Chris Turkovich, owner of Turkovich Family Wines, was featured in a Visit California podcast focusing on travel tips from Northern California locals.
“We are definitely sort of out of under the radar in terms of California, but we’re right in the middle of things,” Turkovich said regarding Yolo County. “It’s a great diverse county with a lot of ag, a lot of outdoor stuff to do, great food and it’s pretty relaxed.”
Turkovich is from Winters and referred to it as “the gem of Yolo County.”
“It’s a farming town at heart with a thriving downtown with a big food and wintery scene so it’s kind of this hidden gem in Yolo County,” he emphasized. “It just feels like a different experience that you don’t get anywhere else in the area.
If interested in listening to the podcast go to visitcalifornia.com/podcast/travel-tips-norcal-locals.
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Yolo County is offering an information session on an available pre-apprenticeship training program that begins in June.
Jobseekers will be able to join any of the virtual information sessions for training in the construction and building trades at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 19, accordion to a Yolo County press release.
“The general orientation course includes construction industry structure and the construction process, orientation to apprenticeship, tools of the various trades and the safe handling of both hand and power tools and industry standards of work responsibility and craft excellence,” the release stated.
Anyone who graduates the course will receive up to $1,000 in cash incentives, up to $1,000 for obtaining placement in a state-approved apprenticeship program, $500 for placement in construction-related employment, $300 for placement in other employment and up to $500 for tools and materials, according to the county.
The training — referred to as multi-craft core curriculum (MC3) training — is part of the California Workforce Development Board’s High Road Construction Careers that is funded through SB1.
“This statewide initiative puts dollars to work to advance careers in the building and construction trades as a reliable pathway to middle class for disadvantaged Californians via multi-craft pre-apprenticeship training,” the release added.
If interested in attending individuals can register by visiting tinyurl.com/MC3June. For more information about the program visit yoloworks.org or contact HHSA Program Coordinator Erica Johnson at [email protected] or by calling (530) 631-2289.
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Yolo County is connecting job seekers to opportunities at the California Department of Housing and Community Development.
“YoloWorks!, Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency and the Yolo County Workforce Innovation Board, in partnership with the California Department of Housing and Community Development are hosting a Virtual Career Fair on May 24,” a county press release stated.
Attendees will be able to access live virtual booths that offer one-on-one chats where they can ask questions directly to department representatives.
Additional opportunities with the housing and community development department can be found by visiting the HCD job opportunities website.
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The Yolo Federal Credit Union announced that it has been approved to participate in the 2022 Workforce Initiative Subsidy for Homeownership (WISH) Program, which will allow them to reserve funds for eligible homebuyers on a first-come basis.
“The WISH program grants funds to be distributed to first-time homebuyers within Yolo county,” a credit union press release stated. “Yolo FCU has worked closely with the cities of Woodland, Davis, West Sacramento and Winters to identify and assist eligible individuals and families to access grant funds for down payment assistance.”
Grants provided by the program can go up to $22,000 in matching funds that must be used for the down payment and closing costs. Yolo FCU will match up to $4 for every dollar contributed by the homebuyer toward a home purchase.
“Our mission at Yolo Federal is to help Yolo County achieve financial success,” Jenee Rawlings, president and CEO for Yolo FCU, said. “Participating in this grant program is an important tool in helping us build upon our mission. We believe it is essential to offer programs that provide low and moderate-income individuals and families the opportunity to realize their dream of ownership.”
Yolo FCU has been serving the county since 1954 offering a variety of real estate loans and resources and was even named the county’s best mortgage company.
Membership is available to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Yolo County, according to the credit union. For more information on its real estate loans or grant programs visit yolofcu.org or call (530)668-2700.
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Davis’ Freewheeler Bicycle Center was featured in a Comstock’s Magazine article highlighting the center’s nearly 50 years of service.
“It’s a labor of love for us,” Sheri Hein, who helps fun the center with her family, said in the article. “We like coming to work, working with each other and being part of our community.”
If interested in reading more about Freewheeler — located at 703 2nd St. in Davis — visit comstocksmag.com.
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