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.
October 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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Fresno City College Open House
October 13, 2018
Fresno City College will be hosting their first ever community Open House on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

The FCC Open House is the perfect opportunity and a new way for everyone in the community to see the campus and discover what the college offers. Tours and workshops will be held throughout the event, along with activities, food, and entertainment.

For more information, please visit the Fresno City College website at

Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Career Tech Expo
October 17, 2018
The office of Fresno County Superintendent of Schools will be hosting their annual Career Tech Expo on October 17, 2018 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Chukchansi Park.

Career Tech Expo provides high school students and parents from the Central Valley insight on various careers and educational opportunities available through the many trade and training facilities in our local community. 

For more information, contact
Fresno CTE/ROP at 559-497-3860 or
Anthony Ayerza
Efrain Guizar
Blair Sobba

Adult Education Program Data & Accountability 3-Year Plan Regional Training
October 29, 2018
The Adult Education Program office in partnership with WestEd is hosting Data & Accountability in-person trainings on new data tools to support the consortium three-year planning processes. Training will focus on three types of data and tools important to planning:
  • Community need and customer segmentation data
  • Labor-market information and supply and demand tools
  • The LaunchBoard Adult Education Data Pipeline
A full-day in-person training session will be held in the Central region on the following date:

October 29, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Professional Oaks Building
4930 W. Kaweah Court
Visalia, CA 93277

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.
Student Success Story
Crystal Espinosa - Clovis Adult School
Crystal Espinosa found that raising a baby as a teen while trying to finish high school and working part-time was not easy.  She realized that making minimum wage wasn't enough to provide for her family and started a career as a stylist.  Still, she dreamed of earning her high school diploma and was determined to not give up.

Like many people, she has been through difficult times: marriage at a young age, domestic violence, divorce, and the loss of a child. Overcoming all of these things made her believe that going back to school and earning a diploma was something she could accomplish.

In 2017, she enrolled in Clovis Adult School and soon realized that she needed to adjust to multitasking and remain flexible while juggling school, work and family. She was determined and focused, which gave her the motivation needed and she didn't allow anything to get in the way of her goal.

Crystal states, "The Clovis Adult School faculty and staff supported and encouraged me throughout this process. They have equipped me with the tools I need in order to be successful, not only in academics but in life."

Crystal currently attends Fresno City Colleges and plans to transfer to Fresno State to pursue a special education teaching credential. She says, "As I've attained my initial goal of earning my high school diploma, it's now time to chase new goals. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

Crystal was a class speaker at Clovis Adult School's 2018 graduation. She also is the recipient of the AT&T-Central California Women's Conference - TRIO scholarship. She was recently hired as an instructional aide for the Special Education Department with Clovis Unified School District.

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 October. 

October 10,2018
Technology Integration in the Age of WIOA

October 15, 2018
Emotions Impact Learning!
Part 1: Understanding the Neurological Underpinnings of Emotions and Traumas

October 17, 2018
Emotions Impact Learning!
Part 2: Four Simple Techniques to Address Emotional Issues 

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

October Webinars:

October 10, 2018
Andragogy for the 21st Century

October 24, 2018
Leveraging AEBG to Improve Community Partnerships

October 24, 2018
Beginning of the Year Adult Ed Webinar

October 29, 2018
Implementing a Data Dialogue Protocol to Target Instruction and Improve Student Outcomes

October 30, 2018
Using Assessment Results to Inform Instruction

(click the AEBG Events Tab)

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

CALPRO Highlights
In addition, this fall CALPRO is offering 4-week long online courses, requiring about 3 hours a week of your time. 


October 9, 2018 - November 5, 2018

Understanding the Adult Learner: Adult Learning and Development



October 15, 2018 - November 11, 2018

Effective Lesson Planning



October 22, 2018 - November 18, 2018

Effective Teaching for Adult Educators



October 29, 2018 - December 2, 2018

Managing the ESL Multilevel Class



Professional Development by CASAS
Review the CASAS training sessions for October 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 Fall Conference
November 16, 2018
California Council for Adult Education Logo

Mark your calendars for the CCAE Central Section Fall Conference to be held in Fresno on Friday, November 16, 2018.


More information to follow!

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.


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.