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Humboldt County Office of Education: Meet the Staff and Programs

Meet the Staff and Programs

Meet the Staff and Programs

HCEP – Health Career Exploration Project

Michelle Schneider

Michelle Schneider, Regional Health Career Liaison

The Health Career Exploration Project (HCEP) is a new program for local high school students to explore the different healthcare career options in Humboldt County and is led by Michele Schneider, our Regional Health Career Liaison. This is a great chance to learn more about healthcare and investigate health career opportunities in our local Humboldt County communities. Currently, four high schools in Humboldt County have a Health Career Pathways option and work in partnership with the HCEP program to increase work based learning experiences in health careers. Education @ Work partners have contributed to the design of the Health Career Pathways and the success lies in the active participation by our partners and students. The biggest support for HCEP comes from the Education @ Work Partners though classroom presentations and guest speakers. We are continuously seeking partners who are looking to provide work based learning experiences to students.


Trades Academy

The Trades Academy aims to enhance existing Career Technical Education (CTE) programs and to support high school students with opportunities to explore

Jack Sheppard

Jack Sheppard, Regional Trades Education Liaison

career options available in our local trades industries. In collaboration with school sites and industry professionals, Jack Sheppard leads the way as the Regional Trades Education Liaison. The Trades Academy is hard at work providing students with guest presenters from all walks of the trades industry, hands-on learning, field trips to work sites, and opportunities to earn certifications. The most unique element of the Trades Academy is the Mobile Trades Lab that allows Jack to take the classroom on the road and impact more students across all of Humboldt County. Check back in soon for the map of where you can find the Mobile Trades Lab. We look forward to providing Humboldt County with a knowledgeable and hardworking Trades Workforce one student at a time.


Personnel Director

Jenny Bowen
Director of Personnel Services

Administration Office

Hannah Gossi
Administrative Assistant II
Melissa Hodgson
Administrative Assistant III

Press Inquiries

Ken Conlin
Communications Center Manager/Public Information Officer