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March 2021
Congratulations to Clovis Adult Education!

At a recent CUSD board meeting, Clovis Adult Education was recognized for winning The Fresno Bee People's Choice Award - Trade/Technical School for the third year in a row.

In addition, CAE nursing students were recognized for their efforts to assist Sierra Pacific Orthopedics in vaccinating over 2,900 CUSD employees.

A video of the board meeting can be found below, with comments by Superintendent O'Farrell at 10:30, and Deputy Superintendent Anderson at 1:03.

Congratulations, CAE!
Earn a Bookkeeping Fundamentals Certificate!

Beginning in August, Fresno City College, in partnership with the Fresno K-16 Collaborative and State Center Adult Education Consortium, will be offering a Bookkeeping Fundamentals Certificate. The courses will have a flexible schedule and are reserved for current adult school learners transitioning to college.

Fees for qualified Adult Education candidates are covered through the funds and efforts of the Fresno K-16 Collaborative and State Center Adult Education Consortium.

Click on the flyer for more information and the registration link.
Madera Manufacturing Mechanic Program set to begin April 12, 2021

The Workforce Development Board of Madera County, Fresno EOC and Valley Apprenticeship Connections are partnering to offer a no-cost 15-week program focusing on concepts necessary to be successful as a Manufacturing Maintenance Mechanic.

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.

The nomination period for the 2021 Adult Education Students Succeed Program is now open!

OTAN invites nominations of adult education learners who are successful as a result of the education received at California WIOA-funded adult education agencies. This is a great way to recognize the hard work that an outstanding student has completed in the pursuit of their personal, academic, and professional goals and aspirations. The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2021.

More information about the nomination process is available HERE.
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).

Alisa Avdalyan
Clovis Adult Education

Learn about Alisa's inspiring journey from teenage mother to regional account manager with support from the Clovis Adult Education staff.

FAFSA Workshops

Mary Lopez, SCAEC Transition Specialist, will be hosting a number of FAFSA workshops over the next three months.

Click on the flyer for more information.

Madera Community College Virtual Field Trip
March 22, 2021

Join SCAEC Transition Specialist Michelle Santesteban and Madera Community College Adult Education Counselor Jose Alvarez-Torres for a virtual tour of Madera Community College and discussion of the many services available.

Click on the flyer for more information.

SCAEC Resource Extravaganza
April 21, 2021

Join SCAEC Transition Specialist Michelle Santesteban as she hosts a virtual resource extravaganza. Come and learn about the adult school programs, college programs, and supportive services available to adult students in our community.

Click on the flyer for more information.

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.
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COABE National Conference, March 21-24, 2021.
CCAE State Conference, April 19-23, 2021
CASAS National Summer Institute, June 17-18 and 22-23, 2021.
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,

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.


Click the link below for a list of CALPRO events for March and April.

OTAN (Outreach and Technical Assistance Network)

Each month, OTAN releases informational newsletters for teachers and administrators. Access current issues here:


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! 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!