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Congressman Jim Costa meeting with SJVC Aviation students, faculty and staff

SJVC Fresno’s Aviation campus welcomes Congressman Jim Costa

by Nyla on November 27, 2018

As a member of congress representing California’s 16th District, Jim Costa enjoys getting out into the communities his office serves and meeting local businesses and constituents. During the 40 years he has held governmental offices, he has come to recognize many of those businesses as providing an important service to their communities, San Joaquin Valley

Posted in Aviation / News and Events

Central Valley Blue Star Moms

Central California campuses help create 358 care packages for Remember the Troops Drive

by Nyla on December 22, 2017

All San Joaquin Valley College campuses have a tremendous commitment toward community support through volunteer work, fund drives and donations. The Central Valley Blue Star Moms recently benefitted from that collective spirit of giving in support of their annual Remember the Troops Care Package Drive, which is conducted nationwide. For the last several weeks, the

Posted in Aviation / Fresno / Madera / News and Events

Aviation Maintenance Grad, Greg Wenger

Aviation Maintenance Technology was an unexpected career choice

by Nyla on January 7, 2016

Greg Wenger was pushing thirty and “relying on friends and doing the couch-surfing thing”, he says, when he had a serious realization. “I didn’t really have any education background that I could apply to the job market. Although he had worked at computer drafting and even tutored City College students, “It was down to working

Posted in Aviation / Aviation Maintenance Technology / Grad Success

Northrop Grumman recruiters at Fresno Aviation campus

Four Aviation Maintenance Technology students get the best Christmas present ever – a great job offer

by Nyla on December 21, 2015

Three SJVC Fresno Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) students and one 2014 graduate will have just a little more to celebrate this holiday season after getting an invitation to go to work for Northrop Grumman, one of the biggest military aircraft companies around. Every couple of months Northrop Grumman recruiters travel to the SJVC Fresno Aviation

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SJVC Aviation Fresno campuses collecting for Toys for Tots

Red Alert! Donations for Toys for Tots Drive Due Dec. 12

by Nyla on December 10, 2014

This is the last week that the Fresno and Aviation campuses can collect toys for United Way’s Toys for Tots Drive, and your contribution is much needed to make SJVC’s part a success. Please bring your unwrapped toy to one of the campuses, where it will be divided by boy/girl and age group. “These toys

Posted in Aviation / Fresno / News and Events

Aviation Maintenance Technoloy student Jose Hurtado

Brand new idea for a new life

by Nyla on June 30, 2014

Jose Perez Hurtado never thought much about airplanes. He never had that kid’s dream of flying one or taking one apart. They all kind of looked the same to him and were, so far as he was concerned, just a nice way to get from Point A to Point B. Jose worked for a company

Posted in Aviation / Aviation Maintenance Technology / Student Spotlights

Aviation student turns crises into opportunity

by Nyla on June 16, 2014

Laureen Hurtado was enjoying the good life. She had a steady job, was making good money running equipment for a production plant near the home she and her wife, Gloria shared. Laureen had been in a community college nursing program for five years, trying to make the best of a lottery system that made getting

Posted in Aviation / Aviation Maintenance Technology / Student Spotlights