December 2020
Fresno Adult School is offering a Nurse Assistant program beginning December 17, 2020.

An orientation session will be held on December 9th, however an additional session may be held depending on enrollment. Please contact Nancy Madrigal at nancy.madrigal@fresnounified.org for more information.
Microsoft Office and Quickbooks CTE courses offered at Madera Adult School.
Microsoft Office Specialist
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • Access
  • Accounting concepts
  • Bookkeeping applications
  • Introductory and advanced Quickbooks

Click on the flyers for more information.
Fresno City College has several options available in the Spring 2021 semester for those looking to improve their English or prepare for the High School Equivalency exam.

Students can take non-credit, tuition-free classes in:
  • Pronunciation
  • Listening/Speaking
  • Reading and Writing
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Sciences

Interested students should fill out the survey at the link below and they will be contacted as soon as possible. More information can also be found by clicking on the flyer.

Proteus, Inc. is offering free financial literacy workshops focusing on those who are unbanked or underbanked.

Topics will include savings, budgeting, credit, and financial scams.

Click on the flyer for more information.
CalPro Professional Development Opportunity
April 6, 2021 - May 18, 2021

In partnership with CalPro, Fresno Adult School will be hosting the greater Fresno area Community of Practice for Success for All Learners through Equity.

Attendees will learn about the cultural competence framework and the role of unconscious bias as well as share a definition of equity and explore program and classroom practices that support
equity for all students.

Click on the flyer for more information and the registration link.
Move Ahead with Adult Ed: A campaign toolkit for adult educators.

COABE and NASDAE are joining forces to deploy a campaign toolkit for adult educators.

The purpose of the campaign toolkit is to provide outreach materials and language to help adult education organizations with proactive tools to communicate the value of adult education and how they can support adult learners during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many state directors and local program providers have expressed a need to let students and partner programs know that they are open for business and that they have a variety of ways for students to participate (virtual, face-to-face, or a combination of the two).

Our Transition Team is here to help!

Our staff continues to be available during this time to assist students with community resource referrals, academic and career counseling, financial aid assistance, and college application assistance.

Please click on the flyer for contact information.
Student Success Story

Learn about Juan Carlos's determination to improve his English skills.

OTAN Technology and Distance Learning Symposium
March 3-5, 2021 (virtual event)
The Technology and Distance Learning Symposium is ideal for the teachers, coordinators and administrators in the network of California adult education providers under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, WIOA Title II, the federal grant administered by the Adult Education Office at the California Department of Education.

This event will offer relevant and new information, dynamic presentations, and hands-on skill development to start or grow your blended/distance learning programs and enhance technology integration in the classroom.

The call for proposals has opened! Submit a proposal

For more information, visit the TDLS page on the OTAN website, https://tdls.otan.us/
Save the date for the California Council for Adult Education (CCAE) State Conference, April 19-23, 2021.

More information to follow!
SCAEC Launches New Student and Teacher Resource Website,
Current and prospective students will find information on college, careers, and supportive services at our new resource website, SCAECLearns.org.

Students can request an appointment by phone, email or video chat with a Transitions Specialist for assistance with:
  • Academic and career advising
  • College admission applications
  • Financial aid
  • Educational and career training options
  • Career exploration
  • Community resource referrals

Teachers will find up-to-date information on lesson plans, professional development opportunities, testing, and other resources.


The California Adult Education Program (CAEP) newsletter is a vital resource for those wanting to keep informed about the latest news regarding adult education in our state. The newsletter is sent weekly and is full of up-to-date information regarding policy, due dates, and COVID-19 related news. To subscribe, please click the link below.


In response to COVID-19, many institutions are increasing online resources that may assist adult educators, administrators, and students on a variety of topics.


The MCWAC Business Services Unit holds weekly Rapid Response Zoom Orientation sessions for individuals that have been laid off and impacted by COVID-19.

They have also received additional funds to provide supportive service assistance for individuals who have been laid off due to COVID-19, have experienced a reduction in hours/pay due to COVID-19, or are unable to work for COVID-19 related reasons.


In addition to many other services, The Fresno County Public Library offers assistance with job and career searches, services for New Americans and Veterans, and homework help. Click on the link below to access their website for more information.

You can also apply for a library card online here:


The UFW Foundation provides assistance with green card renewals, DACA renewals, naturalization, and other topics. For more information, click on the flyers below.


Zoom-bombing refers to uninvited guests who crash Zoom meetings, most often through publicly available Zoom links. 

Click the link below for some basic precautions you can take to ensure Zoom bombing does not interrupt your class or meeting, courtesy of San Joaquin Delta College and Zoom.


Over the past few months, we've had to rely heavily on technology to communicate with others. The most recent OTAN newsletter has great self-care tips to help manage some of the stress associated with increased computer usage, in addition to a lot of other useful OTAN information!

AuntBertha.com is a community resource network that connects people seeking help with verified social care providers. Just enter your zip code, hit search, and find local community resources available for food, housing, transit, health, work, and much more!