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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!​

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

What is a Partnership?

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?”

Why Partner with Fresno Unified?

  • 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

How to partner with Fresno Unified

  • 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

Who can I contact about becoming a partner?

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.

SubcommitteeContactsEmail
Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Krishnna Reyes, Project Manager
  • Leanne Cervantes-Johnson, Teacher on Special Assignment
Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Garrett Main, Teacher on Special Assignment
  • Yer Lee, Project Manager
Digital Media, Arts, and Design
  • Garrett Main, Teacher on Special Assignment
  • Julie Mavrogeorge, Coordinator II
Education, Child Development, and Public Services
  • Krishnna Reyes, Project Manager
  • Leanne Cervantes-Johnson, Teacher on Special Assignment
Health and Human Services
  • Gianni Danisi, Teacher on Special Assignment
  • Lynnette Brown, Project Manager
Industrial Manufacturing and Technology
  • Francisco Arciniega, Teacher on Special Assignment
  • Jeff DeLong, Coordinator II

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.

NameSchool/RegionPathwaysEmail
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 OdellEdisonBiomedicine; 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
Christina RodriguezPatiño School of EntrepreneurshipBusiness, Entrepreneurship, & Technology248-7360Email Christina
Dina ScambrayRooseveltHealth Academy; Public Service253-5309Email Dina
Emily PhelpsSunnysideAgriscience; Health Sciences; Multimedia & Marketing253-6700Email Emily

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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