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.

January 2019

2018-2019 SCAEC Board Members

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) 207-3189

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California Adult Education Program (CAEP)
2018 Statewide Highlights
2018 was a busy year for adult education in California! Below are some statewide highlights per the California Community College Chancellor's Office (CCCCO).

2017/18 Student Data:

AEP Unduplicated Enrollment Data: 2017/18
Adults Served Participants

AEP Duplicated Enrollment Data 2017/18

Other key accomplishments:
  • CAEP Member Agency Reporting: In 2017/18, 348 AEP consortia members submitted data through CASAS TOPSpro Enterprise. This included 62 community colleges, 250 K12 adult schools, 5 ROPs, 2 libraries, 5 jail programs, and 23 county offices of education.
  • Training and Technical Assistance: CAEP increased the provision of professional development and technical assistance to the field.
  • Adult Education Field Teams: CAEP expanded the adult education field team process to six teams that included over 100 practitioners and experts charged with making recommendations to state agencies for improvements in adult education.
  • Interagency Collaboration: The California Department of Education and the Chancellor's Office worked closely with other California state agencies to increase the alignment of services and data metrics for adult learners in California.
Coming soon:
  • A formal branding of CAEP (California Adult Education Program)
  • AB2098 (Immigrant integration)
  • Member effectiveness/continuous improvement guide
  • Data matching displayed on Launchboard
  • More/better student data
  • 3-year plans
  • Online learning
California Adult Education 3-Year Planning Webinar Miniseries
In preparation for the June 7, 2019 due date for California Adult Education Program (CAEP) three-year plans, the CAEP Office, in collaboration with WestEd, AIR and TAP, is offering a three-part webinar miniseries beginning in mid-January.

If you need support around the three-year planning process, be sure to attend this webinar miniseries.

January 15, 2019
Pre-Planning Guidance and Self-Assessment Tool
Experts will walk you through the final three-year planning template and the guidance while connecting you to the various tools available. A self-assessment tool that can be used in the initial pre-planning phase will also be discussed.

January 22, 2019
Community Asset Mapping
This webinar presents community asset mapping as a method for connecting with a community's multitude of individual, organizational and institutional strengths. Learn about and understand how to implement community asset mapping strategies.

January 29, 2019
3-Year Planning - Where Do We Go Next?
Join experts for an overview of the planning template and a recap of the previous two webinars as a final curtain call for three-year planning.

LINCS Community of Practice E-Training:
Preparing Adult English Language Learners for State-Adopted Academic Content Standards
Three new e-trainings are available to support implementation of English language proficiency (ELP) standards - and academic content standards - for adult English Language Learners (ELL).

These ready-to-use e-learning courses will get you started in using ELP standards to support ELLs' academic language development and engagement in content-area instructional activities.

Module One: Introduction to the ELP Standards for Adult Education

Module Two: Analyzing Student Tasks in Relation to Content Demands, Thinking Skills, and Language Use

Module Three: Digging Deeper into the English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education

Workforce Connection Offers Solar Training Program
Fresno Workforce Connection is offering a Solar Installations Basics Training Program beginning in February.

This training will prepare participants for an entry level position in the solar industry. Participants will perform construction and electrical basics and demonstrate proper industry-related OSHA safety training.

Please call 559-230-4026 for more information.

U.S. Census Bureau Employment Opportunities
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting people for a variety of jobs to assist with the 2020 Census count. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen.

Candidates must complete an online job application. The application includes assessment questions about education, work, and other experience.

California Adult Education Webinar Series Schedule
California Adult Education and the AEBG Technical Assistance Project (TAP) host a series of webinars and events to provide professional development, technical assistance and important CAEP updates and information. Check the CAEP webinar page for a complete schedule.
  • Wednesdays are designated for professional development.
  • Fridays are designated for policy/state updates.
January webinar

January 11, 2019
Reporting 17-18 Hours of Instruction and Operational Costs by Fund Source

Webinars in the 3-Year Planning Miniseries

January 15, 2019
Pre-Planning Guidance and Self-Assessment Too

January 22, 2019
Community Asset Mapping

January 29, 2019
3-Year Planning - Where Do We Go Next?

COABE Professional Development
The Coalition on Adult Basic Education is offering free professional development webinars in January. 

January 23, 2019
Be the Key That Opens the Door for Your Students - Career Pathways are Lifelines for Them!

January 28, 2019
Building a Standards-Based Professional Learning System for Adult Educators

Professional Development by CALPRO
CALPRO is offering numerous professional learning opportunities for January and February 2019.

CALPRO Highlights
Professional Development by CASAS
Review the CASAS training sessions for January 2019 at the link below.

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.

Association of Community and Continuing Education (ACCE) Conference
February 6-8, 2019

The Association of Community and Continuing Education is holding their Statewide Annual Conference in San Diego, February 6-8, 2019.

California Adult Education Administrators' Association (CAEAA) Conference
February 7-8, 2019

The 22nd Annual CAEAA State Conference will be held on February 7-8, 2019 in Sacramento.


OTAN Technology and Distance Learning Symposium 2019
March 1-2, 2019


The Technology and Distance Learning Symposium is ideal for adult education teachers, coordinators and administrators to learn new information and hands-on skill development to start or grow blended/distance learning programs and enhance technology integration in the classroom.

 Symposium Brochure

 Symposium Website

California Council for Adult Education (CCAE)
Legislative Day
April 8-9, 2019

Make plans to attend CCAE's Leg Day event, beginning on Monday, April 8th in Sacramento.  Members and students will be converging on the Capitol to speak with their local legislators.

CCAE is offering two Interactive Leg Day trainings on March 15, 2019 and April 5, 2019. These webinars will cover the necessary knowledge, as well as important tools, for talking with legislators and decision-makers.

Register for the March 15, 2019 webinar.

 Registration link for the April 5, 2019

webinar coming soon.

California Council for Adult Education (CCAE)
2019 State Conference
April 24-28, 2019

Collaborate with your colleagues from around the state on April 24-28, 2019 in San Diego, CA.

Learn about new best practices and receive targeted training from state- and national-level speakers. Ten strands, comprised of more that 100 breakout sessions, will be offered, providing valuable, stat-of-the-art training that you will be able to bring back to your adult ed program!

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

Hotel reservations at a special conference rate are currently available at the link below.

Registration is now open.

2019 California Adult Education Program (CAEP) Summit
October 29-30, 2019

The 2019 CAEP Summit will be held on October 29-30, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County.

Request for proposals and summit registration will be open Spring 2019.

More information to follow!


Practical Resources for Young Adults with Disabilities
Please click on the links below for resources to assist young adults with disabilities in transitioning to adulthood. 

End-of-Year Legislative Report for Adult Education
The end-of-year report on the implementation and effectiveness of the Adult Education Program - formerly the Adult Education Block Grant Program (AEBG) - in 2016/17 is now available.

The report includes state-level data on student enrollment, outcomes, skill gains, demographics and other data reported under the new adult education data and accountability metrics. In the 2016/17 program year, adult education programs in California served 695,162 unduplicated students, with the largest number of them enrolled in English as a second language/civics programs, followed by adult secondary education programs. 

Click on the photo above to view the report.

Salary Surfer
To help students and their families make important decisions about investing time and money in a college education, the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, through Salary Surfer, is providing comparative information about the earnings of recent California Community College graduates. 

Salary Surfer uses the aggregated earnings of graduates from a five-year period to provide an estimate on the potential wages to be earned two and five years after receiving a certificate or degree in certain disciplines. 

COABE Adult Educator Resource Repository
Need help working with your students?

Find lesson plans, videos, apps, conference presentations, and professional development resources uploaded by practitioners and expert presenters. Membership with COABE is required to access these resources. 

USA Learns - Free Online Courses in US Citizenship and English
USA Learns is a free website created by the Sacramento County Office of Education to help adults learn English and prepare for U.S. Citizenship. 

The website teaches English by providing engaging videos and educational activities. Learners have the opportunity to learn English independently or with the support of their teacher. 

Teachers may access the USA Learn for Teachers website that enables adult educators to easily create online courses and monitor their students' progress as they complete the activities and lessons.

Fresno County Library Online Services
The Fresno County Library offers a wide variety of online services. General information that can be found at

Another useful tool from the Fresno County Library is the LearningExpress Library, featuring tutorials, videos and practice tests geared toward helping learners achieve their goals.  Depending on their needs, customers can explore different areas such as the Adult Learning Center, the Career Center, and the High School Equivalency Center, as well as others. 

CCAE 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. 

Contact for assistance.