WHAT: Sacramento County to hold “Youth in Government Day” in conjunction with Innovative Pathways to Public Service, a collaborative effort of local and regional partners focused on public service and public sector careers. George Washington Carver High School students will have a unique opportunity to meet Sacramento County professionals from General Services, Transportation, Waste Management and Recycling, Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District, Sacramento Area Sewer District, and learn about government service careers.
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 14, times as follows:
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Facility Tours
12–1 p.m.: Lunch/Truck and Equipment Displays/Career and Education Information Booths
WHERE: Sacramento County Department of Waste Management and Recycling (9611 Conservation Road).
VISUALS: High school students will interact with county staff during Facility tours hosted by the following departments:
- Transportation tour includes Traffic Operations Center and Traffic Sign Shop;
- Fleet Services tour includes the Fleet Shop, Diagnostics, Fuel and Parts Management, and the award winning Green Fleet;
- Facilities Management tour includes the “Smart Station” and Shops (Electrical, Plumbing and Carpentry);
- Waste Management and Recycling tour includes a video presentation and collection/recycling equipment.
During lunch, students will have the opportunity to explore different county vehicles that will be displayed in the shared parking lot behind the Department of Waste Management and Recycling/Fleet Services.
VEHICLES OF INTEREST:
Sacramento County Sheriff Squad Cars, presented by Fleet Services
Striping and Lighting Vehicles, presented by the Department of Transportation
County departments represented include General Services (Fleet Services, Facilities Management and Real Estate), Transportation, Waste Management and Recycling, and Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District. The departments have invited sixty 10th graders from George Washington Carver High School to tour their facilities learn about the services they provide to the community.
The tour will provide a career exploration opportunity for students and an opportunity for the County of Sacramento to educate students about careers within County service. The student’s teachers and the school district’s College and Readiness Program have created curriculum around the event.
George Washington Carver High School is a Linked Learning Silver
certified pathway with a Social and Environmental Justice theme. Linked Learning integrates rigorous academics that meet college-ready standards with sequenced, high-quality career-technical education, work-based learning, and supports to help students stay on track. This approach to education prepares students to succeed in college, career, and life.