The San Diego County Office of Education hosted a resource
fair for Juvenile Court and Community Schools (JCCS) students yesterday.
The event brought together community partners and resources to
over 60 high school juniors and seniors from the JCCS work-readiness program at
Camp Barrett and JCCS community day schools. The students were able to obtain information
on job placement, housing, college, career-technical education and certification,
internships, and more.
The event also included cooking demonstrations from Regional
Occupational Program (ROP) culinary arts students from JCCS who have taken
advantage of the work-readiness program and are now working or interning at
local Marriott Hotels.
“The fair was designed to provide our JCCS seniors with the
information they need to succeed beyond high school,” said Justin Littrell, a
school counselor with the work-readiness program at Camp Barrett. “Being able
to make the linkages to employment opportunities, career possibilities, college,
and other types of training is helping these kids prepare for their future.”
This Resource Fair is a collaboration between the work-readiness
program, County of San Diego Probation, JCCS ROP Culinary Arts, San Diego City
Schools’ TRACE program, San Diego Workforce Partnership, San Diego City
College, Palomar College, Job Corps, YMCA, and many more.
JCCS student Emilio Vanegas cooks lunch for the vendors at the JCCS resource fair.