Training and Career Pathways
California Conservation Corps Corpsmembers receive training and experience that sets them apart. Training is both formal (instructional) and informal (on-the-job). When it’s time to put the training into practice, the work they are assigned is meaningful and often leads to a career opportunity.
Corpsmembers routinely work closely with – and receive on-the-job training – from supervisors at agencies like CAL FIRE, U.S. Forest Service, Caltrans, State Parks, and the National Park Service. Additionally, supervisors at private companies oversee Corpsmembers working on electrical, construction, and specialized CCC projects.
The hands-on experience Corpsmembers receive lets them understand the “why” behind the task and it provides them a jump start on future careers or further education.
The skills they earn from working on CCC projects transfer directly to a range of career pathways, including firefighting, trails, energy, construction, corps leadership, and more.