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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

Senator Wilk and State Assemblyman Lackey visit with SJVC Antelope Valley students

CA legislative representatives tour SJVC’s Antelope Valley campus

by Nyla on October 24, 2018

It was about 18 months in the making: Two important representatives of California government were finally able to visit the Antelope Valley (Lancaster) campus last month. Senator Scott Wilk and State Assemblyman Tom Lackey toured the campus, visited with students and instructors, and enjoyed a lively question-and-answer exchange. The tour was an introduction to the

Posted in Antelope Valley / News and Events

SJVC Temecula Corrections Program Director Kent Chivington

Temecula’s Corrections Program Director is committed to serve, protect and inspire

by Nyla on October 23, 2018

It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that after Kent Chivington devoted 12 years serving his country in the Marine Corps and 20 years as an officer in the Police Department protecting the community, his next move would be to inspire Criminal Justice Corrections program students in the classroom and on the training field. As

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Faculty Spotlights / Temecula

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

Assemblyman Rudy Salas Visit with SJVC staff Anthony Romo Sue Montgomery Brandi Hammons

State Assemblyman Rudy Salas tours SJVC’s Delano campus

by Nyla on October 16, 2018

Assemblyman Rudy Salas recently toured the Delano campus and got to see first-hand how a private junior college can directly benefit the community in the district he represents. Mr. Salas’ office arranged the visit in response to an invitation extended by Sue Montgomery, SJVC’s Director of Institutional Partnerships. “Our goal is to reach out to

Posted in Delano / News and Events