Career & Technical Training Scholarships Awarded

CHS Scholarship winners from left to right: Wyatt Burns, Brendan Raymundo, Savanah Vieira, Jacqueline Craig, Paul DeBaldo Vice President, Strategic Planning CCF, Noelle Norton, Heather Koppi, Baylee Mata and not pictured Taylor Kannel.

Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) presented Career and Technical Training scholarships to eight Calaveras High School students on June 1, 2011.

Funds for these scholarships were, in part, a result of generous community donations from Pacific Gas & Electric Company and Sierra Pacific Industries Foundation, Sonora. This particular legacy fund, Career and Technical Training Scholarship Fund, established by Paul and Darlene DeBaldo, in 2010, recognizes and addresses a serious need in our communities. Annually, very few scholarships are offered for students interested in pursuing career training, by seeking an associate degree and/or certificate of training in a specific industry. Educators share that more than 25% of graduation seniors in Calaveras County are candidates for such career training.

These winners, shown in the photo, will be attending local schools and
trade centers like San Joaquin Delta College, Columbia College, Modesto
JC, United Technical Institute, MTI College. Fields of study include:
automotive, fire fighting, nursing, veterinary medicine, culinary skills, and
more. Each scholarship winner received a $500 scholarship.

CCF, a 501© 3 non-profit organization, administers the funds that made
these scholarships possible. We welcome donations from like-minded
businesses and individuals who see the challenge ahead of making
scholarship money available to seniors taking other career paths.