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.
November 2018

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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Visit our website at

Visit the Adult Education Program website at
Fresno City College Training Institute offers
Phlebotomy Training Program

The FCC Training Institute will be offering a Phlebotomy Training Program beginning in January 2019.

Those interested should attend an informational orientation on November 14, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Fresno City College Old Administration Building Auditorium. For detailed information, please see the flyer below.

SCAEC CommuityPro Suite Workshop
November 27, 2018
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CommunityPro Suite, adopted by the State Center Adult Education Consortium, provides inter-agency referrals, case management, reporting, and analysis to show regional success.

SCAEC is holding a hands-on workshop to practice utilizing the many functions of the system.  This workshop will also give users the opportunity to meet counterparts from other sites and agencies.  

Clickable link

An RSVP is required by emailing

For questions, please contact  Pang Vangyi at
559-573-4638 or

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.
New California Adult Education Website Now Live!
AEP 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 AEP consortia are doing on a local level.

Access the new website at

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

November 15, 2018
Language Lifts to Help Them Soar: Planning ESOL Instruction Using the English Language Proficiency Standards

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

November Webinars:

November 7, 2018
NOVA Reporting - 17/18 Hours and Expenses

November 9, 2018
Overview of the Final Three-Year Planning Template, Guidance, and Tools

November 14, 2018
CA Career Pathway System Building

(click the AEBG Events Tab)

Professional Development by CALPRO
CALPRO is offering numerous Professional Learning Opportunities for November and December 2018.

CALPRO Highlights
Professional Development by CASAS
Review the CASAS training sessions for November 2018 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 CA School Administrators (ACSA) 2018 Leadership Summit
November 8-10, 2018

The Leadership Summit is ACSA's premier professional development event for school leaders. This event provides opportunities for invaluable networking and offers professional development on current critical leadership and educational issues.

 On Friday, November 9, the summit will offer strand workshops specific to adult education.

 Adult Education Strand Workshops Flyer

 ACSA 2018 Leadership Summit Registration


CCAE Central Section Winter Conference
November 16, 2018
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The CCAE Central Section Winter Conference will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018 at Fresno Adult School.



10:30 am Registration opens
11:00 - 11:35 am
Opening with Student Presenters
11:40 am - 12:40 pm
First Session
12:45 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:35 - 2:15 pm Networking
2:30 - 3:30 pm Second Session
3:30 - 3:45 pm  Silent Auction and 50/50


To register, email Courtney McMahon at


$55.00 for CCAE members

$65.00 for non-members


Checks payable to CCAE Central Section

will be collected at the door.


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.

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

The 2019 AEP 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.