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.
September 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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Supply Chain Logistics Training Program
Fresno Regional WDB Workforce Connection, in partnership with Fresno City College, is offering a 12-week Supply Chain Logistics training program that prepares students for work in the distribution industry. 

The program will run from September 10, 2018 - December 19, 2018. Participants must qualify for this no-cost training through Workforce Connection.

For more information or to register,
call (559) 230-4026.

Warehouse Technology Program
Fresno City College's Career Technology Center is offering a Warehouse Technology program beginning September 24, 2018.

This program teaches students how to inspect and operate various types of forklifts, blueprint reading skills, OSHA regulations, and soft skills. Students will be prepared to pass a forklift operator's certification exam upon employment. 

For the first time, this program is being offered virtually free of charge. This one-time only offer is a $450 value to students. 

Over the next two weeks, FCC/CTC will be conducting expedited enrollment. Mandatory program orientation is held every Monday from 9:00 am - 11:00 am.

For more information, please contact
or the Career Technology Center at 559-265-5700.

Student Success Story
Alexander M. Wolf - Clovis Adult Education
In 2008, Alexander's struggles with anxiety prevented him from finishing high school. Many years passed by and he thought about going back to receive his high school diploma, but also knew that the right help and support would be necessary for success. In 2018, Alexander enrolled at Clovis Adult Education.

Alexander found the process very accommodating and was surprised by how many resources were available.  Clovis Adult Education offered a variety of different options from traditional classes to online classes and GED testing.

Alexander states," The staff and counselors were very responsive to my needs.  I would like to thank Crystal Rodriguez and the main office staff for their excellent service, and my teachers Debbie Penner and Cinda DeCordova for the encouragement and support.  I also want to thank my Transition Counselor Pang Vangyi, who helped guide me towards my goals beyond high school, which included helping me enroll in college and further pursue education.  For everyone out there considering going back to finish high school, or obtaining their GED, or just seeking information and some direction, I recommend giving Clovis Adult Education a call.  I'm very happy that I did, and I am now well on my way to a new chapter in furthering my education."

Alexander will attend Fresno City College in the Fall of 2018, majoring in Automotive Technology.
Congress Approves Career Technical Education Bill
Thousands of COABE members responded to calls to action to support Senator Jack Reed's CTE for All Act included in the bill, which will help working-age adults build their job skills and advance, with an emphasis on high demand jobs.

Provisions in the legislation will:
  • Encourage programs funded under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act to align with adult education programs and industry sector partnerships authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
  • Include the state director of adult education and adult education providers in the development of the state plan for career and technical education.
  • Enable adult education providers that also offer career and technical education programs to participate in consortia that are eligible to receive funds under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
  • Expand the special populations to be served in include low-income, out-of-work, or underemployed adults.
  • Place a greater emphasis on work experiences as part of career and technical education programs.

The bill now goes to President Trump's desk
to be signed into law. 

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.

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.

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 September. 

September 7, 2018
Expanding Professional Development and Marketing for WIOA Success

September 18, 2018
Building Opportunities Through Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education 

California Adult Education 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.
September Webinar Mini-Series
Three sessions remain in this four-part series, which will teach you about tools you can use to increase learner success across several adult education program areas:

Part 2 - September 6, 2018
Understanding the MIS Student Data Elements in Adult Education

Part 3 - September 12, 2018
Empowering CTE Students Through ABE

Part 4 - September 14, 2018
18-19 Budget and Workplan in NOVA

Additional webinars:

September 19, 2018
Pathways to Successful Employment Outcomes for Adults with Disabilities

September 20, 2018
3-Year Planning Overview

September 26, 2018
Yes they CAN: Rigorous Writing Tasks for Low-Level ESL

(click the AEBG Events Tab)

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

CALPRO Highlights
Professional Development by CASAS
Review the CASAS training sessions for September 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.

OTAN Digital Leadership Academy

OTAN announces an opportunity for adult education agencies through the Digital Leadership Academy (DLAC) 2018-2020. 

The Digital Leadership Academy will assist agencies in meeting their technology integration, distance learning, or blended teaching goals.  The program is designed to be flexible in how agencies can best use the resources offered by OTAN to support their agency goals.  Your DLAC project is aligned to the Technology and Distance Learning Plan filed by all California WIOA Title II funded adult education agencies.  Teams of two or three teachers, coordinators, and administrators will represent the agency for the entire two years of the program.

The application deadline is Friday, September 7, 2018. 


CCAE Central Section Fall Conference
November 16, 2018
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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 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 will open on December 1, 2018. Visit the conference website for updated information.


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.