A pipeline of workers with the right skill sets, ideas and innovations grounded in foundational industry knowledge are critical components to sustaining the Agriculture, Water, and Environmental Technology sector. Our initiative creates a pipeline of educated and skilled individuals, starting with agriculture education programs in high school, moving to education or training at the post-secondary level, and ending in a viable career, through a variety of strategies with our partners.
Events & Competitions
Collegiate Agriculture Leaders 2019 Fall Leadership Conference CSU Fresno
Date: Oct 25-26
Location: CSU Fresno
Commencement: Friday Oct 25th, 11:30 Registration at O’Neill Park
Adjourn: Saturday Oct 26th at 1pm
Friday Lunch, Dinner, and Saturday Lunch provided
Holiday Inn Express
650 W Shaw Ave, Clovis, CA 93612
Hilton Garden Inn
520 W Shaw Ave, Clovis, CA 93612
Spring Hill Suites
6844 N Fresno St, Fresno, CA 93710
6820 N Fresno St, Fresno, CA 93710
324 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710
Country Inn & Suites
6065 N Thesta St, Fresno, CA 93710
Friday Oct. 25th
11:30 Registration at O’Neill Park
12:00 Lunch and Disperse to Tours
4:30-5:00 Hotel Check in
6:00-8:00 Dinner and Speaker (North Gym 118)
8:00 to 10:00 Activity
Saturday Oct. 26th
7:00 Breakfast at hotels or on your own
8:00 Meet at North Gym 118 and Disperse to Workshops
11:45 Lunch and Ag Industry Panel (North Gym 118)
1:00 Group photo and adjourn
Collegiate Agriculture Leaders 2020 Spring Competition
Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Location: Cuesta College
Cost:$25.00 per person
CA-1, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Friday, March 6, 2020 7-8 AM check in and Continental Breakfast
8:15 AM contests begin
12:30 PM lunch
2 PM awards
The post-secondary division of the California Agriculture Teachers Association leads a student leadership committee where student events are organized. Annually the committee plans the spring student competitions and events designed to promote leadership and career development. The Spring Competition is hosted by a different college each year. Below is a list of competitions and a link to their guidelines.
Collegiate Agriculture Leaders
The Collegiate Agriculture Leaders (CAL) is a statewide student organization that promotes leadership and career awareness in the Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Environmental Technology sector. Additional CAL events have included a statewide leadership training conference and industry tours. All of these events serve to provide students with opportunity to excel outside of the classroom.
Click on the following links to download a PDF of the career reference sheets.
Resume Writing Styles
Online Job Search
Effective Cover Letters
Water & Wastewater Technology Programs prepare and certify students for the municipal drinking water and wastewater treatment departments and industrial treatment facilities.Click here to view certificates and degrees offered throughout California.
Agriculture and Natural Resources Programs offer traditional education attainment as well as industry certification preparation in a variety of disciplines, including, high wage careers such as heavy equipment operators, Landscape Auditors, Pest Control Advisors, Agriculture Sales representatives, and many more.Click here to learn more.