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Congressman Jim Costa meeting with SJVC Aviation students, faculty and staff

SJVC Fresno’s Aviation campus welcomes Congressman Jim Costa

by Nyla on November 27, 2018

As a member of congress representing California’s 16th District, Jim Costa enjoys getting out into the communities his office serves and meeting local businesses and constituents. During the 40 years he has held governmental offices, he has come to recognize many of those businesses as providing an important service to their communities, San Joaquin Valley

Posted in Aviation / News and Events

State Assemblyman Jay Obernolte with SJVC Hesperia Campus President Richard Matley

State Assemblyman Jay Obernolte visits SJVC’s Victor Valley campus

by Nyla on November 26, 2018

As the State Assemblyman for District 33, Jay Obernolte likes to know the communities and businesses he serves. He realizes that educational facilities serve an important role in strengthening human resources for businesses large and small in his district of approximately half a million people. Assemblyman Obernolte accepted the invitation to visit SJVC’s Victor Valley

Posted in News and Events / Victor Valley

Doug Patch

Victor Valley campus loses beloved instructor Douglas Patch

by Nyla on November 19, 2018

Douglas Patch was a strong and vocal presence on the Victor Valley (Hesperia) campus for over 8 years as he guided Business Administration program students and improved everything he touched in his role as instructor and colleague. His mindset was always one of “how can we make this better.” “I still expect to hear him

Posted in News and Events / Victor Valley

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

SJVC Bakersfield iShine participants

Community Service events show SJVC Bakersfield’s spirit

by Nyla on November 9, 2018

SJVC’s Bakersfield campus has served its community since first opening its doors to students almost 40 years ago. In addition to providing the highest level of education and career training to students and well-prepared graduates to employers, SJVC is committed to community support. Whether as a sponsor or event participant, SJVC shows up and carries

Posted in Bakersfield / News and Events

Bakersfield Surgical Tech graduate Frank Weeden

Surg Tech is perfect career choice for former army medic

by Nyla on November 8, 2018

Frank Weeden has known since he was 14 years old that he wanted a medical career, but it took him almost 35 years to get there. He got his first taste of what that career might be like during his military service. He enlisted right out of high school, and after boot camp trained as

Posted in Bakersfield / Grad Success / Surgical Technologist

Two business people shaking hands

SJVC’s Madera campus helps local high school with mock job interviews

by Nyla on November 5, 2018

Job interviews can sometimes feel like a fast walk through a land mine full of questions and hypothetical situations. SJVC has found that one of the best ways to prepare is with interview practice. “Every single student in each module participates in mock job interviews given by our leadership management team and peer mentors who

Posted in Madera / News and Events

Modesto Criminal Justice Corrections graduate Javy Arteaga

Modesto Corrections graduate reflects on 10 years working in the Sheriff’s Department

by Nyla on November 1, 2018

Javier (Javy) Arteaga spent a few years jumping from job to job in California’s Central Valley. He mixed formulas for a feed company, worked on a forklift in a warehouse and had a few other good-for-right-now kinds of jobs. “I was young and anything steady that made some money was good for me,” he says.

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success / Modesto

Visalia Dental Assisting student Jared Ray with wife

Student in Visalia Dental Assisting program excels while juggling three jobs

by Nyla on October 29, 2018

Jared Ray is committed to his education and family. Not only is he balancing the responsibilities of being a husband and father with the demands of being a student in SJVC Visalia’s Dental Assisting program; he works not one, but three jobs while he trains to become a dental assistant. “I’m the kind of person

Posted in Dental Assisting / Student Spotlights / Visalia