Khris and Kiara - San Francisco Chronicle

Civicorps alumni Khris and Kiara, are featured in the San Francisco Chronicle. Their journeys of hard work has brought them to their dream career. We are proud of Khris and Kiara for working so hard in becoming Waste Management Teamster Apprentices.

“It’s a career I love.I can send my daughter to college if she wants to go.” – Khris Bland, Civicorps alumn

 

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Making Career Connections

“At first I thought I was coming here just to get a check. Now I realize that Civicorps is more than that, it’s an awakening!” Radisha, Class of 1998

On April 1st, we hosted a College and Career Fair to introduce our students to a variety of pathways they can take to advance their career. We kicked off the fair with a panel of alumni who shared what they learned from Civicorps as well as offered advice to current students.

Making Career Connections / Civicorps

“Civicorps taught me to never quit. That pushed me to keep climbing up the ladder to accomplish my goals.”Brandon, Class of 2014

Immediately after the panel, students participated in interactive workshops where they discussed: transferring to a university from a community college, choosing the right major, entering apprenticeships, and pursuing career opportunities in technology, engineering, journalism, human resources, and culinary arts.

Workshops were led by:

  • 42, Inc.
  • Tradeswomen
  • Pipefitters
  • Lather’s Apprenticeships
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Waste Management
  • Beyond Emancipation
  • San Jose State University
  • Laney College

 “My favorite workshop was the SJSU presentation. It encouraged me to go to college!” – Dlorah, current student

Students also networked with presenters to make connections that will aid them in pursing college, internships, or apprenticeships following graduation.

“I loved talking to Brisha. The Waste Management workshop motivated me to keep pushing forward no matter what!” – Liz Marie, current student

Check out pictures from the fair on our Facebook, and wish our students well on their future endeavors!

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