Our Mission is to continually improve the quality of life of farmworkers and other program participants through quality education, training and other services.

Vision: Proteus is to be recognized as the premier provider of training, education and community service.

Value: To empower our customers to achieve self-sufficiency by providing quality services and training; to serve all customers with integrity and respect, as this is the foundation of our excellence; to promote continuous improvement on a daily basis; to focus on teamwork as it directly relates to the success of our corporation; and to create a solid community partnership.

Services:

Education
Career & Technical Training
Workforce Development
Support Services
Youth Programs
Energy Programs
Foster Family Agency

 

From residential solar, light commercial solar and utility scale solar installation to all aspects of home weatherization; Proteus Inc.’s training facility has been preparing graduates for the emerging field of energy efficiency and renewable energy industry.

For more information on Proteus’ Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Courses, or other career and technical training opportunities, please call our William Maguy School of Education at 559-471-4550 or toll free at 1-888-776-9998

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Proteus/ed2go New Online Career Training Program Announcement

Proteus/ed2go New Online Career Training Program Announcement

Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2012 


Proteus Inc., in partnership with ed2go, is pleased to announce the launch of an outstanding online career training program. This program is geared for those interested in mastering professional bookkeeping using QuickBooks 2012 software.

ProgramTitle: Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2012


Description:
In this program, students will learn all of the skills necessary for bookkeeping for a small business: how to plan a budget, manage payroll systems, and manage accounting. They will practice with the QuickBooks 2012 software provided with the course. This interaction will help them become proficient in using the software to accomplish bookkeeping processes.


Hours: 140

Program Cost: $1,695


Availability:

This program is currently available for enrollment. If you, or someone you know is interested in this course or any other course available, please have them go to the following website address to sign up or get more information:

 

www.gatlineducation.com/proteus

 

 

From there just select the category on the left side of the page and select or check the Career Training program you are interested in. If you click on the program name you will get an overview, objective and outline of the program. If you select continue you can either get contacted with more information or Register for the program. It’s pretty simple to register and all textbooks are included in the tuition.

 

If you have any questions about this or any other ed2go program please contact Ed Mata, at the Proteus, Inc. Education Division at (559) 471-4550


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Proteus’ Leadership Academy training opportunities will now be open to the public! 

Interested in affordable training opportunities for yourself or your employees…check out what Proteus’ Leadership Academy has to offer. Contact Jeana Brooks (559) 735-3670 jbrooks@proteusinc.org 

Proteus’ Leadership Academy training opportunities will now be open to the public!


Interested in affordable training opportunities for yourself or your employees…check out what Proteus’ Leadership Academy has to offer. Contact Jeana Brooks (559) 735-3670 jbrooks@proteusinc.org 

Comedian Jeff Burghart to Headline Fundraiser for Local Foster Family Agency!

VISALIA, CA-   The Marriott in Visalia will be the place to be when comedian Jeff Burghart headlines a Perico Productions comedy show and fundraiser for the children of the Proteus Foster Family Agency on Friday, July 6.    

Burghart, aka “The Texas Tornado” has taken the comedy scene by storm with his blend of characters, impressions, and sarcasm.  His ability to sweep up his audience in a whirlwind of belly aching laughter has made him a sought after performer at many A-List comedy clubs, world famous cruise lines, and Fortune 500 companies across the country.  

Tickets for the July 6 show are $15 for reserved seating and $12 for general admission.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for no-host cocktails and a live auction.  The show will start at 8 p.m.  This event is expected to be so hot; an additional show has been added at 10 p.m.  To purchase tickets in advance, call (559) 735-3670 or (559) 786-1307.  General admission tickets will also be available in Visalia at Luis Jewelers, White’s Music Center, Palominos Music & NFL Shop, Proteus, Inc. Administration office, and at the door.    

“The Foster Family Agency is expanding services to Tulare and Kings County,” said Gurpreet Brar, director of the Foster Family Agency headquartered in Fresno.  “This event will be a great opportunity for the local community to learn more about our agency, participate in a worthwhile fundraiser, and enjoy a night of comedy with family and friends.”   

The Proteus Foster Family Agency, a private, nonprofit, state-licensed foster family agency has provided stable, temporary out-of-home care to children since 1997.  The agency certifies foster homes, matches children with foster families, and ensures all necessary support is given to the children, their foster parents, and their families. The agency also provides extensive training to foster parents to thoroughly equip caring individuals with the tools necessary to positively impact the lives of foster children.

Foster parents of the Proteus Foster Family Agency must be 21 years of age or older, can be married or single, work full-time, or stay at home.  All foster parents must meet state licensing requirements to become certified. Excellent tax-exempt monetary compensation and medical coverage are provided to meet the needs of the child and family.  All it takes is a compassionate heart, and a willingness to impact our community for the better. 

For more information, call Jeana Brooks at (559) 735-3670 or visit www.proteusinc.org.

Comedian Jeff Burghart to Headline Fundraiser for Local Foster Family Agency!

VISALIA, CA-   The Marriott in Visalia will be the place to be when comedian Jeff Burghart headlines a Perico Productions comedy show and fundraiser for the children of the Proteus Foster Family Agency on Friday, July 6.    

Burghart, aka “The Texas Tornado” has taken the comedy scene by storm with his blend of characters, impressions, and sarcasm.  His ability to sweep up his audience in a whirlwind of belly aching laughter has made him a sought after performer at many A-List comedy clubs, world famous cruise lines, and Fortune 500 companies across the country.  

Tickets for the July 6 show are $15 for reserved seating and $12 for general admission.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for no-host cocktails and a live auction.  The show will start at 8 p.m.  This event is expected to be so hot; an additional show has been added at 10 p.m.  To purchase tickets in advance, call (559) 735-3670 or (559) 786-1307.  General admission tickets will also be available in Visalia at Luis Jewelers, White’s Music Center, Palominos Music & NFL Shop, Proteus, Inc. Administration office, and at the door.    

“The Foster Family Agency is expanding services to Tulare and Kings County,” said Gurpreet Brar, director of the Foster Family Agency headquartered in Fresno.  “This event will be a great opportunity for the local community to learn more about our agency, participate in a worthwhile fundraiser, and enjoy a night of comedy with family and friends.”   

The Proteus Foster Family Agency, a private, nonprofit, state-licensed foster family agency has provided stable, temporary out-of-home care to children since 1997.  The agency certifies foster homes, matches children with foster families, and ensures all necessary support is given to the children, their foster parents, and their families. The agency also provides extensive training to foster parents to thoroughly equip caring individuals with the tools necessary to positively impact the lives of foster children.

Foster parents of the Proteus Foster Family Agency must be 21 years of age or older, can be married or single, work full-time, or stay at home.  All foster parents must meet state licensing requirements to become certified. Excellent tax-exempt monetary compensation and medical coverage are provided to meet the needs of the child and family.  All it takes is a compassionate heart, and a willingness to impact our community for the better. 

For more information, call Jeana Brooks at (559) 735-3670 or visit www.proteusinc.org.

U.S. House Neglects Most Vulnerable of the Jobless and Underemployed

Please write to your local representative and tell them to oppose bill H.R. 4297, “The Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012”.  It is a bill that eliminates competitive process for funding.  Programs at risk are The National Farmworker Jobs Program and the Senior Community Service Employment Program.

The House of Representatives is considering a bill that would be devastating to employment and training programs that serve vulnerable populations.
The greatest impact would be on farmworkers, the most vulnerable of the nation’s workers.  Because there would be no mandate on amounts spent for training hard-to-serve and vulnerable populations, state governments would have little incentive to serve populations whose training would likely require more money and resources.

In order to maintain the National Farmworker Jobs Program as a strong competitively granted program, it is imperative that H.R. 4297 not become law.  Please contact our Representatives by  phone or email - and don’t forget those Tweets and Facebook posts - to let them know that H.R. 4297 is a bad bill and the NFJP must remain a strong national program to help farmworkers in the U.S. realize the American Dream.

Oppose Foxx/McKeon/Heck bill, 4297 “The Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012”.
Here is a link to a letter that was published a couple of weeks ago:http://newsok.com/article/3677722
Below is a Sample Letter for your convenience:

June 5, 2012

The Honorable  ______________________
United States House of Representatives
___________________________________                  
Washington, D.C. 20515                                                                               

Dear Representative _____________:

The (your organization’s name here) is the agency in (your state service area here) that provides job training, placement, and other services to our area’s eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers, thereby assisting farmers and ranchers as well. The program has been one of the Department of Labor’s federal job training programs since the early 1970s. Under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) it is authorized at Title I, Section 167.

If H.R. 4297 were enacted, it would have a devastating impact on vulnerable populations and on the agricultural sector’s employment training needs. Migrant and seasonal farmworkers are an exceptionally hard-to-serve population with unique barriers that the traditional universal access model would not be able to effectively serve. In fact, it is unlikely that more than a handful of agricultural workers would be served each year, compared to the thousands who reach good careers through the current national program.

Migrant and seasonal farmworkers are a highly mobile population, often moving from state to state during the spring, summer, and fall, calling into question which state has the financial responsibility to serve them. One of the reasons it has always been a national program throughout the various iterations of federal workforce development programs is due to the realization that governors should not be put in the position of arguing over which state should serve mobile farmworkers or of using federal workforce dollars, which are only sufficient to serve less than one in twenty eligible job seekers, to serve individuals who are not residents of their state. In that argument, the farmworker would almost always be the loser.

More importantly, we and our collegial agencies in this program nationwide have achieved an unparalleled level of success with a part of the workforce that has significant obstacles to obtaining jobs with self and family-sustaining wages. English is often their second language; the average education level is just 7th to 8th grade; they typically lack access to affordable transportation; and they experience an array of health and personal problems stemming from the extreme poverty they endure. Yet, they persevere, usually obtaining good, family sustaining jobs after receiving the tailored training and placement services we and our fellow agencies around the country provide.

We are proud to note that since the establishment of the Common Measures, the farmworker job training program has performed at a very high level. In most quarters, the program operates at the highest level of all of DOL’s programs that utilize the Common Measures. For example, the most recent report from DOL that compares programs shows the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) produced an entered employment rate of 83% and an employment retention rate of 80%. Those are excellent results, especially when we consider that most of the rural areas in which this program operates are still experiencing a debilitating economic recession, with unemployment rates in excess of the national average.

It is for these reasons that we must oppose the elimination of Section 167 of the WIA contained in H.R. 4297. 

There is really no way migrant and seasonal farmworkers can be adequately served under a totally state run system of job training, especially one which carries no funding mandate for service to this population. It is well established that the overwhelming majority of One Stop Career Centers relies on mandatory partners, such as our agency, to serve vulnerable populations. While we have staff co-located in One Stop Centers, it is clear from over 12 years of practice that absent our agency’s presence, this population, with its special needs for flexible work hours and training sites, and culturally and linguistically prepared staff, could not be served. Farmworkers need the active outreach that we provide, reaching them in remote locations before or after normal work hours and even on weekends.

All of these reasons make it imperative that farmworkers continue to be served by a national program. Therefore we urge you to consider these facts as you re-examine the various parts of H.R. 4297. Without a restoration of the Section 167 program as a separate national program, we must oppose H.R. 4297.

Sincerely,

U.S. House Neglects Most Vulnerable of the Jobless and Underemployed

Please write to your local representative and tell them to oppose bill H.R. 4297, “The Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012”.  It is a bill that eliminates competitive process for funding.  Programs at risk are The National Farmworker Jobs Program and the Senior Community Service Employment Program.

The House of Representatives is considering a bill that would be devastating to employment and training programs that serve vulnerable populations.

The greatest impact would be on farmworkers, the most vulnerable of the nation’s workers.  Because there would be no mandate on amounts spent for training hard-to-serve and vulnerable populations, state governments would have little incentive to serve populations whose training would likely require more money and resources.

In order to maintain the National Farmworker Jobs Program as a strong competitively granted program, it is imperative that H.R. 4297 not become law.  Please contact our Representatives by  phone or email - and don’t forget those Tweets and Facebook posts - to let them know that H.R. 4297 is a bad bill and the NFJP must remain a strong national program to help farmworkers in the U.S. realize the American Dream.

Oppose Foxx/McKeon/Heck bill, 4297 “The Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012”.

Here is a link to a letter that was published a couple of weeks ago:http://newsok.com/article/3677722

Below is a Sample Letter for your convenience:

June 5, 2012

The Honorable  ______________________

United States House of Representatives

___________________________________                  

Washington, D.C. 20515                                                                               

Dear Representative _____________:

The (your organization’s name here) is the agency in (your state service area here) that provides job training, placement, and other services to our area’s eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers, thereby assisting farmers and ranchers as well. The program has been one of the Department of Labor’s federal job training programs since the early 1970s. Under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) it is authorized at Title I, Section 167.

If H.R. 4297 were enacted, it would have a devastating impact on vulnerable populations and on the agricultural sector’s employment training needs. Migrant and seasonal farmworkers are an exceptionally hard-to-serve population with unique barriers that the traditional universal access model would not be able to effectively serve. In fact, it is unlikely that more than a handful of agricultural workers would be served each year, compared to the thousands who reach good careers through the current national program.

Migrant and seasonal farmworkers are a highly mobile population, often moving from state to state during the spring, summer, and fall, calling into question which state has the financial responsibility to serve them. One of the reasons it has always been a national program throughout the various iterations of federal workforce development programs is due to the realization that governors should not be put in the position of arguing over which state should serve mobile farmworkers or of using federal workforce dollars, which are only sufficient to serve less than one in twenty eligible job seekers, to serve individuals who are not residents of their state. In that argument, the farmworker would almost always be the loser.

More importantly, we and our collegial agencies in this program nationwide have achieved an unparalleled level of success with a part of the workforce that has significant obstacles to obtaining jobs with self and family-sustaining wages. English is often their second language; the average education level is just 7th to 8th grade; they typically lack access to affordable transportation; and they experience an array of health and personal problems stemming from the extreme poverty they endure. Yet, they persevere, usually obtaining good, family sustaining jobs after receiving the tailored training and placement services we and our fellow agencies around the country provide.

We are proud to note that since the establishment of the Common Measures, the farmworker job training program has performed at a very high level. In most quarters, the program operates at the highest level of all of DOL’s programs that utilize the Common Measures. For example, the most recent report from DOL that compares programs shows the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) produced an entered employment rate of 83% and an employment retention rate of 80%. Those are excellent results, especially when we consider that most of the rural areas in which this program operates are still experiencing a debilitating economic recession, with unemployment rates in excess of the national average.

It is for these reasons that we must oppose the elimination of Section 167 of the WIA contained in H.R. 4297.

There is really no way migrant and seasonal farmworkers can be adequately served under a totally state run system of job training, especially one which carries no funding mandate for service to this population. It is well established that the overwhelming majority of One Stop Career Centers relies on mandatory partners, such as our agency, to serve vulnerable populations. While we have staff co-located in One Stop Centers, it is clear from over 12 years of practice that absent our agency’s presence, this population, with its special needs for flexible work hours and training sites, and culturally and linguistically prepared staff, could not be served. Farmworkers need the active outreach that we provide, reaching them in remote locations before or after normal work hours and even on weekends.

All of these reasons make it imperative that farmworkers continue to be served by a national program. Therefore we urge you to consider these facts as you re-examine the various parts of H.R. 4297. Without a restoration of the Section 167 program as a separate national program, we must oppose H.R. 4297.

Sincerely,

Here is a flyer for an up coming event at Parenting Network. Desiree Rodgers, MD is a Pediatric Behavioral Specialist for the Exeter Clinic. She will be doing a presentation on July 18th. Please share this flyer with anyone you think would benefit from this presentation.

Here is a flyer for an up coming event at Parenting Network. Desiree Rodgers, MD is a Pediatric Behavioral Specialist for the Exeter Clinic. She will be doing a presentation on July 18th. Please share this flyer with anyone you think would benefit from this presentation.

Proteus Inc.’s gets Mock Utility Scale Ground Mounted Solar Lab from Quanta/The Ryan Company


Last month, Proteus, Inc. received a generous donation of a 64 foot professional solar ground mounting system, complete with panels and racking equipment, from Quanta Services and The Ryan Company, a solar developer and large multi-billion dollar construction company.  The equipment will be used as a hands-on work lab for students in Proteus, Inc.’s accredited Solar Photovoltaic Training program. 

 

Quanta Services and The Ryun Company are currently developing the Alpaugh project; the first private utility project in Tulare County and are partnering with Proteus, Inc. to ensure there will be a trained workforce available to them. With 20 megawatts of power, the project is scheduled to take nine months to complete and will need up to 90 installers to undertake the installation.   “We are training students to match the specific project skills-set the industry needs,” states Hector Uriarte, Jr., Green Jobs Coordinator for Proteus, Inc.  “Assisting in the training and hiring of as many solar students as possible for this project will keep the solar installation workforce local.”


The six-week, 210-hour Solar Photovoltaic Design & Installation training will enable students to install and design a solar panel system, perform construction and electrical basics, learn about different forms of renewable energy, prepare for the NABCEP Entry Level Certification Exam, and receive OSHA ten-hour certification. 

For more information on this program, contact the Proteus Education Division at (559) 471-4550 or visit www.proteusinc.org.


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Looking for something to do this Saturday? Look no further…

Please join us to commemorate and celebrate Cesar E. Chavez’s accomplishments! The event will start with a march at 10 am at College of the Sequoias and end with the celebration at the community campus at 204 N.W. 3rd St. Visalia. 

Hope to see you all there.

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Please join us in honoring Bill Maguy with a fine day of golf April 20th, 2012 at Valley Oaks Golf Course in Visalia!Tournament Format: four person scramble, pick your own team, ladies play from red tee.Entry Deadline: April 6th, 2012Fees: $85 per personRegistration at 11:00 amShotgun start at 12:00 noonFees Include:Lunch - BBQ at the parkGreen fees and cartWilliam M. Maguy Golf Classic polo shirtTee prizesClosest to the pin prizesHole-in-one cash prizesRaffle prizesFor more information, call Steve Camero at 559-733-5423

Please join us in honoring Bill Maguy with a fine day of golf April 20th, 2012 at Valley Oaks Golf Course in Visalia!

Tournament Format: four person scramble, pick your own team, ladies play from red tee.

Entry Deadline: April 6th, 2012
Fees: $85 per person
Registration at 11:00 am
Shotgun start at 12:00 noon

Fees Include:
Lunch - BBQ at the park
Green fees and cart
William M. Maguy Golf Classic polo shirt
Tee prizes
Closest to the pin prizes
Hole-in-one cash prizes
Raffle prizes

For more information, call Steve Camero at 559-733-5423

Wittman Village Community Center youth and staff participate in COS’ National TRIO Day - outreaching to youth and cleaning up the Wittman Center community garden!

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The Lisa Project is coming to Tulare County April 2012!  Don’t miss it.

The Lisa Project is coming to Tulare County April 2012! Don’t miss it.

13th Annual Migrant Parent Mini Conference in Kerman!  Saturday, March 10th from 8am-2pm.  All free!!!

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