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Central Valley Blue Star Moms

Central California campuses help create 358 care packages for Remember the Troops Drive

by Nyla on December 22, 2017

All San Joaquin Valley College campuses have a tremendous commitment toward community support through volunteer work, fund drives and donations. The Central Valley Blue Star Moms recently benefitted from that collective spirit of giving in support of their annual Remember the Troops Care Package Drive, which is conducted nationwide. For the last several weeks, the

Posted in Aviation / Fresno / Madera / News and Events

Temecula ASB Club

Students breathe new life into Temecula’s Associate Student Body club

by Nyla on December 20, 2017

Every once in awhile, campus life slows down long enough for a handful of students to look around and wonder what else they could do enrich their educational experience. That happened recently to a couple of Medical Assisting program students on the Temecula campus. Maureen DeLeon and Kristara Diaz Brown are classmates and friends who

Posted in News and Events / Temecula

Aviation Maintenance students took field trip to visit California Air National Guard

Fresno Aviation Maintenance Technology students get close to the jet action

by Nyla on December 19, 2017

Aviation Maintenance Technology program students finally got to visit the source of the ground-vibrating rumble they hear every day while they’re in class or working on plane parts in the college campus’ hangar located at the Fresno-Yosemite International airport. A three-hour field trip took them to the 144th Fighter Wing Air National Guard Base close

Posted in Aviation Maintenance Technology / Fresno / News and Events

Construction industry facing worker shortage

Construction industry facing shortage of workers

by Raja Tahir on December 15, 2017

Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) recently posted an article emphasizing the shortage of skilled professionals in the construction industry. According to data CECU reviewed from a recent Associated General Contractors of America survey, seven in 10 construction contractors report difficulty finding enough qualified workers. Also, according to estimates from the Associated Builders and Contractors,

Posted in Construction Management / News and Events

Madera Medical Office instructor Amanda Ragadio

Domestic violence pushed survivor toward teaching career

by Nyla on December 14, 2017

Amanda Ragadio grabbed her young son and daughter and fled their San Diego home in the middle of the night. “I was married for 13 years and was abused mentally and physically,” says Amanda. Finally, she had had enough. “I packed everything; packed my kids and moved back home to Madera.” Even while in survival

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Madera

Online Respiratory Therapy Bachelor student Jessica Merrill

New Online Respiratory Therapy Bachelor of Science Degree completion program perfect choice for SJVC grad

by Nyla on December 11, 2017

The timing was perfect for Jessica Merrill, who graduated from SJVC’s Respiratory Therapy Associate of Science degree program in Ontario last February and was researching Bachelor of Science – Respiratory Therapy completion programs in order to take her newly minted expertise a step higher. Jessica was enrolled in a state college Respiratory Therapy program that

Posted in Online Division / Online Program / Respiratory Therapy Bachelor's Degree / Student Spotlights

Criminal Justice Corrections students and an instructor shave heads to support cadet Thomas Narajo

Criminal Justice Corrections students shave heads to support fellow cadet

by Nyla on November 30, 2017

Thomas Narajo was only a couple of months into his Criminal Justice Corrections program on the Fresno campus when he had to suspend his career training to undergo chemotherapy treatment. But those two months were long enough for him and his fellow cadets to form a family. Team spirit runs deep within the Criminal Justice

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Fresno / News and Events

Female cadets in Ontario Corrections program rocked Womens Warrior Competition

Female Cadets in Ontario Criminal Justice Corrections program bring home big wins in competition

by Nyla on November 16, 2017

On October 21st, more than 100 women muscled up to compete in the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department’s annual Women’s Warrior Challenge held in Apple Valley. Competitors came from criminal justice corrections training programs, fitness camps, security details, or just on their own to throw down among their peers. Their common interest was a desire to,

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / News and Events / Ontario

Temecula Medical Assisting student Vee and her son

Medical Assisting student uses new skill to save her son’s life

by Nyla on November 13, 2017

Voynne (Vee) Ramlakhan had no idea that exactly one day after earning CPR certification in one of her Medical Assisting program classes, she would use that new skill to save her 10-year-old son Isaiah’s life. It was 1 a.m. when Vee went downstairs to find that Isaiah had sneaked into the leftover orange chicken in

Posted in Medical Assisting / Spotlight / Student Spotlights / Temecula