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) 207-3189

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New California Adult Education Website Now Live!
AEBG has launched a new California Adult Education website designed for prospective and current students, as well as educators and administrators.

The new site has a fresh look and feel and is easy to navigate. Content from the existing website has been migrated to the new site, though categorized in an efficient manner.  The "Find A School" locator allows seekers to easily locate information for all adult schools and community colleges in the state of California.

The new site will be a hub for showcasing all of the wonderful work AEBG consortia are doing on a local level.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
California Adult Education Website
Live Demonstration
(click the AEBG Events Tab)

Access the new website at

SCAEC Board Members to Retire
SCAEC Board members Deborah Marvin and Nancy Penny will be retiring at the end of June.

Deborah, Superintendent of Valley ROP, retires after 27 years of service to students, Career Technical Education and Valley ROP. She was recently recognized with an Educational Award for her 25 years of work and leadership with State Center Community College District. Deborah has served on the SCAEC Board since 2015.

Nancy, Principal of Sanger Adult School, retires after 28 years of service to Sanger Unified School District. She was recently recognized by the Sanger District Chamber of Commerce as the 2018 Educator of the Year. Nancy has served on the SCAEC Board since 2013.

We extend our gratitude to Deborah and Nancy for their years of service to State Center Adult Education Consortium and wish them all the best in their retirements!

Student Success Story
Mayra Santana - Madera Adult School
Thirteen years ago, Mayra was an ESL student at Madera Adult School.  After graduating from Madera High School, Mayra tried to enroll at the Madera Community College Center, but her limited command of English was an obstacle and her college language entrance exam scores were too low for her to enroll.

Mayra states, "With my pride at an all time low and my dreams seemingly fading away, I enrolled at Madera Adtul School. I didn't know what to expect. I was enrolled in an Adult Basic Education class taught by Ms. Rene Smith. I attended her classes for six months, it was here I really learned to read, write and understand the English language. Ms. Smith was a teacher of excellence! She encouraged and believed in me as she did for all her students! At the end of these six months, I was able to retake the language exam at Madera Community College Center. I attended college there for two years, then transferred to Fresno State University where I graduated with two Bachelor of Arts degrees, one in English of all things!! And one in Spanish with a minor in Linguistics!"

Mayra is currently employed as an Adult Basic Education teacher at Madera Adult School, teaching the very same courses she took as a student.

English Language Learner (ELL) Workforce Navigator Pilot Program
The Madera County Workforce Investment Corporation, in collaboration with the Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board, and the State Center Adult Education Consortium, helps individuals who face substantial cultural and language barriers to employment become equipped for careers, empowered with character, and prepared to participate in the global economy.

Assistance is available with:
  • Adult Basic Education
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • High School Diploma, GED, or HiSET exam
  • Transition to college of higher education
  • U.S. Citizenship class
  • Career Technical Education
  • Transitional Jobs Training
  • On the Job Training
  • Legal and Immigration Resources
  • and much more...
For more information about services in Madera County, contact Sophia Aguilar at (559) 662-4509.

For more information about services in Fresno County, contact Ana Escareno at (559) 230-4015.

COABE NCSDAE Legislative Alert
On February 9, President Trump signed a Continuing Resolution that includes significant increases in Non-defense
Discretionary spending and offers the opport unity to increase funding for Adult Education, among other programs. 

Now, each Appropriations Committee must decide how to allocate its new funds. This is a unique opportunity to increase funding for Adult Education by $100 million (a roughly 17 percent increase).

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.


COABE Professional Development
The Coalition on Adult Basic Education is offering a free professional development webinar in June. 

June 20, 2018
Differentiation: Giving Everyone the Opportunity to Succeed

California Adult Education Technical Assistance Webinar Series Schedule
California Adult Education 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.
June Webinars

June 13, 2018
Open Educational Resources - Session 1

June 15, 2018
NOVA Annual Plan Submission and Forecasting

June 22, 2018
Open Educational Resources - Session 2

(click the AEBG Events Tab)

Professional Development by CALPRO
CALPRO is offering numerous Professional Learning Opportunities for June and July 2018.

CALPRO Highlights
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.


29th Annual CTE Fall Conference -  Hosted by CALCP and CAROCP
November 14-16, 2018

Inviting all...

  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Counselors
  • CTE Professionals

Join over 600  educators at the 29th Annual CTE Conference in Rancho Mirage, November 14-16, 2018 at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort.  Benefit from excellent keynote speakers, engaging workshops, quality exhibitors, networking opportunities, and legislative updates.

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

Registration information will be available in August. Visit the conference website for updated information.


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. 

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.

AEBG Report on Implementation and Effectiveness

Click on the photo above to view the report.