Veteran Education Resources:

America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) is the local One-Stop Center within the County of Kern which serves as the recruitment and training center for local employers and job seekers. AJCC provides basic training courses and also partners with Employers’ Training Resource (ETR) for more in-depth training courses. Our many services include:

  • Assisting job seekers: providing no-cost training, job placement services and other job-hunting resources. Including veteran programs.
  • Assisting employers: providing applicant recruitment and screening as well as a variety of other services.
  • Assisting youth: providing no-cost training as well as other resources.
  • http://www.americasjobcenterofkern.com
  • “Back-to-Work Center” located at 1405 Commercial Way, Suite 120 in Bakersfield.

Fresno City College – A College of the State Center Community College District

Contact Information: Mary P. Alfieris International Scholars and Veterans’ Certification Specialist 1101 E. University Ave. Fresno, CA 93741 (559) 442-8224 Mary.alfieris@fresnocitycollege.edu

Military Child Education Coalition mission is: To ensure inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all military and veteran-connected children affected by mobility, transition, and family separation.  MCEC’s provides responsive and relevant support systems, resources and products; scholarship programs and online training.  http://www.militarychild.org/

Troops to College is the CSU system’s veteran’s initiative founded in 2006. At each of the 23 campuses there is a veteran’s coordinator dedicated to certifying Veterans Administration educational benefits.

The California State University offers unlimited opportunities to help veterans, active-duty service members and their families meet their personal and professional goals. With 23 campuses and more than 1,800 degree programs, the CSU is committed to providing.  If you are on active duty, a veteran, or are a military spouse or family member with questions about completing your degree at the CSU, go to www.calstate.edu/veterans.  For a specific California campus, go to http://www.calstate.edu/veterans/contacts/.

VetsinTech offers programs in education, entrepreneurship and employment for returning vets who need some help translating their military skills to the private sector world.   For more information, go to http://vetsintech.co/

The United State Army offers the Spouse Education Assistance Program (EAP) which is a To honor veterans and reward U.S. military personnel, each branch of the service puts forth financial aid for student-soldiers. http://www.collegescholarships.org/grants/military.htm

Fresno VAMC Work Study Program– Provides work study program for Veteran students, enabling them to earn money while also using their GI educational benefits

Contact information: Mary Golden 2615 E. Clinton Ave. Fresno, CA 93703 (559) 228-6907 

ThanksUSA is a non-profit organization that provides need-based educational scholarships to the children and spouses of US military personnel.  Preference is given to spouses and children of the wounded and fallen.  For more information, go to http://www.thanksusa.org/scholarships.html or contact Kevin Schmiegel 540-419-7263, kevinSchmiegel@ThanksUSA.org.

Contact information: Robyn Gutierrez Veterans Services Specialist Admissions and Records California State University, Fresno 5150 N. Maple Ave. M/S JAA57 Fresno, CA 937740-8026 (559) 278-7030 rgutierrez@csufresno.edu www.fresnostate.edu/are/registrar/veterans

Daniel Rex Bernand Program Coordinator Veterans Education Program California State University, Fresno 5048 N. Jackson M/S LS129 Fresno, CA 93740-8025 (559) 278-1901 dbernard@csufresno.edu www.ReturningVeteransEducation.com

Madera Community College– Center State Community College District Reedley College

Contact information: Gricelda M. Spear, MS Veteran Counselor 30277 Ave. 12 Madera, CA 93638 (559) 675-4800 Email: Gricelda.spear@scccd.edu

The goal is to educate and inspire blind or visually impaired veterans—through 100+ distance education courses—to pursue their personal and professional goals and help support their families.  http://www.hadley.edu/AboutHadley.asp

Veterans Services at the Madera County Workforce Investment mission is to provide access to quality education, training, job placement services and other valuable resources and information for eligible military veterans and their spouses. We have information on a wide variety of resources and services, beyond those listed above, targeted specifically for the Veteran community, and make this information available through our website and at any of our three locations in Madera County. We will make every effort to connect you with the services that best fit your needs.  http://www.maderaworkforce.org/veterans/

Contact information: Gricelda M. Spear, MSVeteran Counselor 30277 Ave. 12 Madera, CA 93638 (559) 675-4800 Email: Gricelda.spear@scccd.edu

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