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Want to partner with Fresno Unified?

We in Career Readiness look to you – the business, industry, and community experts – to advise us on current industry trends so we may offer our students the most up-to-date, relevant career preparation possible.

​Contact us to find out how you can shape the workforce of the future!​

Frequently Asked Questions

A partnership is an interaction with students and teachers that directly relates to your industry sector or career field. Partnerships help add relevance and make connections from what students are learning in the classroom to the world of work, answering the question, “Why am I learning this?”

  • Enhance the capacity of your future workforce
  • Exposure for your business
  • Network with other businesspeople
  • Increase business and marketing opportunities
  • Increase your company’s recognition
  • Enhance goodwill
  • Demonstrate your company’s commitment to the community
  • Demonstrate your company’s commitment to education
  • Develop new projects and ideas with student assistance
  • Participate in the curriculum development process
  • Develop a pool of skilled and motivated potential future employees
  • Reduce training/recruitment costs
  • Improve employee motivation and retention
  • Support and improve educational programs
  • Increase interest in the company and industry by inspiring the future workforce
  • Demonstrate corporate social responsibility
  • Provide opportunities for employees to use their professional skills to benefit the community

  • Join the CTE Advisory Committee and/or a Pathway Subcommittee
  • Be a guest speaker
  • Host a tour of your organization/facility
  • Host a job shadow event
  • Offer high school student internships
  • Participate in student mentorships
  • Facilitate expanding teacher skills and knowledge through externships
  • Allow students to interview you about your career path
  • Conduct mock interviews with students
  • Offer volunteer opportunities
  • Provide expertise on curriculum and projects
  • Evaluate student projects/presentations

Pathway Subcommittees

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Media, Arts, and Design
  • Education, Child Development, and Public Services
  • Health and Human Services
  • Industrial Manufacturing and Technology

If you are interested in working with Fresno Unified, you can fill out our contact form to have someone reach out to you, or you can contact CCR staff listed below directly based on what industry sector you work in.

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesJulie Mavrogeorge, Coordinator II
Francisco Arciniega, Teacher on Special Assignment
Email Julie
Email Francisco
Business and EntrepreneurshipYer Lee, Project Manager
Jim Weaver, Teacher on Special Assignment
Email Yer
Email Jim
Digital Media, Arts, and DesignJulie Mavrogeorge, Coordinator II
Garrett Main, Teacher on Special Assignment
Email Julie
Email Garrett
Education, Child Development, and Public ServicesKrishnna Reyes, Project Manager
Leanne Cervantes-Johnson, Teacher on Special Assignment
Email Krishnna
Email Leanne
Health and Human ServicesKrishnna Reyes, Project Manager
Gianni Danisi, Teacher on Special Assignment
Email Krishnna
Email Gianni
Industrial Manufacturing and TechnologyFrancisco Arciniega, Teacher on Special AssignmentEmail Francisco


If you would rather work with a specific school site or program, you can also contact their CTE Coordinator directly. For more information about what programs are offered at which sites, check out our CTE Pathways and Programs Brochure.

Ralph VasquezBullardBiomedicine; Business Marketing & Technology; Law & Social Justice451-4345Email Ralph
Cara JuradoDuncan PolytechnicalInnovative Design & Applied Technology Academy (IDATA)248-7087Email Cara
Karen BurringtonDuncan PolytechnicalMedical Academy of Science & Health (MASH)248-7518Email Karen
Troy O’DellEdisonBiomedicine; Engineering Design & Development457-4937Email Troy
Kei ShabazzFresnoConstruction Design & Technology; Digital Media457-2816Email Kei
Katie WortmanHooverArts, Media, & Entertainment; Eco-Technology; Public Service451-4000Email Katie
Eric WalterMcLaneFinance & Entrepreneurship; Medical Education & Research Academy (MERA)248-5635Email Eric
Samantha BolinPatiño School of EntrepreneurshipBusiness, Entrepreneurship, & Technology248-7360Email Sam
Dina ScambrayRooseveltHealth Academy; Public Service253-5309Email Dina
Emily PhelpsSunnysideAgriscience; Health Sciences; Multimedia & Marketing253-6700Email Emily
Jeff DeLongCARTEmail Jeff
James ObermireFarber Campus (Cambridge, eLearn, JE Young)Email James
Christine MoreheadSpecialty Schools (Design Science, DeWolf, Fulton, Phoenix)Email Christine

Industry partners talk about the benefits and impact of partnering with Fresno Unified for Work-Based Learning.

CTE Advisory Board Information

College & Career Readiness
Address: 4120 N. First Avenue, Fresno, CA 93726
Phone: (559) 248-7465
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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