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2019 Juvenile Hall Career Fair Underscores Opportunities

Event at Youth Detention Facility Highlights Career Resources

PHCC representatives at information table

Many students find the period after high school to be difficult and stressful as they face decisions about employment, job training, and continuing their education. This is especially true for those considered to be at “high risk.” Recently, help came to dozens of students attending the Juvenile Court School Program, which is operated by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) inside the Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility.

SCOE and the Sacramento County Probation Department hosted a career and resource fair where students learned about resources, job training, and career opportunities that are available to them once they are released from the facility.

“The career and resource fair helped acquaint our students with opportunities they never knew were possible,” said David W. Gordon, Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools. “We are grateful to Sacramento County Probation and the local companies and organizations for their enthusiasm in working with our students.”

Career Fair Participants

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:

  • 3-Strands Global Foundation
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Sacramento
  • Charles A. Jones Career and Education Center
  • Chicks in Crisis
  • Curam College of Nursing
  • State of CA Division of Apprenticeship Standards
  • Discovery Challenge Academy
  • EDD Youth Employment Opportunity Program (State of CA)
  • La Familia Career Center
  • LB Construction, Inc.
  • Northern California Tile Industry
  • Northern California Construction Training (NCCT)
  • North State Building Industry
  • Office of Water Programs
  • Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Association of California
  • Project TEACH (SCOE)
  • Sacramento City College
  • Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
  • Sacramento-Sierra Building and Construction Trades Council (SBCTC)

About the Juvenile Court School Program

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 experiences 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. In partnership with the Sacramento County Probation Department, students are better prepared for transition to a future without recidivism.

Project TEACH representative at information table
SMUD representative at information table