Local students looking for training and education in agriculture and industrial technology fields have long looked to Merced College to find the next step on their journey. Now they have a new, state-of-the-art facility in which to learn and grow.
A new initiative promises to bring the San Joaquin Valley's agriculture industry into the future, with creative and innovative advancements in agricultural technology, engineering, and workforce training and education.
From crafting cocktails to conflict resolution, the graduates of Merced College's Hospitality Career Academy learned the skills they need to get jobs in the industry and to better navigate professional and personal relationships.
See Lee, the new CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Merced County (BGCMC) was a new college graduate and working as a gang and teen pregnancy prevention specialist for Valley Community Schools (VCS) in Merced when she administered a survey to 200 of their students.
Parents who take summer classes at Merced College can now get free enrollment for their child in the popular College for Kids summer program, which offers fun learning opportunities in a safe setting for children from 2nd through 8th grade.