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Worker practicing safe ladder use

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

SJVC Ontario Corrections program graduate Laura Cruz

Failure is not acceptable for corrections program graduate

by Nyla on August 16, 2018

At a petite 5’1″ and 110 lbs., you may think Laura Cruz wouldn’t be attracted to a career in law enforcement. But a family member’s misstep and subsequent reporting to a probation officer planted an important career seed in her. “Due to my mom being only a Spanish-speaker and my dad always working in order

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success / Ontario

SJVC Ontario Respiratory Therapy program graduate Michael Berry

Respiratory Therapy program graduate compares student life to work life

by Nyla on August 9, 2018

Michael Berry has worked as a Registered Respiratory Therapist at a large hospital for over a year now, but his many months as a student at SJVC’s Ontario campus are not far from his memory. “Student life was much harder,” he remembers. “There was no time for anything except school.” Classmates clung together like shipmates

Posted in Grad Success / Ontario / Respiratory Therapy

Ontario Construction Management program graduate David Organiz

Shoulder Injury Leads to Construction Management Career

by Nyla on August 2, 2018

David Organiz was out on the softball field one hot summer day in 2010 when a reach-and-tumble earned him a serious shoulder injury. Surgery was imminent, and complications would eventually take him off his job as a commercial Air Conditioning/Heating and Ventilation installer for 18 months. A high-energy guy, David was a little stir-crazy after

Posted in Construction Management / Grad Success / Ontario

SJVC Ontario instructor Erin Schlanger with her family

Ontario instructor knows she was born to teach

by Nyla on June 19, 2018

When you’ve wanted something all your life, it’s a little overwhelming when it finally happens. “I was driving when I got the call that I got the teaching position at SJVC,” says Erin Schlanger. “Tom (husband) was telling me, ‘You need to pull over,’ because I was crying, I was so happy.” That was 8

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Ontario