Fresno State’s TARGET, program, which offers specialized counseling and tutoring for students ages 18 to 22, was recognized by the California School Board Association at its 36th annual Golden Bell Awards ceremony on Dec. 5 in San Diego.
The program, run by the Kremen School of Education and Human Development,was one of 62 programs recognized at the event and the only one honored from Fresno County. TARGET was selected in the special education, multi-level category.
The program, officially named Techniques for Access Reaching Goals and Employment Training, is coordinated by the Fresno State Rehabilitation Counseling Program and the Sanger Unified School District. The goal is to maximize students’ ability to lead independent and productive lives and acquire job skills.
Students work with the food science and horticulture programs in Fresno State’s Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, and gain employment training through campus work opportunities.
TARGET has worked with 50 students in its seven years of existence, including 14 this year.
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