CCC Completes Training to Energize Careers

Congratulations to the California Conservation Corps (CCC ) Placer Energy Center in Auburn: The Technical Education in Energy Efficiency and Construction training developed by Sierra College CACT for the CCC was approved as pre-apprenticeship by the Northern California Laborers Union.

As part of the last week of classes, speakers from SMUD and the Laborers Union addressed participants, answered their questions and provided career advice. The presentations were inspiring.

The 128 hour Technical Education in Energy Efficiency and Construction (TE³C) training included building science basics, worker safety, weatherization measures, energy efficiency and alternative energy fundamentals. The goal was to prepare Corps members for entry-level employment in the Energy Efficiency Construction Industry. Over 50 Corps members participated in at least one of the five hands-on classes.

Education programs like this and at high schools and colleges benefit from industry support. Many Sacramento area employers generously share their expertise. How can your business help?

  • Be a speaker about your company, the industry, and what a typical day is like on the job
  • Provide career advice to students
  • Allow a student or an instructor to spend several hours or days at your business doing a “job shadow”
  • Hire a student intern
  • Take a recent graduate to your professional association meeting
  • Serve on an advisory committee to help educators understand the skills your business looks for in new hires
  • Donate equipment that classes can use to develop real world skills

Your contribution may energize a young person’s career.