FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 16, 2021
CONTACT: Gustavo Caraveo | Gustavo@childadvocatessv.org
MILPITAS, CA — Child Advocates of Silicon Valley is partnering with Bloom Energy on career outreach for foster young adults on the 300+ new manufacturing and maintenance careers Bloom Energy is bringing to the Bay Area.
Bloom Energy strives to make clean, reliable energy affordable for everyone in the world and they are eager to have foster young adults join them on this mission. That is why they are partnering with Child Advocates. Currently serving over 100 foster young adults, ages 18-21, Child Advocates is excited to share this opportunity and looks forward to working with its Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteers to get the word out.
“This is an incredible opportunity for the youth we serve who qualify,” said Frederick J. Ferrer, CEO of Child Advocates. “As a non-minor dependent, (18 to 21 year olds) who ages out of the system at 21, having a career with a reputable company like Bloom Energy is invaluable. We will do everything we can to ensure the foster youth we serve are aware of these careers and apply.”
Bloom Energy is working with Child Advocates to recruit Assembly Technicians, an entry level position that most 18+ years olds served by Child Advocates qualify for. Assembly Technicians work to build high technology servers. receive an hourly wage ranging from $21-$25/hour, full health care benefits and a sign-on bonus.
Child Advocates will ensure every CASA Volunteer who currently serves a non-minor dependent is aware of this opportunity and receives all of the information they need to encourage the youth they serve to apply. If the youth is successful in obtaining a job offer, Child Advocates will work with their CASA to ensure that successful job readiness resources are available. .
About Child Advocates of Silicon Valley
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley is an independent nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization created in 1986. We serve children aged birth to 21 years old who are placed in the Santa Clara County Dependency Court System for having experienced trauma in the form of abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. We are responsible for operating the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program in Santa Clara County, which entails recruiting, training and supporting CASA Volunteers according to the National CASA Association standards. To learn more, please visit ChildAdvocatesSV.org.
About the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program
The first Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program in the nation was created in 1977 to ensure children in foster care, who have experienced abuse or neglect, have a trained volunteer speaking up in the courtroom for their best interests. All CASA Volunteers are trained community members who are appointed with a court order by a judge to advocate for the best interests of a child in foster care. They stay with each case for up to a year or until the case is closed and the child is in a safe, permanent home. CASA Volunteers work with legal and child welfare professionals, educators, service providers and family members to ensure the child’s voice is heard. Their advocacy enables judges to make the most well-informed decision for each child.