Thursday and Friday is included in your conference registration. 
Guest lunches may be purchased on the registration form that follows for an additional $35 per lunch.

If you wish to come in up to two days early or stay up to two days late at the conference rate, call the hotel. They have reserved a few spaces for our room block at the conference rate. Subject to availability.


Transportation Options

CAWEE has chosen this property due to close proximity to the State Capitol and easy access to all major freeways. 

Distance from Sacramento Airport - 9 miles
Hotel Shuttle - Complimentary (please contact the hotel prior to arriving at the airport to avoid large wait time)
Shuttles by Jayride (leaves from Terminal A) - $30 - 45 

Uber or Lyft - approximately - $15-20

Self Parking - $24/day at offsite City garage (across the street)
Valet Parking - $32/Night/inclusive/in-out


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 23, 2019 via postal mail or email to bookkeeper@cawee.org.

Mailing Address:
910 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Ste 120-300
Roseville, CA 95678

No refunds will be made for cancellations received after Monday, September 30, 2019.


For More Information as It Becomes Available...

As details become available, more information on the conference program and registration can be found on our website at www.cawee.org



CAWEE Registrar


Gary Filizetti