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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.

Mike Rowe - Don't Follow Your Passions

Flipping the College Decision-Making Paradigm

Adult School

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. To learn more, visit http://clovisadultschool.com.

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.

California Conservation Corps

The California Conservation Corps (CCC) is a one year, paid service opportunity for California residents between ages 18-25, or for military veterans through age 29. The mission of the CCC is to protect and enhance California's natural resources and communities while empowering and developing young adults through hard work and education. Additionally, young adults who have not already earned a high school diploma have an opportunity to achieve their diploma through participation in this program with WASC accredited John Muir Charter Schools partner.

Corrie Lucchesi
John Muir Charter School/Fresno CCC
2536 N. Grove Industrial Drive
Fresno, CA  93727
Ph. 559.458.0914
Ph. 559.259.0569 (cell)


Are You Ready to Make a Difference?

As an AmeriCorps member, you can help make the world a better place: help children learn, protect the environment, or bring needed services to a low-income community. In addition, as an AmeriCorps member, you'll be eligible for a variety of benefits including a small living allowance, education awards, professional development, and more. Once you complete your term of service, you will receive an Educational Award to help pay for college.


Throughout the school year, representatives from each branch of the United States Military visit Clovis High to meet with interested students. Interested students can sign-up in the Counseling Center. Today's Military is a great website to learn more about a career in the military. 

Recruiter Contact Info by Branch go to Military page.
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