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 »

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 »

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 »

Central Valley Colleges Develop Skilled Workers

Businesses can upgrade employees’ skills and recruit students prepared for employment by working Community Colleges in the Central Valley and Mother Lode regions. Employees and prospective workers can take courses as well as earn certificates and degrees sought after by regional employers. In addition,… Read More »

Three Ideas for Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Day is a way for your company to show your community what you produce and the positive impact you have on the local economy. By participating in events for students, you can also influence their decision to continue their higher education and gain… Read More »

Central Valley Manufacturing Mission

Central Valley Manufacturing, housed at College of the Sequoias, works with businesses and educators throughout the Central Valley. According to Gurminder Sangha, Deputy Sector Navigator for Advanced Manufacturing in the Central Valley, his mission is to serve as a hub for industry-specific workforce development.… Read More »

Math & Science Funding

The California Department of Education is making funding available to projects that improve the academic achievement of students in mathematics and science through a focus on the integration of STEM disciplines. The California Mathematics and Science Partnership (CaMSP) program will continue to fund previously… Read More »

More Manufacturing Jobs in Madera County

According to the Fresno Business Journal on July 18, 2014, Central Valley unemployment rates mostly steady in June. Read the article here. In Madera County, manufacturing employment increased by 200 positions in June according to the article, based on a recent Employment Development Department report.… Read More »

Training Builds Workers’ Skills

According to a June 30, 2014 Central Valley Business Times article, Nearly $20 Million OK’d for worker retraining. Read about it here. The California Employment Training Panel provides funding to help businesses improve employees’ skills. The Central Valley Business Times reports that “$19.8 million… Read More »