Nearly 20 organizations, state agencies, and local partners joined efforts on February 22 to provide career planning and community resources for students attending El Centro Jr./Sr. High School—a Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) Juvenile Court School program that serves youth up to 25 years old within the Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility.
The 10th Annual Career and Resource Fair is critical for planting seeds so students can set goals for a successful future. They hear firsthand stories from the employees and representatives of the various organizations at the fair.
“Over the years, we’ve seen the rewards of hosting these fairs,” said SCOE Transition Specialist Cari Wernicke. “Students connect with training opportunities or colleges, they meet potential employers in industries they are interested in, and they are provided with many resources that help them prepare for re-entering the community or workforce.”
The SCOE Juvenile Court School program serves junior and senior high school students who are detained in facilities supervised by the Sacramento County Probation Department. The program utilizes standards-aligned curriculum and career-technical education to provide learning experiences for the students. It also helps students develop and implement a student success plan for effective living and learning.
Career Fair Partners
The Career and Resource Fair was organized by SCOE staff in conjunction with the Sacramento County Probation Department. Students met prospective employers, learning job-hunting techniques and how to access post-secondary education. The following partners participated in the fair:
- 3Strands Global Foundation
- American River College
- Black Youth Leadership Project
- Boys & Girls Club of Greater Sacramento
- La Familia Counseling Center, Inc.
- Northern California Construction & Training, Inc. (NCCT)
- North State Building Industry Foundation
- Operating Engineers
- PHCC of California
- Project Teach (SCOE)
- Sacramento LGBT Community Center
- Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
- Sacramento Public Library
- Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps
- Sheet Metal Workers Local 104
- Southgate Recreation and Park District
- State of California – Barbering & Cosmetology