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 Consortium (DoingWhatMATTERS), State Center Consortium, PG&E, Valley ROP, and various other organizations supported the Career Tech Night.

Dr. Riley, Vice Chancellor, Student Services, State Center Community College District was extremely excited about the CTE programs Fresno City College and Reedley College have to offer to prepare students for the jobs in demand and be an integral part of the economic engine for the Central Valley.

Fresno City College and Reedley College showcased their CTE programs to the students as well to the employers who are in need of training their incumbent workers.

“One of the key solutions to address the skills gaps is to provide training to incumbent workers.” Dr. Riley, and Dan Sousa, Apprenticeship Coordinator, Fresno City College explained the resources FCC has assigned to help employers set up Apprenticeship programs to train their incumbent workers.

“Investing in activities like Career Tech Night demonstrates the commitment of community coming together to support our students. They are the best asset we have and I want to invest in the best form of capital, human capital.” Gurminder Sangha, “Mr. G”, Deputy Sector Navigator, Advanced Manufacturing went on further stressing the need for continuing the collaboration of Educators and Employers working together to provide opportunities for students to learn the skills in demand  in order for our Manufacturing industry to remain competitive in global markets.

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