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UPDATES AND INFORMATION
May 2021
WHAT'S NEW?
SIERRA ADULT SCHOOL RECEIVES WASC ACCREDITATION
Congratulations to Sierra Adult School for receiving their first Western Association of School and Colleges (WASC) accreditation! We look forward to watching your adult school program grow.
Community College 'Steps to Success' Workshops
May 12, 2021

Join Clovis Community College to learn about general community college information, application assistance, and explore majors.

Morning and evening sessions available.

Please click on the flyer for more information.
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.
BRANDMAN UNIVERSITY NO-COST COURSES
Brandman University, in partnership with the Fresno K-16 Collaborative and State Center Adult Education Consortium, is offering two courses free of charge.
Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) Summer Program

This course is for individuals new to payroll, supporting the payroll industry and preparing for the FPC exam. This course focuses on payroll calculations and provides the basic knowledge and skills required to maintain payroll compliance and prevent costly penalties.

Registration deadline in June 4, 2021.

Click on the flyer for more information and the registration link.
CompTIA A+ Certification Online Self-paced Course

Understand how computer systems architecture can be implemented and properly maintained to support the needs or an organization. Become proficient in how operating systems are installed, configured, and used in various business settings. At the end of each course, students will be ready to sit for the exam and take the next step to become CompTIA A+ certified.

Click on the flyer for more information and the registration link.
Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Training

The Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board is offering a 6-week, no-cost training designed to expose students to several different construction trades. The next class will begin on July 6, 2021 and is limited to 20 students.

Students must register for orientation at www.valleybuild.net.

Please click on the flyer for detailed information.
Registration Open!
WestEd's Spring 2021 Professional Development
 
WestEd is pleased to announce the launch of a series of statewide webinars. These webinars will introduce you to key concepts and topics for adult educators as they relate to your CAEP work and the Adult Education Pipeline Dashboard. These webinars are the place to start preparing for your three-year plan or begin exploring the CAEP data tools and resources. 

CALPRO Civics in Adult Education Webinar
May 17, 2021
 
This webinar will prepare instructors to embed Civics education into adult high school equivalency completion, adult basic education programs, English literacy, and civics education. Topics will include best practices, lesson plan ideas, and resources for Civics instruction. 



CALPRO Training of Trainers
June 21 and 25, 2021

The application for CALPRO Training of Trainers module on collaborative curriculum alignment is now open. Accepted participants agree to become a CALPRO trainer, and to offer the training at least once in the year following the training. Support and mentoring are provided by CALPRO.

SCAEC TRANSITION TEAM UPDATES
STUDENT SUCCESS STORY
Sandra Torres
Sanger Adult School

Learn about Sandra's goal to set a good example for her children and prepare herself for the workforce.



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.
UPCOMING CONFERENCES
CASAS National Summer Institute, June 17-18 and 22-23, 2021.
RESOURCES
SCAEC Student and Teacher Resource Website,
Students
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
Teachers will find up-to-date information on lesson plans, professional development opportunities, testing, and other resources.

SUBSCRIBE TO THE CALIFORNIA ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM NEWSLETTER!

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.


Move Ahead with Adult Ed: A campaign toolkit for adult educators.


COVID-19 RESOURCES

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


CALPRO Events

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:



MADERA COUNTY WORKFORCE ASSISTANCE CENTER SERVICES

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.


FRESNO COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

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:

UFW FOUNDATION

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


TIPS TO AVOID ZOOM BOMBING

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.


OTAN TECHIE TIPS

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!
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