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Become skilled in a trade and get paid to do it. "Earn while you learn!"

  1. Allows you to learn a job, craft or trade skills without out-of-pocket tuition costs 
  2. Pays a salary while you work and receive on-the-job training
  3. Leads to a certificate from the State of California and a career upon completion of the program
To be successful, the individual must have perseverance, ambition, and initiative. Like a college education, successful completion of an apprenticeship term does not come easily but is the result of hard work on the part of the apprenticeship.


Clovis Adult Education logo picture, click to go to their siteClick on the logo to go to the Clovis Adult's website

Clovis Adult Education (CAE) offers a public education program, with low-cost classes, for adults 18 and older. CAE is a Valley leader in affordable vocational training. CAE offers Certificate Programs and individual classes in both the Business and Health Careers fields. 

  1. Medical Assistant Front Office
  2. Administrative Support
  3. Nurse Assistant
  4. Home Health Aide
  5. Vocational Nurse
  6. Clinical Medical Assistant
  7. IV Therapy
High School Diploma, ESL, and Community Education classes also offered.

Vocational / Technical Schools

Generally known as career and technical education (CTE), these programs prepare individuals for specific trades, crafts and careers at various levels from a trade, a craft, technician, or high professional practitioner position in careers such as engineering, accountancy, nursing, medicine, architecture, law, etc. Some of the popular sites for Clovis High graduates include Clovis Community College, Fresno City, Madera Center, ITT Tech, San Joaquin Valley College, DeVry, and Milan Institute.

Career and vocational programs vary in cost, available financial aid, accreditation, transferable credits, and career placement success rates. Research your options before enrolling in any school.

Click on the image below to be taken directly to that school's website.

 Clovis Community College Logo that links to website


Fresno City College Logo that links to website

Reedley College Logo that links to website


SJVC a private Jr. College Logo that links to website


DeVry University Logo that links to website

Milan Institute Logo that links to website


Build California

Build California is a great website to get information on all things constructions.  This website provides information on careers, job training, and jobs that are available across California.  BC was designed to help high school students to go straight into the work of work.
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