Fall News & Events

September 2022| COS.EDU/CTE

Upcoming Events

Child Development Job Fair

September 16th

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Visalia Campus

Health Science Open House

September 21st

12:00 - 1:00pm Visalia Campus

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Zoom

JCP Suit Up Event

October 3rd - 7th


Women Who Build Workshop

October 14th

Visalia Campus

Annex Meet, Greet & Eat

October 20th

Tulare Annex

Entrée to Employment

October 26th

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tulare Campus

*See below for details

The Jump Start into Industrial Careers Internship was a regional effort between College of the Sequoias, Porterville College and West Hills College Lemoore to engage youth in the high demand, high wage jobs available in the Central Valley.

The 4-week internship introduced high school juniors and some seniors to industrial maintenance, electrician training, industrial automation, and Ag technology. Along with five different industry tours, the interns received their OSHA 10 certification, CTE math and soft skills training.

Students received up to $1,500 for completion of the internship through local sponsorship.

American Meat Science Association Student Leadership Conference

This spring, the COS Animal Science department hosted the American Meat Science Association Student Leadership Conference on the Tulare Campus. Students from several Western United States attended the leadership training and industry tours.

Interested in Meat Science?

Take Mr. McKeith's ASCI 126 Meat Science course this spring. 



Mobile Professional Closet

The COS Fashion Department in collaboration with the CTE Career Services assists students with free professional attire for a job interview, job fair, networking event, or a new job.

Contact the coordinator for your campus!


Jolene Willis


(559) 583-2572


Cosmo Costales


(559) 688-3122


Daisy Guzman


(559) 737-6123


Lisette Conway


(559) 688-3041


Wake / Emery Skilled Trades Scholarship

Outstanding automotive student Lexy Bonilla and outstanding welding student Juan Molina, were the 1st recipients of the Wake / Emery Skilled Trades Scholarship.

Each student received $500 for their exemplary work as a student in a skilled trade. 



Construction Technology prepares students for construction, construction inspection and/or carpentry/millwork. Students will gain skills in construction management, building codes and code authority enforcement, basic concept of building systems, construction plan reading and project management through computer programs.

Student may obtain up to 4 certificates and/or an associate degree in Construction Technology. 

Careers in construction have a median wage of $31.36/hour, with an annual local demand of 1,906* jobs. 

Data Source: EMSI compilation of public and private data for the CCC "Strong Workforce" Centers of Excellence.

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Jolene is the new CTE Career & Academic Success Coordinator!

Meet Jolene, our new CTE Career & Academic Success Coordinator on the Hanford Campus. Born and raised in the Central Valley, Jolene is a first generation college graduate from Fresno Pacific University, with her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. She has worked in every level of education, from preschool to the collegiate level, helping students reach their educational and career goals. Her passion for seeing those she works with succeed is invaluable to our team.


While employed within the college and career department at Dinuba Unified School District, she worked with career technical education students to create hands-on learning experiences, and to help develop soft-skills to better prepare them for the workforce. Her partnerships with businesses and the community, within the Tulare-Kings Counties will be a great asset for student success.  


Jolene is here to assist students with career planning, job search tools and resources, creating resumes, and developing interview skills.


When she is not in the office, you will often find her spending time with family, traveling, four-wheeling, or volunteering with local non-profit organizations.


Stop by E91 to see what Hanford Career Services can do for you! 

On Friday, March 31st over 2,300 Visalia Unified 6th Graders will be visiting the COS Visalia Campus to learn about programs, services and the many opportunities COS has to offer. 

This is the first MAPS Day since 2019 and we are excited to welcome back our youth. We encourage all COS Academic programs to participate in the Program Showcase & Exhibition Fair for hands-on demonstrations to our future workforce. 

Preventative Controls for Human Foods

October 3rd - 5th

Hanford Elks Lodge

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Certified Food Safety

October 4th & 5th


November 1st & 2nd

COS Tulare

Produce Safety Rule Grower

November 15th

8 am - 5 pm

COS Tulare

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Entrepreneurial Mindset Program

Mondays & Wednesdays

October 7th - January 9th

6 pm - 7:30pm


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Utility Line Clearance Arborist Training

October 31st - December 8th

COS Tulare

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(559) 688-3130

Forklift Operator Training for High School Students

COS Training Resource Center partnered with Kings Lake Education Center in Corcoran this spring to provide fork lift training and certification to their students.

Students learned safety, operations, basic maintenance, and OSHA compliance for sit down, counterbalanced, LP gas powered forklifts.

Produced by College of the Sequoias CTE Team

Jonna Schengel, Dean of CTE & Workforce Development, jonnas@cos.edu

Chelsea Cushing, CTE High School Liaison, chelseac@cos.edu

College of the Sequoias' Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students the opportunity to complete certificates and move into the workforce or transfer to a four-year institution to continue their education.

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