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Disabled military veteran tries a career he had never considered before

Disabled military veteran tries a career he had never considered before

by Nyla on January 8, 2020

When Feliciano Hernandez joined the Army in 2003, he planned to be a ‘lifer’. He liked the structure of military life, the spirit of teamwork and the financial security the Army provided, especially after he and his wife, Nichole, married and their family grew to include four children. There were downsides to Army life, too.

Posted in Grad Success / Respiratory Therapy / Visalia

Struggling with the English language would not stop career dreams

Struggling with the English language would not stop career dreams

by Nyla on December 17, 2019

For years Esbeida Valencia was content to be a stay-at-home mom to her and husband, Antonio’s four children. With her children growing less dependent, circumstances were lining up to allow her to pursue her long-held dream to become a Medical Assistant. College was the step she would have to take to make that happen. Daughter,

Posted in Delano / Grad Success / Medical Assisting

Business Administration program graduate climbs her career ladder with record speed - Anne Rubio

Business Administration program graduate climbs her career ladder with record speed

by Nyla on November 22, 2019

Right after completing SJVC’s Business Administration Associate degree program, Anne Rubio accepted the position of First Contact on the Temecula campus. Being the first to welcome visitors, students and potential students each day put her in the spotlight as the ‘face’ of the campus. “Working as a receptionist here, I had a lot of interaction

Posted in Business Administration / Faculty Spotlights / Grad Success / Temecula

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

Madera-Medical-Office-Administration-graduate-Ramon-DeJesus

Disabled military veteran chooses Medical Office Administration program for a career that will accommodate physical restrictions

by Nyla on September 12, 2019

Ramon De Jesus planned to spend his life as crew chief for aircraft maintenance in the U.S. Air Force. For eight years he enjoyed his work, military life and assignments that took him to high-alert stations where he worked on advance technology spy planes. He provided a good life for his wife Betty and their

Posted in Grad Success / Madera / Medical Office

Rancho-Cordova-Respiratory-Therapy-graduate-Tim-Seldow

Job hopper finds dream career as a respiratory therapist

by Nyla on August 29, 2019

Tim Seldow knows what it’s like to live day-to-day without any sense of what the future holds. His roots were planted in shallow ground, easily pulled up and transplanted into another nutrient-thin environment. It started early when, at eight years old, his single mom left him with his grandparents who had immigrated to the U.S.

Posted in Grad Success / Rancho Cordova / Respiratory Therapy

Criminal-Justice-Corrections-graduate-Tyteyana-McNeal

Criminal Justice: Corrections graduate’s career shoots to the top

by Nyla on August 22, 2019

Tyteyana McNeal wasted no time in acting on her vision of a career in corrections. She knew she was born to move in that environment. “Growing up, criminal justice was always my thing,” she says. “I like to help people, to show them there’s something better out there for them.” Even when at age 19,

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