ATASCADERO — The Atascadero branch of the privately owned career training school San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) is officially open at 8845 El Camino Real, after a ribbon cutting and reception March 7.
SJVC Atascadero offers accelerated, nine-month medical and business certificate programs, as well as job placement assistance for graduates and enrolled students.
Tours of the campus building on March 7 focused on their learning resource center, computer labs, a student center where the reception was held, and medical labs that simulate real-world conditions.
Campus President Alyssa Perry, granddaughter of the schools’ founders, invited Atascadero Mayor Heather Moreno to speak on what the continuing education opportunity means for residents, as well as how they’ve integrated into the community’s business landscape since classes started.
Perry noted that Atascadero as it is now, hovering around the 30,000 population mark, is very similar to the town where SJVC started their first campus.
Moreno remarked that, while the City has always appreciated a good relationship with Cuesta College, it has been limiting not to have… (continue reading)