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Still Time to Nominate a Deserving Student for the Students Succeed Program

Posted on 3/2/2020

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The nomination period for the 2020 Adult Education Students Succeed Program is open. OTAN invites nominations of adult education learners who are successful as a result of the education received at California WIOA funded adult education agencies. This is a great way to recognize the hard work that an outstanding student has completed in the pursuit of their personal, academic, and professional goals and aspirations.

To get started, visit the Adult Education Students Succeed website at  On the home page, you can read stories and watch videos from previous years by clicking on the Students tab on the website. You can also explore stories from specific adult education agencies and programs by clicking on the Schools and Programs tabs.

To learn how to nominate a student for the program, click on the About tab. Pay special attention to the five-point rubric at the bottom of the page that will be used to score each nomination that the panel will read. A nomination must secure a minimum score for the student’s story and photo to be included on the website. Students who get the top two scores from all nominations will each have a video story produced and will be invited to the 2020 ASCA Leadership Summit in San Diego in November for a special recognition honoring successful students across California.

To nominate a student, click on the Nomination tab to complete an online nomination form. Once the nomination is successfully submitted, you will receive confirmation from OTAN. The last day to nominate a student for consideration is Wednesday, April 15. Please share the attached flyer with your colleagues so they can also learn more about the Students Succeed program.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact Anthony Burik at or call our office at 916-228-2580. We look forward to learning more about the inspiring students you have helped at your adult ed agencies!

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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.