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Preparing Transitional Aged Youth for Careers

In partnership with North State Building Foundation and Sierra College, Health Education Council hosted a Construction Boot Camp at the Grove. The Grove located in North Sacramento, provides housing and training to prepare its 18-24 year old transitional youth to pursue their goals. The Grove is part of the First Step Communities, a non-profit which administers similar programs throughout the Sacramento region.

The boot camp included lessons focused on careers in the construction sector, as well as career exploration in other sectors. To enhance the holistic life preparation emphasized by the Grove, HEC staff also hosted discussions and interactive trainings to teach participants the importance of personal finances and preparing healthy meals on a budget.

Deputy Director of External Relations and Partnerships, Martin Ross said that this is the first of many programs that HEC will collaborate with The Grove to facilitate. "We're grateful to have this new partnership to promote overall wellness for transitional aged youth", added Ross.

For more information about our workforce development programs contact Deputy Director of External Relations and Partnerships, Martin Ross at