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South San Joaquin Valley Industrial Summit, October 26th, 2017.

Training to expand horizon for drought-impacted

College of the Sequoias is offering a free class to people whose jobs have been affected by the drought. The course will give participants the chance to earn a Certified Production Technician (CPT) certificate. Jorge Zegarra, left, instructor and director of the COS Training… Read More »

FCOE Career Tech Night: Valley High School Students Exploring Careers

October 15, 2014   Fresno (DWM) – Jim Yovino, Superintendent of Schools was very excited by the collaborative effort of  public and private organizations coming together to support student success by providing opportunity for valley students to explore careers with Valley employers. Central Region… Read More »

Tulare & Kings County Employers Learned about California Compete Tax Credit

October 9, 2014   Visalia (DWM) – California Competes Tax Credit workshop was held at Lamp Liter Inn, Visalia and was attended by several Tulare and Kings county employers and public and private agencies. Mr. Will Koch, Deputy Director, California Competes Tax Credit, and… Read More »

DSNs Attended “Linking Sector Strategies & Education Reform”

October 8, 2014 Visalia (DWM) – Several Central Valley & Mother Lode Regions Deputy Sector Navigators (DSN’s) joined in a conference to learn about and support the Career Pathway Trust grantee recipient, Tulare-Kings Linked Learning Consortium. Louann Waldner, Dean, Career Technical Education & Workforce… Read More »

West Hills College, Coalinga Celebrates National Manufacturing Day

October 3, 2014 Coalinga (DWM) – West Hills College, Coalinga celebrated National Manufacturing Day by engaging employers and exposing 19 students of the welding class (WT-70) to the local manufacturing industry. Students enjoyed a day of industry guest speakers from the Robert Heely Construction… Read More »

Fresno City College Workforce Development Dean Visits JoAnn Fabrics

October 2, 2014   Visalia (DWM) – “My goal is to offer the training programs which meet employer’s needs and to understand what employers expect, I need to continue to invest my time in learning and have an intimate knowledge of their operations.” Natalie… Read More »

Metrics Improve Manufacturing Performance

In the Central Valley, Gurminder Sangha is the Advanced Manufacturing Deputy Sector Navigator for California Community Colleges. He can be a resource for businesses that are looking for ways to improve their processes using lean and other process improvement tools. Reach him at (559)… Read More »

Technical Education is a Ticket to the American Dream

At a time when many high schools have reduced the number of “shop” classes, there is more demand for skilled workers who know how things work, ways to take them apart, repair them and keep them running. Parents who have been pushing their high… Read More »

$50,000 grant for FCOE

          July 16, 2014   Fresno County Office of Education contact: Lisa Birrell, (559) 304-7342,     Pumping steam into STEM: FCOE received $50,000 grant. The Fresno County Office of Education received a $50,000 grant from the Deputy Sector… Read More »