One Lassen County supervisor aims to bring an annual career opportunity workshop to the county’s youth.
Jason Ingram, district 5 supervisor, realizing the unprecedented workforce shortage throughout the county, said it’s time to provide career opportunities to students to encourage economic prosperity in Lassen. The workshop will occur on June 1st in Jensen Hall at the Lassen County Fairgrounds.
Agencies that will be represented include Noble Construction, Calfire, Caltrans, FCI Herlong, High Desert State Prison, CHP, and multiple county departments only, to name a few. All 9th to 12th-grade county school students will participate in the one-day event, totaling over 200 students. Each school class will be able to visit booths by each agency and gain information on what career paths and benefits are offered.
Ingram hopes to return to the career opportunity workshop each year, saying repetition is critical. Additionally that if students can grasp that there are career opportunities here, the county may be able to retain them rather than lose them to opportunities outside the county.