OTAN invites nominations of California adult education learners who are successful as a result of the education received at adult education agencies for the California Adult Education Students Succeed program. The program honors outstanding students who are adults with significant life responsibilities, who have made positive contributions to the community, established and met life goals by attending an adult education program, improved the life situations of self and others, and overcome difficult circumstances in order to pursue adult learning experiences. The program recognizes the hard work that outstanding adult education students have completed in the pursuit of their personal, academic, and professional goals and aspirations.

You can read stories and watch videos from previous years by clicking on the Students tab. 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 and to submit an online nomination form, click on the Nomination tab.

Students Succeed Honoree: Marian Klussmann


Marian completed the hospitality training program of Los Angeles City College Noncredit and Adult Education in the winter of 2020. She was interested in a job in the hospitality industry, but she didn't really know where to begin. She decided to sign up for the program along with her mother and aunt. She was engaged and participative and made good use of all components in the training, including the "job readiness" class where she notably improved her resume. During her training, she obtained the AHLEI (American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute) Breakfast Attendant and Guestroom Attendant certificates.

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