Students from Nevada Union High School’s “Natural Resources” class recently visited the Rood Center in Nevada City to job shadow county employees.
Twelve students visited several departments on November 9, including the Office of Emergency Services, Code Compliance, Agriculture, Environmental Health and the County Executive Officer.
“The purpose was to highlight career pathways within the county,” said County Executive Officer Alison Lehman. “Job shadowing provides numerous advantages for students looking to embark on a successful career path in county government.”
The students got a chance to build relationships with professionals in their field of interest, Lehman said. “Department heads were impressed with the students’ participation out in the field,” she said. “We hope students will consider Nevada County as a place of employment when they graduate from high school or college.”
The County hopes to extend this job shadow opportunity to other area schools in the future. Those interested in arranging a job shadow experience should contact Jeff Dellis, the Nevada County Youth Commission coordinator, at Jeff.Dellis@NevadaCountyCa.gov.