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Amy Devours Occupational Therapy Assistant SJVC

Occupational Therapy career attracts a very specific personality profile

by Nyla on October 29, 2019

Having a strong interest in the medical field’s physical therapy arena is not enough to forge a successful career as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. There are other, more important components, that predict a good match. “There are subtle differences in personalities of Physical Therapists compared to Occupational Therapists/Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA),” says Amy Deavours, faculty

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Fresno / Occupational Therapy Assistant

Fresno Aviation Maintenance Technology graduate Geoff Chatten

When one industry fizzles out, a career in Aviation Maintenance can take you higher

by Nyla on October 17, 2019

Geoff Chatten didn’t think it was possible to invest just under two years in education and career training and then snag his dream job…even before he graduated. But that’s how quickly his life went from how-can-I-support-my-family to I-can’t-believe-this-just-happened. His success story was a little slow to unfold. A false start needs correction After eight years

Posted in Aviation / Aviation Maintenance Technology / Fresno / Grad Success

SJVC Fresno Dean of Student Services Glenn Elizarde

Fresno Student Services Dean always ready to lend ear to students

by Nyla on October 8, 2019

As Dean of Student Services on the Fresno campus, Glenn Elizarde provides a haven for all students who need help and advice in their struggles to meet challenges that threaten their ability to stay in school. These students might get new resources for child-care, groceries or help with utility bills, a few much-needed school supplies

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Fresno

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Occupational Therapy Assistant vs. Physical Therapist Assistant: What’s the Difference?

by SJVC on September 5, 2019

Are you considering pursuing a career as either an occupational therapy assistant or physical therapist assistant? These two professions actually share many similarities. Both are currently in-demand and can command a decent salary, according to statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)¹. So let’s take a closer look to see which of these life-improving

Posted in Fresno / Occupational Therapy Assistant

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SJVC’s Electrical Technology program now offered in Fresno and Bakersfield

by Nyla on September 4, 2019

When a career training program is on a hot track, SJVC wants to make certain their campuses are ready to meet the needs of the local work force and potential employers. A quick response to the perfect opportunity of supply and demand can benefit many lives…and livelihoods. The Electrical Technology program is a perfect example.

Posted in Bakersfield / Electrical Technology / Fresno / News and Events

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Marine vet’s PTSD didn’t keep her from pursuing aircraft mechanic dream career

by Nyla on August 15, 2019

“When I was very little, I loved aviation and wanted to be a pilot,” says Megan Cardoza. “But I got glasses when I was five or six years old and heard I couldn’t wear glasses and be a pilot.” So she set that dream aside and went into the Marine Corps after graduating high school.

Posted in Aviation / Aviation Maintenance Technology / Fresno / Grad Success

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Long-time machinist turns aviation interest into dream career

by Nyla on July 30, 2019

Michael Dodt had spent about 25 years working with his hands in the manufacturing industry, with the last 10 years working as a machinist. But those jobs were shrinking, and he knew he needed a plan. “I had to skill-up somehow, because jobs in Fresno as a machinist were scarce and the job market was

Posted in Aviation / Aviation Maintenance Technology / Faculty Spotlights / Fresno