The State Center Adult Education Consortium consists of adult schools, community colleges, and other local partners that provide basic education and short-term career technical education training for adults 18 years and older in order to assist with seamless transitions into the workforce and/or post-secondary education.


Contact Us

Sherri Watkins
Executive Director
(559) 573-4816

Amy Emrany
Regional Coordinator
(559) 573-4687

Pang Vangyi
Regional Transitions Counselor
(559) 573-4638

Oscar Hinojosa
Transitions Specialist
(559) 545-8312

Mary Lopez
Transitions Specialist
(559) 776-7919

Michelle Santesteban
Transitions Specialist
(559) 593-0993

Allyson Adams
Administrative Assistant
(559) 324-6440

Central Interviews Sherri Watkins about Adult Education
SCAEC Executive Director Sherri Watkins recently spoke with Mike Briggs of regarding the role of State Center Adult Education Consortium and our commitment to adult learners in our area.

SCAEC Data and Accountability Specialist
Job Opening
State Center Adult Education Consortium is currently accepting applications for a Data and Accountability Specialist. Please see the link below for the job posting. The position will close on August 15, 2017.

State Center Consortium Schools and Colleges Meet To Kick off Course Alignment Project Between Adult Schools and Colleges
Over 30 faculty, counselors, staff, and administrators met to address the challenge of adult students transitioning between adult schools, and from adult schools to college. During this one day workshop, participants were introduced to the goal of the project, received background information on the skills gap in California, and why successful transitioning is so important for students throughout the entire state.

Please click here for an overview of the initial meeting with colleges and adult schools.

AEBG Office Releases E-Magazine
The AEBG Office has released a new eMagazine.  The eMagazine tells the story of why adult education is important to California's economy and provides an overview of AEBG activities, data and innovations.

This current issue also includes a video highlighting the Fresno region's efforts to connect adult students.

Click on the photo above to view the eMagazine.

AEBG Field Team Updates
The AEBG Office established three field teams - the Data and Accountability Committee, the CTE Assessment Committee and the AEB/ASE/ESL Committee - to develop recommendations related to adult education data tracking, definitions, assessment and accountability reporting.  Their recommendations were used in developing a policy paper that currently is being finalized for submission to the legislature.

Review Field Team materials here.

AEBG - Renewed Advocacy More Critical Than Ever!
Heading into year three of the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG), adult schools and community colleges continue to make strides in collaborating and serving adult students in need for basic skills, ESL, citizenship, short term career training, and more. Unfortunately, AEBG is not being sufficiently conveyed to the Legislature at the local level.

To assist in efforts to promote adult education, CCAE and CAEAA have put together an advocacy plan for FY 17-18 that will help pave the pathway for further investment in AEBG.

Please click here for specific information on how your adult school can join in the efforts to promote AEBG to the Legislature.

Adult Education National Public Awareness Campaign
The Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) and the National Council of State Directors of Adult Education (NCSDAE) are launching a national public awareness campaign to educate legislators on the value of adult education.  Over 55,000 adult education leaders stand united in a national campaign to education policymakers about the importance of investing in adult education and moving opportunities forward for all Americans to achieve economic mobility.

Free webinars, fact sheets, and a variety of tools are available.


CCAE State Conference
MAY 3-5, 2018 - Fresno, CA
The CCAE State Conference will be held on May 3-5, 2018 in Fresno.  

The Conference is hosted by the CCAE Central Section and planners are hoping to include presentations on such subjects as Roving CASAS Testers, Community Pro Pilot, ESL Classes at Adult School Sites, and many more.

CCAE 2018 conference registration is now open!
Register here.

Make your hotel reservations here.

CCAE 2018 Call for Presentation has launched!
Submit your session here.


COABE Journal: Summer 2017
The Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) has released their Summer 2017 Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education.

To download a free e-copy of the journal,
please click here.

AEBG Technical Assistance Webinar Series Schedule
The AEBG Office and the AEBG Technical Assistance Project (TAP) are hosting a series of webinars and events to provide professional development, technical assistance and important AEBG updates and information.  Check the AEBG Webinar page for a complete schedule.
  • Wednesdays are designated for professional development.
  • Fridays are designated for policy/state updates.
Register here for AEBG Webinars

CASAS Workshops
Please click here for 
information regarding 
upcoming CASAS workshops and trainings.

Fall CA Regional Trainings at 12 sites throughout the state are scheduled to begin in mid -August. 

Professional Development by CALPRO
CALPRO is offering numerous Professional Learning Opportunities for August and September 2017.

To view their flyer, please click here.

Professional Development by OTAN

OTAN (Outreach and Technical Assistance Network for Adult Educators) offers both online and face-to-face workshops for adult educators and staff throughout California. Funded through the California Department of Education, OTAN's staff development classes, online workshops and course materials are provided at no cost to the school or individual.

For additional information and a general listing of workshops, please click here.

WIOA Manual Download Available
Essential Education is offering a free manual to learn how to create
a better student learning experience while in compliance with WIOA guidelines.