NO EXPERIENCE, NO PROBLEM IN THE CCC
“The CCC has allowed me to take on so many new opportunities that I didn’t see myself doing. Since I joined, I’m more confident that I can do these things,” said Corpsmember AJ Nared.
Things like cutting fire line, cooking a meal, felling trees, and restoring fish habitat are all possible in the CCC. Corpsmembers receive a monthly stipend of $2,700, the chance to earn scholarships and, most importantly, the opportunity to test out possible careers and learn what it takes to be successful. And, there’s no experience required to enroll. You just need to be 18 to 25 or a military veteran 29 or younger.
“I just finished my first month and I’ve been exposed to a lot of new skills that I didn’t have the chance to develop at home,” said Corpsmember Franklin Bertellotti. “The opportunity to learn has been phenomenal for me. I’m excited to see what else I can learn as we go.”
In the California Conservation Corps, young adults can develop the drive and work ethic to find their footing, confidence, and future career.