Within our Support and Transition Services Department, are the college and career services provided to corpsmembers transitioning from the Corps into a full time job, college/vocational program, or a combination of the two.

Since our program generally only allows corpsmembers to stay at the Corps for up to two years, we offer a Transition program during their last few months with us to better prepare them for employment or post-secondary education.

College & Career Services

At the LA Conservation Corps, we know that preparation is the key to success. This is why we have a dedicated team of staff to support corpsmembers in a variety of services related to post secondary education. We support our corpsmembers in the following ways:

  • College and Careers Class – In this class, corpsmembers are able to assess their career interest, identify a career of choice, and plan their pathway to success. Students set academic goals, create education plans, and learn about financial aid options. 
  • College and Career Drop-in Hours – Corpsmembers and students can attend Friday Drop-in hours to receive help searching and applying for jobs or internships. They can also get assistance with enrolling in post-secondary education, applying for financial aid, and learning about vocational training programs.
  • College Workshops – Throughout the year, corpsmembers participate in workshops such as Cash for College, Study Skills, Time Management, and Organization with guest speakers currently attending college or recently graduated.
  • Campus Tours – Corpsmembers have an opportunity to visit local community colleges and universities to get a sense of what college environment is right for them.

Vocational & Driver's License Training

Corpsmembers receive basic vocational training in OSHA 10 and CPR & First Aid to give them a baseline of training as they begin their work experience and career pathway exposure as new corpsmembers. During the course of their time in the Young Adult Corps, they can participate in a variety of trainings including forklift driving, HAZMAT, and driver’s license training. Written exam classes are offered to all corpsmembers and those who need help with behind-the-wheel lessons are eligible to apply for FREE lessons year round.

Work Readiness

Each corpsmember receives intensive workforce development training and develops a professional portfolio which includes a resume, application, and two competency tests in math and customer service. Each participant also undergoes a mock interview with a working professional. Upon completion, corpsmembers qualify for employment opportunities and receive a certificate of completion.