Summer Civic Program Opens Eyes and Career Paths
Eight high school seniors got an up-close look at their local government over the past two weeks as part of Rocklin’s Summer Civic Career Program. The students toured City departments, learning about roles across the City including executive administration, parks and recreation, public services, emergency services, and more.
The experience was eye-opening for many, as they learned first-hand a little of what it takes to provide the high-quality services residents expect from the City of Rocklin.
“The students this year have been fantastic,” said Kelly Cunningham, a senior administrative assistant at the City of Rocklin, who helped manage the program. “Some of the students have been surprised at what careers they’ve had an interest in that they didn’t consider before starting the program, and that makes us really excited.”
The program is made possible through a partnership with the Rocklin Unified School District and the Rocklin Educational Excellence foundation. REEF also awards a $500 scholarship to students who complete the program.
This opportunity not only opens new career paths to participants, but also helps strengthen relationships between City staff and the people they serve.