The Essential LAEP Implementation Tool

Workforce Development | Student-Focused | Mission Aligned

As the official auxiliary to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and Chancellor’s Office, FoundationCCC, a statewide nonprofit, advocates for and provides resources to California Community Colleges. 

Since 1998, FoundationCCC has been supporting student jobs through our Career Catalyst service. Career Catalyst simplifies the process of creating student work experience positions for your students.

California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) Aligned Model

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC), recognizes Career Catalyst as a nonprofit employer of record service, allowing colleges to use 90% of the Learning-Aligned Employment Program (LAEP) funds for students’ wages regardless of employer type, including for-profit organizations, college campuses, and nonprofit worksites. Additionally, as a qualifying nonprofit employer, FoundationCCC allows colleges to broaden work placements types.  Career Catalyst allows you to maximize LAEP funds and simplify the contract process by using our CSAC-aligned agreement.

  • CSAC recognizes FoundationCCC as a nonprofit LAEP employer
  • Dedicated 90% of LAEP funds to student wages
  • Allows colleges to offset costs not covered under LAEP

How Career Catalyst meets the needs of the California Community Colleges:

  • All-in-one cloud-based HR, payroll, and finance management platform
  • Over 20 years of experience supporting work-based learning experiences at any scale
  • Community of Practice for connecting with other programs and sharing practices
  • Work experience for any population in a variety of formats
  • Reduction of liability and administrative burden on host businesses 

Simplify the paid workforce experience for your students with Career Catalyst

The Benefits

  • Mission aligned with the California Community Colleges
  • Access to run reports directly to CSAC for data tracking purposes
  • A partnership with Career Catalyst allows colleges to use 90% of LAEP funds for students’ wages at for-profit companies
  • FoundationCCC provides worksite agreement templates for employer partners
  • Online HR management through Workday 
  • Ability to submit and track submission of ticket requests powered through Salesforce 

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