Specialized Training

Corpsmembers are being trained on how to safely use a chainsaw.

The majority of the specialized training in the CCC is connected to the corpsmember work projects and emergency response activities.

This training consists of both “On-the-Job Training” and formal training. This “On-the-Job Training” is the heart of what the CCC has to offer young adults. Examples of available training include:

  • Floodfighting Techniques
  • Plant Identification
  • Trail Construction & Maintenance
  • Emergency Camp Support
  • Firefighting Techniques
  • Forestry/Fire Hazard Reduction
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
  • Trail Structures
  • Construction & Trades
  • Chainsaw Safety
  • Tree-Climbing Safety

Corpsmembers can promote within the CCC to a Crew Leader or Specialist position. Corpsmembers who have promoted within the CCC help mentor other Corpsmembers. Crew Leaders receive training in crew supervision and Specialists receive training in specialized areas such as automotive maintenance, culinary arts, tools, supply management, landscaping, maintenance and chainsaw work. Both Crew Leaders and Specialists earn higher pay and the opportunity to stay in the CCC for an extra year. The CCC also assists qualified Corpsmembers in acquiring a Commercial Class C license with Passenger Endorsements.