Central Valley students get college and career ready at College/Career Boot Camp

The Central Valley Higher Education Consortium has returned for the fourth time to offer students throughout the Valley the opportunity to prepare for college admission and a professional career. Students ranging from ages 16-22 will be attending Camp from Tulare Counties all the way to Stockton.

From Monday, June 15 to Wednesday June 18, more than 60 students will have a dorm -life experience for a four-day and three-night program; and instruction in preparation for college and careers. The Tulare County Office of Education, Migrant Region VIII and the Central California Workforce Collaborative from these counties: Madera, Fresno, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced, and Mother Lode, recruited the student campers.

Participants will experience a college living environment in the dorms at CSU Stanislaus. Attendees will receive leadership training and will be equipped to become College and Career Opportunity Ambassadors for their campuses and community.

College and university mentors and as well as career professionals will be on hand to answer questions about expectations and provide recommendations for students. Our aim, is for emerging adults to envision themselves as professionals, and become trained and encouraged to accomplish their future goals.

This boot camp serves as an opportunity for students to gain leadership and advocacy skills to increase awareness of financial aid, scholarship, and Interview tips. They will receive resume and personal statement writing workshops.

The program is offered by the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium and can be followed on their website at www.collegenext.org.

For more information, contact Cheri Cruz at 559.292.0576 or ccruz@csufresno.edu.