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League of Women Voters hosts panel on vocational education

Are our high school and college graduates prepared for the jobs that will be needed? Vocational education will be the topic of a panel of educators at the January 12 meeting of the League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 West Main Street, Grass Valley. Refreshments will be served. Participants will include counselors and other representatives from Sierra College, Nevada Union High School’s 49er Regional Occupational Program, and the One Stop Business & Career Center of Nevada County.

Not everyone graduating from Sierra College needs or desires to go on to a four-year college; some would rather be prepared to enter the job market immediately. How do the courses available prepare them? 49er R.O.P. is a public education program offering career preparation classes to over 1,800 local high school students and adults each year. It provides on-the-job site training and classroom training for adults and high school juniors/seniors.

One Stop is a partnership between the County of Nevada and the Job Training Center, whose mission is to provide unlimited employment opportunities to job seekers and hiring, training and human resource assistance to local businesses.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. The LWV of Western Nevada County meets regularly on the second Saturday of each month at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley. The program starts at 10:00 a.m. For more information, visit http://www.LWVWNC.org.

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