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Electrical Technology program instructor brings field and life techniques into the classroom

by Nyla on August 20, 2019

In 2013, Eric Laumatia completed a short-term training program to become an electrician. The education he received was important to his career growth, but equally important were friendships he developed while in class that included the instructor, Jim DeBerry, and fellow classmate, Frank Saavedra. “I’d had a great group of instructors and made a comment

Posted in Electrical Technology / Faculty Spotlights / Ontario

Is a career as a pharmacy technician right for you?

by SJVC on June 3, 2019

Would it surprise you to learn that not all of those people behind the counter at your local drug store are pharmacists? Chances are many are pharmacy technicians. And this post is all about what it takes to start a career in pharmacy technology. We’ll cover information regarding: What pharmacy technicians do on the job

Posted in Antelope Valley / Bakersfield / Fresno / Hesperia / Lancaster / Modesto / Ontario / Pharmacy Technology / Temecula / Victor Valley / Visalia

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Business leader discovers she has the heartbeat of a teacher

by Nyla on May 28, 2019

Debi Nichols was one of the 15 million people who lost their jobs in the recession of 2009, but she didn’t spend a lot of time in panic mode. She had a bachelor’s degree in business, had reached high levels of influence in the corporate world, and had groomed countless others on paths to reach

Posted in Business Administration / Faculty Spotlights / Ontario

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SJVC Ontario’s Lions Branch Club helps the Easter Bunny out

by Nyla on April 30, 2019

The 20-member Lions Branch Club at SJVC’s Ontario campus thought they might don bunny ears this year and give a few students treat-filled Easter baskets to take home to delight their appreciative children. “One of our club members came up with the idea and everyone ran with it,” says Debi Nichols, Business Administration program  instructor

Posted in News and Events / Ontario

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SJVC Ontario students benefit from ladder safety training

by Nyla on November 13, 2018

Students on the Ontario campus were shocked to learn how common – and preventable – ladder accidents are nationwide. Roughly 10,000 serious injuries occur each year and between 200-300 fatalities are reported. Those serious injuries run from sprained muscles and broken bones to life-altering concussions and loss of limb and sight, and occur largely among

Posted in News and Events / Ontario

Ontario Criminal Justice Corrections graduate Geri Tercero

Corrections graduate will not let childhood abuse affect her future

by Nyla on October 18, 2018

Geri Tercero was in a mentally frozen state and knew she was going to have to do something very hard and painful to break free. She had endured childhood sexual and physical abuse off-and-on for eight years by a close family member. Her guard was way up and seemed a permanent fixture in front of

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success / Ontario

SJVC Ontario electrician program graduate Deven Velazquez

Electrician program student doesn’t let short attention span keep him from success

by Nyla on September 6, 2018

Everyone remembers that kid in class who can’t sit still, the one who wants to do anything besides crack a book and focus on one thing. That’s Deven Velazquez. “I’m a really hands-on person and just can’t get down with a desk,” he says. “From elementary to high school, I’ve always been the one who

Posted in Electrical Technology / Grad Success / Ontario