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
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 to break the cycle of poverty by eliminating barriers to self-sufficiency in our communities.
Our mission is to provide services that improve the quality of life for farm workers and others in need.
Click here to read our Equal Opportunity Statement
Applications for CVOC’s 2016 scholarship awards are now posted on our Scholarship page. Deadline is April 1, 2016
CVOC, together with La Cooperativa Campesina and the State of California, is now offering both an emergency assistance as well as a temporary jobs program to help Central Valley residents ease the effects of one of the worst droughts in State history.
For information on how you can qualify for these programs, please call (209) 357-0062 or click on the informational flyers below.
Drought Emergency Assistance Project
Proyecto de Asistencia de Emergencia por la Sequía
Temporary Jobs Program
Programa Temporal de Empleos
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.
Central Valley Opportunity Center, Inc. (CVOC) was recently awarded a $50,000 RISE grant from Wells Fargo Bank. The Rural Investment for Sustainable Economies (RISE) grant was awarded after CVOC submitted an application to Wells Fargo Bank’s competitive RISE grant program.
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…
On April 8, 2014, the Walmart Foundation awarded Central Valley Opportunity Center (CVOC) a $40,000 State Giving Grant.
“CVOC transforms lives through training dislocated workers for good paying jobs along with teaching life skills necessary to be successful and self-sufficient. Graduates of their programs are better prepared to provide for their families and give back to our community.”
- Representative Jim Costa
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