College and Career Success in the Central Valley

At a Glance

The Wonderful Company’s Agriculture Career Prep program combines an early college model with a career academy to help youth achieve college and career success. This report, one of a series, details this impactful approach.

Published may. 01, 2015
Areas of Work
  • Meeting Employer Needs
  • Ensuring Equity in Advancement

In California's Central Valley, the agriculture industry is growing, offering high-paying, family-sustaining careers. Despite this opportunity, few young people in the region have the skills necessary to gain employment in the field and meet employers’ needs.

This series details how The Wonderful Company, together with JFF, is tackling this skills gap through the Wonderful Agriculture Career Prep program. Its vision is to prepare youth for college and career success, and cultivate tomorrow’s leaders in agriculture, business, science, and technology.