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SJCC and SIATech Honor 47 Graduates During June High School Commencement

Sacramento Job Corps Center (SJCC) and SIATech, the School of Integrated Academics and Technologies, honored the 47-member Class of 2012 during the summer commencement ceremonies on June 19. The event was held at the Sam Pannell Meadowview Community Center in Sacramento. Miles Miniaci, SIATech literacy teacher, gave the welcome address. Class speaker was Karla Montepeque, who noted that she and her fellow graduates succeeded by staying focused and moving forward with their lives. Of the 47 graduates, 32 earned high school diplomas, 15 obtained their GEDs, and 26 were recognized as Triple Crown Graduates with Distinction, noting their outstanding academic work. Graduates, their academic degrees, and their career technical training programs are listed below:

  • Kianna Aaron, High School Diploma (HSD), Hospitality
  • Mario Arambula, HSD, Technology
  • Abby Arredondo, GED, Construction, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Navid Baez, HSD, Technology
  • Stacy Bagsby, HSD, Technology
  • Bemi Beia, HSD, Construction, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Takii Benjamin, HSD, Construction
  • Shauntay Broadway, HSD, Technology
  • Darrell Brown, Jr.; GED; Construction; Triple Crown Graduate
  • Renee Brownridge, GED, Security Investigations, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Johnny Campbell, GED, Technology, Triple Crown Graduate
  • DeShaun Coleman, GED, Construction, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Marleen Estrada, GED, Technology, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Starla Grilho, HSD, Construction
  • Veronique Hall, HSD, Landscaping, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Sophal Heang, HSD, Security Investigations, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Ricco Howard, GED, Construction, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Lakea Liili, HSD, Security Investigations, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Krystal Ingram, HSD, Landscaping
  • Aisha James, GED, Culinary Arts
  • Paris Johnson, GED, Landscaping
  • Krystal Jones, HSD, Technology
  • Erik Krantz, HSD, Construction, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Natalie Lewis, HSD, Hospitality, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Edgar Lucky, HSD, Technology, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Candice Marin, HSD, Security Investigations, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Adam Mayer, GED, Construction, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Andrew Medeiros, GED, Construction, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Anna Mejia Botello, HSD, Medical Assisting
  • Thais Mirando, HSD, Landscaping, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Karla Montepeque, HSD, Technology, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Daniela Navarro, HSD, Technology; Seth Noto, HSD, Construction
  • Mia Olaguer, HSD, Hospitality, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Laprisha Phelps, HSD, Landscaping
  • Amapola Piñeda Galvan, HSD, Technology
  • Monique Rillion, GED, Security Investigations, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Julia Rodriguez, GED, Hospitality, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Mike Rodriguez, HSD, Hospitality, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Brandi Thomas, HSD, Technology
  • Brianna Thomas, HSD, Technology
  • Yvette Velasquez, GED, Medical Assisting
  • James White, Jr.; GED; Security Investigations
  • Ian Wright, HSD, Security Investigations, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Marina York, HSD, Medical Assisting, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Jose Zamarron, Jr.; HSD; Construction
  • Erina Zyryanov, HSD, Technology, Triple Crown Graduate

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Sacramento Job Corps Center Staff, Students Participate in Multi Culture Festival

The SJCC Business-Community Liaison and students Paris Johnson, Francisco Rios, and Stacy Bagsby, participated in an outreach event at the Multi Culture Festival and Career Fair. This event was held at Rosa Parks Jr. High School on Saturday, May 12, 2012.

The event started with a parade through the community. At the school, there were several performances by local groups from different cultures. Some of the groups were Aztec dancers, Polynesian dancers, and a local drum line group, just to name a few. SJCC had a informational booth at the event along with several other community resources.

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Sacramento Job Corps Center and SIATech January Graduation

Sacramento Job Corps Center and SIATech, the School of Integrated Academics and Technologies, celebrated the accomplishments of 32 graduates during the winter commencement ceremonies on January 24, 2012 at the center.

Twenty-two of the graduates were recognized as Triple Crown Graduates with Distinction, noting their outstanding academic and career technical training success.

Graduates Najla Nasrudin and Kelly Sabian gave the student addresses at commencement, and graduate Terron Jackson read the poem Invictus by William Ernest Henley.

Graduates include:

  • Rosa Aguilar, Technology Trades, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Jaqueline Arthur, Hospitality
  • Shane Barton, Security & Investigations, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Matt Bishop, GED, Technology Trades
  • Tyler Collins, Landscaping
  • Noah Diggs, Construction Trades
  • Eluteria Garcia, GED, Technology Trades, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Steven Goodner, GED, Security & Investigations, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Nicholas Goodwin, GED, Construction Trades
  • Rebecca Hernandez, Security & Investigations, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Yesenia Hernandez, Technology Trades, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Stephanie Horner, Technology Trades, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Terron Jackson, GED, Technology Trades, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Katsisiro Joel, Masonry Trades, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Joshua Lacey, GED, Technology Trades, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Darlene Leyba-Suarez, Construction Trades, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Jesse Lucky, Masonry Trades, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Amada Madrigal, Culinary Arts
  • Homayra Madrigal, Technology Trades
  • Christian Miranda, Construction Trades, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Clarice Mitchell, Technology Trades, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Christian Monteroza-Villagomez, Hospitality, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Najla Nasrudin, Technology Trades, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Jesus E. Ochoa, GED, Carpentry Trades, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Emanuel Orozco, Masonry Trades
  • Ikesha Peaks, Technology Trades, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Ericka Perez-Delgado, Technology Trades
  • Victoria Pulido, GED, Security & Investigations, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Anthony Romero, Culinary Arts, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Kelly Sablan, GED, Medical Assisting Trades, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Dawn Smith, Technology Trades, Triple Crown Graduate
  • Samantha Williams, Technology Trades, Triple Crown Graduate

Congratulations to these outstanding new graduates and best wishes as they continue their education and/or begin their new careers.

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New and Expanded Career Technical Training (CTT) Programs Offer Students More Options

SJCC now offers two new career technical training programs and has expanded another to offer students new career options. These new and expanded programs more closely align with recent labor market statistics that show a growing demand for employees in the health care fields.

The center added Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Medical Office Support (MOS) programs and expanded the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) program by 30 slots. These programs will be taught on center.

The CNA program will have 60 available slots and will take four months to complete. Students in this program will be able to earn the following certifications: State Certified Nurse Assistant, State Certified Home Health Aide, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and First Aid.

The nine-month MOS program will have 60 available slots. Students completing this program will leave with Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certifications.

The existing CMA program has been expanded 60 slots. Successful completers will earn the CMAA, Certified Phlebotomy Technician, and Certified Electrocardiography (EKG) Technician certifications.

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Sacramento Job Corps Students Visit Water Treatment Plant for Groundhog Job Shadow Day

Sacramento Job Corps students from the Facilities Maintenance and Landscaping programs visited the Sacramento County Water Agency water treatment plant on February 2, 1012, as part of the annual Groundhog Job Shadow Day activities. Students toured the facility to see what a water treatment operator does at a water treatment plant. The tour was conducted by Vicki Butler, Water Treatment Plant Manager and Mike Tolin, P.E., Associate Sanitary Engineer.

This was a great experience for the students to see how a treatment plant prepares drinking water for the Sacramento area. Students also learned what the qualifications are to become a water treatment operator.

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SJCC Works with the First Tee of Sacramento

Sacramento Job Corps students from the Carpentry, Facilities Maintenance, and Landscaping programs participated in a community service project with the First Tee of Greater Sacramento. The students cleaned all the sprinkler heads on the golf course, raked and cleaned up two picnic areas, and washed and painted all the benches around the clubhouse as well. SJCC participates in this project twice a year.

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SJCC Hosts Health and Wellness Fair

SJCC hosted its annual Health and Wellness Fair sponsored by the center's Wellness Department on October 19, 2011. Some of the vendors that participated were: Bloodsource; California Highway Patrol; Center for AIDS Research, Education & Services (CARES); WEAVE; Women's Health Specialists; Health Shack/Wind Youth Services; La Familia Counseling Center; My Sister's House; Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre; California Department of Rehabilitation; Sierra Vista Hospital; California Youth Crisis Line; Planned Parenthood; Job Corps Head Start; and Nurse-Family Partnership. Students and staff had an opportunity to visit vendors from 12:00 to 3:00 PM in the recreation center.

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