The transition from high school to the real world can be difficult and stressful for many high school students. It can be especially challenging for those young people who are considered high risk. On November 7, help came to dozens of students attending the court school program operated by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) inside the Youth Detention Facility when potential employers came to meet them.
The SCOE WorkAbility Program and the Sacramento County Probation Department hosted a career and resource fair where students learned what resources, job training and career opportunities are available to them once they are released.
Students had the chance to meet prospective employers and learn about job-hunting techniques, as well as how to access post-secondary education from the following:
- Art Institute/Culinary and Graphic Arts
- ARC Apprenticeship Program Outreach (S.T.R.I.P.E.)
- Asian Resources Inc.
- CA Barbering & Cosmetology Apprenticeship Learning Center
- Crossroads Diversified Services
- Greater Sacramento Urban League
- Northern CA Valley Sheet Metal Workers Training Center
- North State Building Industry
- Northern CA Construction Training (NCCT)
- Sacramento Career Works/SETA
- Sacramento Job Corps
- Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps
- Sacramento Works One Stop Career Centers
- U.S. Army
SCOE provides a junior and senior high school curriculum for students who are detained in facilities that are supervised by the Sacramento County Probation Department. The education programs utilize standards-aligned curriculum and career-technical education to provide relevant learning experience for students enrolled in the programs. These schools provide the means for students to develop and implement a student success plan for effective living and learning—and in partnership with the Sacramento County Probation Department—prepare for transition to a future without recidivism.