California invests $2.8 million to train Monterey County youth for community service careers

California invests $2.8 million to train Monterey County youth for community service careers

State and local officials, including Senator John Laird and Senator Anna Caballero, gathered at the Monterey Adult School in honor of a significant state investment in Monterey County Youth Job Corps.The state-established initiative was awarded a $2.8 million labor program to recruit and train young adults, ages 18-24, for careers in community service in the areas of COVID-9 relief, environmental stewardship and food insecurity. Approximately 140 members will serve Monterey County communities over the next two years. They will work up to 35 hours per week and earn $18 per hour. “We’re in Point Lobos clearing the trails and doing a lot of the restoration work. Our youth will also be working in Arena State Park, removing native plants and planting new plants. So the whole program is about leadership, about community service,” said Chris Donnelly, executive director of the Monterey County Workforce Group.

State and local officials, including Senator John Laird and Senator Anna Caballero, gathered at the Monterey Adult School in honor of a significant state investment in the Monterey County Youth Job Body.

The state-established initiative was awarded a $2.8 million workforce program to recruit and train young adults, ages 18-24, into community service careers in the areas of COVID-9 relief, environmental stewardship and food insecurity.

Approximately 140 members will serve Monterey County communities over the next two years. They will work up to 35 hours per week and earn $18 per hour.

“We’re in Point Lobos clearing the trails and doing a lot of the restoration work. Our youth will also be working in Arena State Park, removing native plants and planting new plants. So the whole program is about leadership, about community service,” said Chris Donnelly, executive director of the Monterey County Workforce Group.

Jill E. Washington