Education and Careers

The Education and Career Pathways programs work in concert to provide corpmembers with reliable, consistent professional support. During their time at CCNB and for two years following their completion of service, corpsmembers create individualized college and career plans.

Conservation corps careers

Career Pathways

Through Career Pathways programs, corpsmembers receive assistance with goal setting, work readiness, vocational training, career development and resume composition, as well as with the self-management skills necessary to find, obtain and retain satisfying and rewarding employment. CCNB staff work individually with corpsmembers to:

  • Provide one-on-one assistance to assess needs and define realistic goals.
  • Support and monitor corpsmembers as they work towards their career objectives.
  • Define and develop skills necessary to find a job (job search), get the job (resume preparation, interview techniques) and keep the job (employee expectations, work ethic).
  • Help corpsmembers apply for and secure entry level jobs or positions related to their education and job training experience at CCNB.

CCNB partners with local businesses and government agencies to refer corpsmembers to positions that match their interests and pay above minimum wage. Jobs and industries include: administrative/clerical, automotive, conservation, construction/related, education, garden education, habitat restoration, landscaping/tree care, restaurant service, sales/retail, warehouse/labor, youth service, and eldercare and childcare.

If you’re a business that may be interested in hiring corpsmembers, contact us!

In FY 16-17, 198 Youth Participated in CCNB’s Annual Program.

  • Participants earned a total of 139 job industry certifications (ex: Bobcat, Baler, and forklift operator; sawyer levels I, II and III).
  • Of those exiting, 70% completed the program successfully (securing either non-transitional employment and/or enrolled in post-secondary education).
  • 70% of youth in non-transitional employment earned $16 or more an hour.
  • 82% of youth reached through follow-up retained employment for at least 90 days, with 94% still employed after one year.

Program Information


For more information on the Corps-to-Career or Corps-to-College program, please contact Monique Brown, Career Pathways Manager, at (415) 454-4554 or (707) 303-3069 ext. 384.

2016-2017 milestones are as reported for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017.