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Manteca Unified may start vocational fabrication in August
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The Manteca Unified Vocational Academy could be starting its next program in August when the school year 2013-14 begins.

However, that all depends on what the Board of Trustees will decide when they meet as the MUVA board following their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 11, starting at 7 p.m. at the district office, 2271 W. Louise Ave.

“We’re planning on moving ahead if everything goes right,” and that’s including the selection of an instructor for the industrial fabrication program, as well as getting 20 junior high students enrolled which is the targeted minimum class size, said Board president Don Scholl.

The MUVA board will meet immediately after the regular Board of Trustees meeting in the same conference room at the school district.

That plans come on the heels of a successful first year for MUVA which saw the first program offered, Culinary Arts, end its first year of operation.

The academy is the first vocational charter school established by Manteca Unified. The programs offered for incoming juniors is open to any student attending any school in San Joaquin County. There is no enrollment fee or tuition fee involved. The classes prepare the students to be job ready as soon as they receive their Academy certificate, with the option of continuing on to college. At graduation time, they also get to receive their high school diploma.

While enrolled in MUVA, students may also enroll in classes that will earn them college credits.

For more information about MUVA and how to enroll in either the Culinary Arts or industrial fabrication program, visit or call (209) 858-7330 during regular business hours Monday to Friday.