Delta shines light on career education opportunities
February 02, 2021
STOCKTON – With many workers looking to retool for a new career due to the COVID-19 pandemic, San Joaquin Delta College is shining a light on programs that can launch students directly into high-demand jobs in a relatively short amount of time.
Delta’s vast array of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs will be on display throughout the month of February, which the College is recognizing as CTE Exploration Month.
You can learn more about many of these programs at a series of virtual events on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The 30-minute events show how diverse the areas of study are, from agriculture to welding, from early childhood education to electronics.
“Some may think of Delta College as a springboard to a university education, and for many students it certainly is,” said Superintendent/President Dr. Omid Pourzanjani. “But with more than 32 career technical education programs and more than 100 short-term certificates available, there are wonderful opportunities for students to attend Delta and progress directly into the workforce right after graduation, without needing a four-year degree.”
“Career technical education programs at Delta are a hidden gem,” said Salvador Vargas, Delta’s dean of CTE and Workforce Development. “Our goal in February is to simply raise awareness, particularly in the COVID-19 era as many have been displaced from their jobs and may be considering a new career. We invite you to attend our upcoming events and urge you to strongly consider what Delta has to offer.”