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Fresno Vet Tech program graduate Jennifer Turner Oliveria

Vet Tech career is true passion for Navy veteran

by Nyla on May 11, 2017

With over 20 years of experience in the military, a Bachelor’s degree, management expertise and tons of knowledge in specialty fields, Jennifer Turner-Oliveria was shocked to discover her interest in a career that would take her in a completely opposite direction. Veterinary Technology was not on her radar when she retired from the Navy in

Posted in Fresno / Grad Success / Veterinary Technology

Visalia Medical Assisting graduate Marie Arroyo

Medical Assisting program grad has strong advice: “Don’t have a backup plan!”

by Nyla on May 4, 2017

Sometimes a comfy safety net is your worst enemy. Maybe it is a “good-for-now” job, or someone else covering your necessities. You can lose a lot of years by being content with just getting by. Those who have stared at that choice will tell you that your best decisions happen when the pressure is on.

Posted in Grad Success / Medical Assisting / Visalia

Online-Business-Administration-graduate-Robert-Hernandez

“Never give up” is Online Business Administration graduate’s new mantra

by Nyla on March 16, 2017

By the time he was in his fifties, Robert Hernandez had quit a lot of things in his life. He left high school at 17. Then after marrying young, he walked away from a long-term marriage. He even dropped out of his Business Administration program at SJVC the first time he was enrolled, several years

Posted in Business Administration / Grad Success / Online Program

Criminal Justice Corrections program graduate Brandon Martinez

Criminal Justice Corrections graduate’s career turns out just as he planned

by Nyla on February 23, 2017

Brandon Martinez always knew his life’s work would be about helping others. “One of my goals was to work inside institutions with people who have legal and mental issues,” he says. “I thought I could become a corrections officer or go back to school and get into probation.” Even as a teenager, Brandon was able

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Fresno / Grad Success

Aviation Maintenance graduate Louis McArthur

In-demand Aviation jobs brought employers to recent graduate

by Nyla on February 16, 2017

27-year-old Louis McArthur did his time stocking shelves, working in retail and managing pizza places. He was ready to commit to more education to open the right doors, and had two things driving his career choice: He wanted to work with his hands and he wanted something that would allow him to provide steadily for

Posted in Aviation Maintenance Technology / Fresno / Grad Success

Monica Ortega is now a graduate of the Criminal Justice program.

Graduate breaks the fast food job cycle with Criminal Justice career

by Nyla on February 9, 2017

By the time Monica Ortega was 21 years old, she had worked for at least five fast-food chains. “I wasn’t happy working paycheck-to-paycheck and only living off that,” she says. “I was constantly working and not having something to look forward to.” Monica wanted – and deserved – more. She considered community college but dreaded the

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success / Hesperia / Victor Valley

Online HR student Patricia Waite

Online HR program provides education boost for supervisor of 700+ employees

by Nyla on February 2, 2017

Education was the last thing on Patricia Waites’ mind when she came to the U.S. from Jamaica right out of high school. “I was just excited to go to work,” she says. “You want to work and have a family, so I was never able to enter college.” Patricia made her way up the ranks

Posted in Grad Success / Human Resource Administration / Online Program