• California Conservation Corps Has Openings

    TWO CCC INFO. SESSIONS SET FOR SEPT. 8, WATSONVILLE

    The California Conservation Corps will hold two information sessions on Tuesday, September 8, to let local youth learn more about openings on its Watsonville and San Jose crews.

     The information sessions will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on September 8, at the CCC’s Monterey Bay Center, 757 Green Valley Road, in Watsonville.

    The CCC has immediate openings for young men and women between the ages of 18 and 25 (and veterans to age 29). Corpsmembers would commute each day from home, working out of the CCC’s Watsonville or San Jose locations.

    Corpsmembers participate in a wide range of natural resource work and are also involved in emergency response when natural disasters occur.  The Watsonville and San Jose crews have been dispatched in the last few months to several wildfires throughout the state.

    Each month, corpsmembers earn $1,520, with medical and vacation benefits. There are also educational opportunities — those without high school diplomas can earn them in the CCC through the John Muir Charter School. Scholarships are available to use after the CCC.

    For more information on the orientation sessions or the CCC program in general, call the Watsonville office at (831) 722-2195. The California Conservation Corps is a state agency created by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 1976.  More details can be found on the CCC’s website: www.ccc.ca.gov.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on September 2, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News

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