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

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Regional Education and Workforce Resource Summit
The Regional Education and Workforce Resource Summit was held on November 17, 2017 at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Fresno.

State Center Adult Education Consortium and Central/Mother Lode Regional Consortium partnered to offer a half-day summit designed to provide an opportunity to Learn, Share and Network.

The summit was on open-forum setting with panel presentations to Learn about community assets, Share successes and challenges and Network to build relationships.  Attendees from Adult Education, Workforce Development, Community Based Organization, Colleges and industry were invited.  Approximately 150 people participated in the event.

Please click below for the Resource Summit Brochure.

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.

AEBG Report on Implementation and Effectiveness Now Available
The Preliminary Report on the Implementation and Effectiveness of the Adult Education Block Grant Program is now available on the AEBG website.

To ensure that AEBG funding accelerates adults into employment, living wages, and full engagement in society, AEBG state legislation requires the the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction submit reports to the Legislature.  This is the preliminary report, with the final report due March 1, 2018, and it addresses the key requirements of the legislation, the evolution of California's adult education system, and recommendations.

Click on the photo above to view the report.

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 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 Regional Consortium Directory
CCAE is compiling a directory of the most updated adult education providers which will include primary contacts, program areas in which they deliver instruction, and total number of students served.  The goal is to strengthen local sharing of best practices by creating a directory of programs that is easy to use. 

Please click here to complete the form or contact for assistance.

AEBG Services Directory Now Available Online
You can now access services, by program area, for each consortium and each member within a consortium through the AEBG Services Directory, which is accessible below and via the AEBG homepage.  This is a great collaboration tool in that it allows you to easily see which other consortia or members offer similar services and can also be shared with prospective students who want to know more about programs offered within their community.

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.


OTAN Google Training
January 26, 2018
OTAN, in conjunction with State Center Adult Education Consortium and Central Learning Adult School Site (CLASS), will be offering a Google Training workshop on January 26, 2018 from 12 pm - 3 pm. The workshop will be held at Central Learning Adult School Site (CLASS) in Fresno. 

Attendees will learn how to navigate Google Drive, Forms, Sheets, and Keep, in addition to other information.

Currently, there are eighteen spots available.  To register, please contact Allyson Adams at

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
Collaborate with others from around the state, in Fresno on May 3-5, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Fresno Convention Center.

Learn about new best practices and receive targeted training from leaders in the adult education field.  There will be 25 strands offered - comprised of more that 75 breakout sessions - providing valuable, state-of-the-art training that you will be able to bring back to your adult ed program.

Join more that 1,000 conferees, and enjoy numerous networking opportunities with your peers in adult education and around the state.

CCAE 2018 conference registration is now open!
Register here.

Make your hotel reservations here.

CASAS Summer Institute
June 19-21, 2018
The CASAS National Summer Institute 2018 will be held June 19-21 in San Diego, CA.

Don't miss this once-a-year exceptional professional development opportunity.  Increase your knowledge and skills in using assessment results to inform instruction and to improve programs.  Learn more about data-driven decision-making.  The Institute is appropriate for:
  • Education providers (administrators, coordinators, instructors, and support staff)
  • Workforce development professionals
  • Business and industry representatives
  • State-level personnel (adult education directors and other state-level professionals)
  • Anyone interested in learning more about the CASAS system
Conference registration is now open!
Register 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 December 2017 and January 2018.

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.

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.