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Martinez Adult Education

Martinez Unified School District

    QUICK LINKS

    ACCESS SITE

    America s Job Center of California

    Through our partnership with America’s Job Centers of
    California (AJCC) and EastBay Works, Martinez Adult Education will be an access site to connect you to the many training and education opportunities offered by AJCCs through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. For more information on connecting to AJCC resources, please call (925) 335-5890.

    OFFICE HOURS

    Monday
    8:15 am–4:00 pm
    5:30 pm–7:00 pm

    Tuesday
    8:15 am–4:00 pm
    5:30 pm–8:00 pm

    Wednesday
    8:15 am–4:00 pm
    5:30 pm–7:00 pm

    Thursday
    8:15 am–4:00 pm
    5:30 pm–8:00 pm

    Friday
    8:15 am–1:00 pm

    CONTACTS

    Main Office
    925-335-5890

    Suzanne Murphy
    Director of Martinez Adult Education
    smurphy@martinez.k12.ca.us

    Cindy Santos
    Office Manager 
    csantos@martinez.k12.ca.us

    Business Training Center Office
    ngero@martinezusd.net
    925-335-5890, Ext. 3983

    ESL Office
    awallace@martinezusd.net
    925-335-5890, Ext. 3920

    High School Diploma and Equivalency
    mlumb@martinezusd.net
    (925) 335-5890, Ext. 3994

    Police Officer Standards and Training
    rgonzales@martinez.k12.ca.us
    925-335-5890, Ext. 3968

    MAE Vision & Mission

    VISION:
    Meet the evolving individual and community needs through accessible, effective education enabling our students to achieve their educational and career goals.

    MISSION:
    Transforming lives by raising academic and literacy levels, providing workforce training and access to post-secondary education, and encouraging students to become active community participants.

     Latest News


    REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
    Students in libraryWinter classes at Martinez Adult Education are now in progress. Don't delay, it is not too late to sign up for classes.

    We have friendly and informed office personnel, dedicated teachers, and approachable administrators all teaming together to help you succeed in gaining marketable job skills, learning English, earning a high school diploma, preparing for high school equivalency exams, and developing computer skills.


    ACCESS SITE AT MARTINEZ ADULT EDUCATION
    Eastbay Works - America s Job Center of California
    Announcing the Opening of America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) Access Site at Martinez Adult Education! Need help getting a job? Improving your skills to get a job? Martinez Adult Education offers job readiness and career search resources on campus, through a unique partnership with Contra Costa County and nine local organizations. Following are some of the FREE services that are now available to the community and students at Martinez Adult Education.

    • Résumé writing and career workshops
    • Access to job postings and hiring events
    • Computers, printers, copier and scanner available for job search
    • Access to CalJOBS, the state’s best online resource for job seekers
    • Free career assessments and typing tests with speed and accuracy certification
    • Training and education information
    • Career Coach on campus 4 days a week

    For more information, or to view the monthly calendar of workshops and activities.


    MARTINEZ ADULT EDUCATION IS AN AUTHORIZED HiSET TESTING SITE

    ETS HiSETMartinez Adult Education is proud to administer the High School Equivalency Assessment (HiSET) and offeres testing for computer-based HiSET exams. The HiSET® test costs $140 for all five sections or $35.00 per section. If the complete test is paid in full in advance, two free retakes are available. Test must be completed within one year or you will have to pay again.

    Registration is done online 24 hours prior to the testing session. Payment is required at the time of registration.

    Steps to registering:

    1. Create an online profile at hiset.ets.org
    2. Register for a test online or by phone
    3. Contact ETS Customer Service at hiset.ets.org or 1-855-MyHiSET (1-855-694-4738)



    OPTICAL ASSISTANT TRAINING PROGRAM

    Optical Assistance TrainingDiscover a career that combines technology and fashion—and is in demand! Employment of opticians is expected to grow by as much as 18.2 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than average. The Optical Assistant Training program is designed to help you prepare for an entry-level position as an optical technician, optical lab technician or contact lens fitter. Jobs like these require an interesting mix of clinical skills, salesmanship, and style including knowing how to: conduct basic eye exams, fit eyeglasses and contact lenses for people with eye problems, and fill prescriptions from both ophthalmologists and optometrists. The program is approximately 16 weeks with monthly starts beginning on January 7, 2019. Learn more >



    INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHING
    Public Safety DispatchHave you ever wondered what it’s like to be a 911 dispatcher? The course offers an introduction to the many aspects of emergency dispatching. Topics covered will include the interview process, terminology, handling of incoming calls, radio dispatching, work schedules, multitasking, and scenarios. This course is for people who have no experience dispatching but want to find out more about the career. Taught by people who do the job. This class is certified through POST (Peace Officer Standards & Training). 

    To learn more call Martinez Adult School (925) 335-5890.


    STUDENT SUCCESS STORY: CATHY CELLINI
    Cathy Cellini - Student Success StoryGoing back to school later in life is terrifying, humbling, and empowering. After a successful profession in the restaurant industry, I wanted a career change. I never imagined it would be a journey that would change my life.

    I started off with the Microsoft Office Suite class known as the “boot camp.” After a few days in this class, I realized why it was called the boot camp. My body was feeling pain where I never felt pain before; I was so out of my element. My instructor, Linda Yocum, guided me and my fellow students gave me the support I needed to finish the program.

    The instructors at Martinez Adult Education care about the students and their success. The students should be thankful for their instructors, I know I am. I am now employed, and I am looking forward to completing my associate degree soon. My life and future are much better today than a year ago, because of the staff at Martinez Adult Education. Thank you!
     

    Schoolwide Learning Outcomes

    1. Apply learned skills, study habits, and knowledge, to prepare and assist in future life transitions

    2.Communicate effectively in written, verbal, and digital form

    3. Recognize and engage in learning opportunities that are responsive to an ever-changing world and workplace

    4. Exercise critical thinking skills by applying problem-solving strategies in various settings

    5. Work collaboratively and independently in a diverse environment.


     

    UpCoMING EVENTS AND BREAKS


    Winter Quarter: November 26, 2018-March 1, 2019
    • Registration Open for Winter Classes

    December 12, 2018
    • Personalized Résumé Review (by appointment)
    • 10:30 a.m.-Noon
    • CASS Office

    December 13, 2018
    • CASAS Assessment
    • 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
    • 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
    • Room 1

    December 13, 2018
    • Assess Your Strengths
    • 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    • Room 8A

    December 18, 2018
    • How to Find and Apply for Government Jobs
    • 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    • Room 11

    December 19, 2018
    • Mock Interviews (by appointment)
    • 10:30 a.m.-Noon
    • CASS Office

    December 20, 2018
    • CASAS Assessment
    • 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
    • 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
    • Room 1

    December 21, 2018–January 6, 2019
    • Winter Break

    January 7, 2019
    • Winter classes resume

    January 21, 2019
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day/No Classes

    February 15, 2019
    • No Class

    February 18, 2019
    • Presidents' Day/No Classes

    March 2, 2019
    • End of Winter Quarter

    March 4, 2019
    • Spring Quarter Begins


    April 1-6, 2019
    • Spring Break/No Classes

    April 17, 2019
    • MAE 100 Year Celebration
    • Noon–2:00 p.m.

    May 15, 2019
    • International Faire
    • 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.


    May 27, 2019
    • Memorial Day/No Classes

    May 31, 2019
    • End of Spring Quarter

    June 4, 2019
    • ASE & CTE Graduation
    • 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

    June 10, 2019
    • Summer Quarter Begins

    July 4, 2019
    • Independence Day/No Classes

    July 18, 2019
    • Last Day of Classes for ASE and ESL Students

    August 1, 2019
    • Last Day of Classes for CTE Students

    August 26, 2019
    • Fall Quarter Begins

    September 2, 2019
    Labor Day/No Classes