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.


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SCAEC Board Members

Tod Tompkins - 
Caruthers USD

Paul Birrell - 
Central USD

Darren Sylvia - 
Chawanakee USD

Lee Brown - 
Clovis Community College

Ed Schmalzel - 
Clovis USD

Barbara Thiesen - 
Dinuba USD

Raine Bumatay - 
Fresno USD

Donna Cooper - 
Fresno City College

Pam Coronado - 
FCOE - Adults in Corrections

Valerie Vuicich -

Kuljeet Mann - 
Golden Valley USD

Ron Pack -
Kings Canyon USD

David Raygoza -
Madera USD

Todd Davis -
Reedley College

Nancy Penny -
Sanger USD

Drew Sylvia -
Selma USD

Ara Keledjian -
Sierra USD

Deborah Marvin - 
Valley ROP

Grant Thor -
Washington USD

Stacy Nicol -
Yosemite USD

Executive Board Meetings are held at:

Clovis Community College
Herndon Campus
390 W. Fir, Suite 308
Clovis, CA 93611

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

February 16, 2017
March 17, 2017
April 21, 2017
May 8, 2017
June 9, 2017

SCAEC Course Alignment Project - 
State Center Adult Education Consortium will soon begin the project of aligning our adult school and college programs to create an efficient pathway for students transitioning to college and/or career.

The initial meeting with faculty/teachers to kick off the alignment project will be Friday, May 12, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Clovis Community College, Herndon Campus. 

Chosen faculty/teachers will be given background information, overarching goals of the alignment project, and individual objectives to achieve. Participants will also be given the opportunity to meet in their sub-region teams.  James Hayes, from Sage Business and Education, will coordinate this project to help ensure that an effective process, with useful resources, is created for all of us. 

SCAEC Board Members will decide which disciplines, i.e. ESL, ABE, CTE, will be participating in the first wave of alignment and also which faculty/teachers will participate in the initial meeting as well as subsequent meetings to achieve all objectives.

Teachers/faculty - if you are interested in participating in this project, please see your appropriate AEBG Board member as soon as possible!

Grand Opening!
The Madera Workforce Assistance Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony on February 27, 2017 to celebrate the opening of their new site.

The "one stop shop" houses Madera Adult School, as well as representatives from other agencies, including:
  • Madera Community College Center
  • Madera Workforce Assistance Center
  • Madera County Workforce Investment Corporation
  • Department of Rehabilitation
  • Madera County Department of Social Services
  • Employment Development Department
For more information, call 662-4500.

CCAE Legislative Day
CCAE's Legislative Day was held on April 3 - 4, 2017 in Sacramento.

Executive Board Member JoJo Reyes  and others from Central Learning Adult School Site (CLA SS) met with state legislat ors to advocate for adult education.

AEBG - An Ongoing State Effort
Leaders in adult education continue to be faced with the need to convince local district leaders that the program is ongoing. The following points may be useful in that conversation:
  • The AEBG is an important element of state leaders addressing the challenge of income inequities and poverty. With education and job skills, adults will be better positioned to earn wages that support families.
  • Following the recent recession, major agreements by the Governor and the State Legislature resulted in the development of the AEBG and the revised adult education program.
  • Including the proposed 2017-18 funding level, Governor Brown and the State Legislature will have committed $1.5 billion since 2015-16 to support adult education.
Governor Brown and state legislative leaders also view adult education as being critical to state policies that address Immigration Reform and K-12 Parents as English learners.

Save Adult Education National Public Awareness Campaign
A website has been established by COABE as a joint effort between the State Directors of Adult Education and COABE to prevent any cut to adult education funding at the federal level.

There are now multiple options available to contact members of Congress on this issue.  Students, teachers, and administrators can send prepared letters or make phone calls directly to their legislators.

Handwritten letters can also be sent by students detailing their adult education experience (why they enrolled, what they are planning on doing when they finish), and the message DO NOT CUT FUNDING FOR ADULT EDUCATION.

COABE 2017 Spring Journal
The COABE Journal is a scholarly refereed journal committed to advancing the understanding and practice of adult literacy, secondary, and basic education.

The Journal strives to be inclusive in scope, addressing topics and issues of significance to scholars and practitioners concerned with diverse aspects of adult education.

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.

Highlights of the manual include:
  • How WIOA affects adult education
  • What a cohesive adult learning program looks like
  • Detailed description of the WIOA changes to instructional materials
  • What the three pillars for a strong workforce are
  • How adult education supports career pathways and the levels at which they operate
  • Three changes in Title II adult education funding
  • Solutions on how to implement and comply with WIOA guidelines


Fresno Chamber of Commerce Employment Expo
The Fresno Chamber of Commerce is hosting an 'Emerging Leaders Employment Expo' at Fresno City College.

High School and College Students are invited to attend on the following days to speak with employers and career experts in preparation for getting a job:
  • April 21st - College Student Day
  • April 22nd - High School Student Day
To view the flyer, please click here .

For registration information, please click here .

2017 College and Career Fair For Incarcerated Youth
The Fresno County Superintendent of Schools Office - Alice M. Worsley School at Juvenile Justice Center is hosting the 2017 College and Career Fair for incarcerated youth of Fresno County. 

The Fresno County Superintendent of Schools Office and State Center Community College District have collaborated in helping this underserved population transition from the Juvenile Justice Center to the local community college system. David-Anthony Navarro, Clovis Community College - College Relations Specialist, has been personally involved with the program for over 14 years and sees it as an opportunity for hope, change and a future for these students.

Event Details:
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
3333 American Avenue
Fresno, CA 93725

For additional information, please contact Mike Lepore at (559) 600-4696, or Michelle Trevino at (559) 600-4694,

2017 CCAE State Conference
Registration for the 2017 CCAE State Conference is now open.  The conference will be held on May 4-6, 2017 at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, CA.

To register, please click  here .

Professional Development by CALPRO
CALPRO is offering numerous Professional Learning Opportunities for March and April 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 listing of workshops, please click here.