Assemblymember Juan Arambula meets with students and faculty of Fresno City College's nursing program on Friday. Photo by Donald A. Promnitz
Written by Donald A. Promnitz
The future Fresno City College nursing and automotive career technical education programs got a big boost Friday morning with the presentation of a $1 million check from Sacramento.
The check, which was presented in the Health Sciences building at Fresno City College, came from an allocation lobbied for by Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno). This is the second successful procurement of state funds for the college by Arambula in two years. The other came in October 2018 when $1 million was granted to their career technical education program for job training and electrical systems technology.
“We are investing in the most important infrastructure we have — our community members — by educating them in the careers of tomorrow,” Arambula said.
The funding will be split between procuring equipment for the future career technical nursing and automotive programs. Carole Goldsmith, president of Fresno City College, said she is not sure by what percentage it will be split yet. Nonetheless, she said she’s grateful for the funding.
“It’s a huge deal,” Goldsmith said. “It’s something I think that we’re all incredibly proud of. Having our students be able to have access to equipment and supplies to either go into health care or go into automotive — anything career technical — they’re expensive programs to run.”
Classes for Fresno City College started back up this week.