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

Karina Vera
Data & Accountability Specialist
(559) 593-1131

Allyson Adams
Administrative Assistant
(559) 324-6440

Regional Education and Workforce Resource Summit - November 17, 2017
Please join us for a FREE event organized by
State Center Adult Education Consortium
Central/Mother Lode Regional Consortium
to provide an opportunity to Learn, Share and Network.

Please click on image for registration link.

Fresno Unified Opens Dream Resource Center
The Dream Resource Center is now open at the Fresno Adult School satellite campus located in Manchester Center.  The resource center is set up to assist the community with the federal government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program renewal applications, citizenship courses, dissemination of accurate information, training for our stakeholders, and provide office space for individuals to receive services and support.  The center will also serve non-Fresno Unified participants.

Dream Resource Center Opening
Dream Resource Center Opening

Student Success Story: Sanger Adult School
Rafael was lucky that he had a stable job and income.  Unfortunately, he felt his family life was suffering due to his long work hours and out of town assignments. When he worked in town, he usually didn't get home until eight or nine o'clock at night and worked 60 plus hours per week. His out of town assignments required him to be away from home days at a time.  He missed his family and they missed him.  He definitely felt there was a void in his life.

As a young person, Rafael was interested in becoming a bus driver but never found an affordable training program that would prepare him for the career.  When he saw the Sanger Adult School Bus Driver Prep Course promoted on Facebook, he knew the time was right for a career change. 

Rafael often drove from his work assignments in the bay area to attend the twice weekly evening classes in Sanger.  He was committed to completing the course in good standing, despite his demanding work schedule.  His sacrifices to complete the course paid off for Rafael.   After passing the multiple Department of Motor Vehicle and California Highway Patrol exams, Rafael, along with a few other students, was hired by Sanger Unified Transportation Department.  He is currently working every day and building on his skill set with on the job training to prepare for taking on a Special Needs Bus Route. 

The career change was worthwhile for Rafael.  He now has a rewarding career serving the students of Sanger Unified.  The other good news is that he can reconnect with his family.  With his new job as a bus driver, he is able to be home for dinner every night.

Wear Red for Adult Ed!
In order to increase awareness for Adult Education, CCAE Central Section school staff and students are encouraged to wear red every Tuesday. Let's show our support by wearing red!

  Wear Red for Adult Ed!

AEBG Regional Training for 2017-18 Policy and Data Collection
AEBG is offering face-to-face trainings to cover new policy changes for 2017-18. 

Day 1 of the trainings is for AEBG coordinators, data-entry staff, administrators and technical support, and will focus on AEBG data and accountability, policy changes, program metrics, community college-specific changes and more.

Day 2 will be hands-on in the computer lab, with CASAS TOPSpro Enterprise (TE) experts to walk you through reporting through TE.  All AEBG members must use CASAS TE to report student data.

The questions and answers from the initial training have been posted on the regional training page.

To prepare for the training, AEBG asks that regions:
Upcoming regional trainings:

Oct. 5-6
San Mateo
Oct. 10-11 Sacramento
Oct. 17-18 Vista
(Northern San Diego)
Oct. 24-25 Madera
Nov. 7-8 Santa Maria
Nov. 15-16 San Bernardino

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.

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.

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 Professional Development Opportunity
October 25-26, 2017
CCAE is exited to share an online professional development opportunity for all CCAE members.

CCAE has purchased a state association license for members to access the COABE 2017 Virtual Conference scheduled for October 25-26, 2017.  There is no cost to CCAE members to 'attend' the virtual conference on either day.

To register, please click here. This complimentary registration includes full access both days to all sessions, keynote speakers, presenter interviews, networking and more.

CCAE Central Section Winter Conference
November 17, 2017
CCAE Central Section is holding their Winter Conference on November 17, 2017 at Fresno Adult School.

Please click here for more information regarding the schedule and registration.

SAVE THE DATE: Third Annual AEBG Summit
January 22-23, 2018
The third annual AEBG Summit will be held January 22-23, 2018 in Southern California.  The summit will include several representatives from each consortium and will cover a wide range of topics.

More information, including location, presenters, topics and registration, coming soon!

CCIS Networking Event
April 9, 2018
California Consortium for Independent Study will be hosting an Area Networking Event in Fresno on April 9, 2018 at Central Learning Adult/Alternative School (CLASS).

Attendees will have a chance to share what sets their Independent Study school or program apart, hear about upcoming CCIS events and projects, and leave with contact information from other attendees.

To register, please click here.

CCAE State Conference
May 3-5, 2018
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.


The Math Gap: Implications for Investing in America's Workforce
Power in Numbers (an initiative from the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education) is excited to announce the publication of the first of three research reports: The Math Gap: Implication for Investing in America's Workforce

The research makes the case for the use of open educations resources (OER) in the adult education classroom.  It delves into the adult math landscape, analyzing the key stakeholders - employers, learners, and educators - and exploring how technology solutions can meet their needs, with a focus on OER. 

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 October and November 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.

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.

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.