Welcome to Proteus, Inc.
Proteus is the premier provider of training, education, and community services within the agriculturally rich Central San Joaquin Valley. Since its inception in 1967, Proteus has been in a continuous state of evolution, adding and expanding services as the changing needs of the workforce emerge.
Initially, an adult training center serving low-income residents through educational services, Proteus has emerged as a nationally recognized full-service agency providing a wide range of services to a diverse customer base. Today, Proteus administers approximately 50 different programs concurrently ranging from adult, youth, and dislocated worker programs, to programs related to energy conservation, emergency supportive services, foster family services, youth services, migrant child care, community youth centers, child development programs, prevention services, pesticide safety training, career and technical education classes, and other educational components offered through the William M. Maguy School of Education.
Today, services are provided in 25 conveniently-located offices, individual One-Stop locations, and on two Proteus Mobile Employment Centers (MEC) throughout Tulare, Kings, Fresno, Kern, and Los Angeles counties.
Providing top quality services to our customers is embedded in all areas of our corporate belief system, including the Proteus Vision, Mission, and Value Statements.
To provide education, job training, job placement, and other support services to farm working families and other program participants.
To improve the quality of life of farmworkers and other participants by being the premier provider of services.
To empower our customers to achieve self-sufficiency by providing quality services and training; to serve all customers with integrity and respect, as this is the foundation of our excellence; to promote continous improvement on a daily basis; to focus on teamwork as it directly relates to the success of our corporation; and to create a solid community partnership.
Proteus, Inc. is governed by a tri-partite board of directors made up of representative from the four county service delivery areas of Fresno, Tulare, Kern, and Kings Counties. Board members represent the public, private, and low-income economic sectors.
Richard Rodriguez, Chair Rodriguez Consultant
Armida Espinoza- Vice Chair
|Juanita Martinez- Secretary
Cutler-Orosi Family Education Center
|Victorio Rojas- Treasurer
Central Valley Regional Center
Center on Race, Poverty, & Environment
|Paul Espinosa, Jr. Visalia Youth Services|
|Roberto de la Rosa OLA Raza|
|Roger Snow Private Consultant|
|Juan Martinez Kings Community Action Organization|
|Juan Arambula Retired Assemblyman|
A four-member corporate council team consisting of the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operations Officer, Corporate Financial Officer, and the Director of Human Resources meet weekly to discuss and address corporate matters and ensure communication is flowing between all divisions and departments. The Corporate Council meets with the board of directors nine times a year to review organizational performance and strategic planning goals.
Chief Executive Officer
Corporate Financial Officer
Director of Human Resources
On December 13, 2010, Proteus acquired a “Green” Mobile Unit. The 38-foot Mobile Unit was customized to meet new energy efficiency standards – ability to run on biodiesel, power generated by a four-panel solar system on the roof, and a hybrid electrical/biodiesel quiet generator. Funding for the new Green Mobile Unit was received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 in coordination with the California Department of Community Services and Development.
The Green Mobile Unit is designed to reach rural communities in our service area (Fresno, Kings, Kern, Tulare and Los Angeles Counties) to promote sustainable energy, promote green sector employment opportunities and to deliver information on energy assistance programs to low-income individuals. As an energy partner with Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company and Pacific Gas & Electric, Proteus’ Energy Programs offer services, such as refrigerator replacement, evaporative cooler installation, weatherization, CFL installation, attic insulation, CARE/FERA application assistance, and more, to eligible customers throughout the region. The Green Mobile Unit will also be utilized to recruit and enroll students into Proteus’ Solar and Weatherization Career and Technical Education classes.
The unit is equipped with two flat screen televisions with remote web conferencing capabilities, seven 22-inch touch screen computer stations, Verizon 3G WIFI network capabilities, a fax machine, an interview area and portable classrooms with distance learning capabilities. This unit also features interactive and visual displays created by Proteus’ own solar class students and Proteus’ Energy Division staff. The Green Mobile Unit will complement Proteus’ existing Mobile Employment Center (MEC), which is certified by Tulare County and Fresno County Workforce Investment Boards as a One-Stop location to provide WIA services to eligible participants.