Free Job Training Classes, Enroll Today!

Solar ClassThat’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…

Business/Office Skills
Cashier – Retail Sales
GED Preparation
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

Annual Awards Banquet – Friday, May 20th, 2016

CVOC is proud to announce its Annual Awards Banquet to honor the 2016 CVOC Scholarship recipients and our annual “Spirit of Independence” award  winners.  This year’s banquet will be held at the…

Boys & Girls Club of Merced County
615 W. 15th St.
Merced, CA 95340

6pm – No Host Bar
6:30pm – Dinner
7:30pm – Keynote Speaker/Awards Ceremony

For more information,
please call 209-357-0062, ext. 123

PRESS RELEASE: CVOC Names Board Officers

Central Valley Opportunity Center Announces Board Officers for 2016-2017

Central Valley Opportunity Center (CVOC), a private non-profit agency providing vocational skills training, energy payment assistance, emergency food and shelter, housing assistance, home weatherization, and many other services to low-income populations in Merced, Madera and Stanislaus counties, has announced its board officers for 2016-2017: Manuel Olgin, chairman; Rick Osorio, vice-chairman, Edgar Lacey, treasurer; Magdalena Vargas, secretary; Rosalinda Vierra, member-at-large.

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Welcome to CVOC

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.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty by eliminating barriers to self-sufficiency in our communities.

Mission Statement

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

2016 Scholarship Campaign Kicks Off

Applications for CVOC’s 2016 scholarship awards are now posted on our Scholarship page. Deadline has been extended to Tuesday, April 12, 2016

CVOC Launches Two New Programs to Mitigate Drought Effects

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

Volunteer Board Members Wanted

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.

Wells Fargo Bank Awards $50,000 RISE Grant to CVOC

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.

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Mobile Unit Schedule

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

Employment with CVOC

Check out our Careers page for exciting employment opportunities…