That’s right! All of CVOC’s classes and services are FREE to those who qualify for its programs.
Qualifying students may also receive needed assistance while in class with books, transportation, vocational guidance, job placement and childcare.
What are you waiting for? Your future starts now!
Classes now starting in…
Cashier – Retail Sales
Solar Panel Installation
Truck Driving (Class A)
Call CVOC today and get a start on your future!
Merced – (209) 357-0062
Stanislaus – (209) 577-3210
Madera – (559) 662-0100
Every year, CVOC provides around 600 food baskets for needy families in Madera, Merced and Stanislaus counties. Each basket contains enough groceries for about two weeks for a family of four.
Please consider sending a tax-deductible donation to the address below to help us meet this year’s goal.
CVOC Christmas Food Baskets
PO Box 1389
Winton, CA 95388-1389
Are you having trouble paying rent, paying your gas/electric bill or buying food for your family? CVOC has just launched a new program to help those affected by California’s drought.
If you live in either Merced or Madera Counties, are an agricultural or cannery worker, you may qualify for assistance under this new program.
(209) 357-0062 (Merced)
(559) 662-0100 (Madera)
DEAP Flyer (English)
Boletín del Programa DEAP (Español)
Central Valley Opportunity Center, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) employment training and service provider serving the California counties of Merced, Madera and Stanislaus. CVOC is funded primarily through federal, state and local grants to serve farm worker and low-income populations.
Our vision is that people in our communities have stable and secure futures.
Our mission is to provide employment, skills training, education, and emergency services to improve the quality of life for farmworkers and underserved members in our communities.
Click here to read our Equal Opportunity Statement
The quarterly CVOC High School Equivalency Program (HEP) Newsletter has been digitized.
Click on a link below to download your copy today!
HEP Newsletter (English)
Boletín del Programa HEP (Español)
CVOC is currently seeking interested volunteers to serve on its Board of Directors. Applicants must reside or work in Merced, Madera or Stanislaus County and must be familiar with the needs and challenges faced by low-income populations. Experience in assisting low-income populations is desirable.
The CVOC Board of Directors are a group of volunteers who provide direction and support for CVOC’s public service mission. They meet ten times per year, usually in Winton, once in Madera and once in Modesto.
For more information or to request an application, call Ofelia Reynoso, Board Liaison at 209-357-0078.
We at CVOC realize that, due to disability or transportation issues, not everyone can make it to one of our service centers. To that end, we employ the CVOC Mobile Unit to bring our services to sites throughout the community.
The CVOC Mobile Unit is a 37-ft. long, custom bus equipped with air conditioning, computers, copiers, fax capability and Internet access. Its purpose is to provide outreach, job search, résumé building and program intake/eligibility across CVOC’s service area of Madera, Merced and Stanislaus counties.
Please click on the link below to see the Mobile Unit’s current schedule of stops.
Mobile Unit Schedule
Check out our Careers page for exciting employment opportunities…
CVOC is happy to announce the continued funding from the Department of Education to provide migrant and seasonal farm workers who have dropped out of school with a unique and exciting opportunity to obtain a GED certificate. The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) is a 12 week GED program that is offered in English and Spanish.