Our Story

Over 50 Years of experience in training, education, and community services.

Our Vision

Proteus’ corporate culture is rooted in its Mission to serve. 

Our Culture

See how the Proteus team changes lives in our local communities.

Proteus, Inc. Board of Directors

Board members represent the public, private, and low-income economic
sectors in four of Proteus’s service delivery areas:
Tulare, Kings, Kern, and Fresno Counties.

Armida Espinoza
Armida EspinozaChair
David Mendoza
David MendozaBoard Member
Mario A. Gonzalez
Mario A. GonzalezVice Chair
Victor Salazar
Victor SalazarBoard Member
Alejandra Juarez
Alejandra JuarezTreasurer
Maria R. Lemus
Maria R. LemusVice-Chair
Larry Gonzales
Larry GonzalesSecretary
Eddie Valero
Eddie ValeroBoard Member
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Our Story

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.

MISSION

Our “Mission” is to provide education, workplace training, job placement, and other support services to farm working families and diverse program participants to empower them to achieve self-sufficiency.

VISION

Our “Vision” is to improve the quality of life of farmworkers and diverse program participants by being the premier provider of services.

VALUE

At Proteus we “Value” the ability 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 continuous 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.

Our Culture

Proteus Cares by making impactful changes in our local communities through our service centers, out reach, and inclusive training programs. We provide the tools and resources for those in need of energy, education, farmworker, youth, and foster family services.

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