Mother Lode Works Vol. 9

Updated: Sep 21, 2020

"Your source for employment news in the Mother Lode"

This week in Mother Lode Works... - MLJT Success Story: Western Pacific Trucking School & P2E Participants

- Spotlight Employer: Native Solutions

- Amador Center Update

- UI Claim Updates

Up to Date COVID-19 Information - covid19.ca.gov: The official website for California COVID-19 Response daily updates and resources. - edd.ca.gov: EDD provides a variety of support services to people who have lost their jobs or have had their hours reduced due to the impacts of COVID-19 in California.

MLJT and Western Pacific Truck School: Going the Extra Mile for P2E Participants

Mother Lode Job Training (MLJT), utilizing the Prison 2 Employment (P2E) grant, has developed a deep partnership with Western Pacific Truck School (WPTS). The partnership has been hard at work helping our previously incarcerated population get back on their feet by getting them back on the road. 

Historically, the trucking industry has proven themselves to be more focused on where you will go rather than how you got there. They are very open to a variety of backgrounds and make the ideal partner for our P2E program. Western Pacific Truck School not only goes above and beyond by assisting with proper placement for each student, but they also do reverse referrals and send prospective students to Mother Lode Job Training for enrollment as a participant where we can pay for your training. Our most recent success stories owe a lot to WPTS’s new management and innovation during the current Covid-19 crisis.

When MLJT Job Developer, Lauren Griffith, approached Western Pacific Truck School for help getting three new P2E enrollees back to work during the pandemic, WPTS did not miss a beat. Even though most training companies were shut down due to Covid-19, Western Pacific Truck School’s new management team welcomed the recruits with open arms and a brand-new training format. They quickly adapted the new social distancing sanitization rules into their training program and got to work. Not only did our P2E enrollees pass their training with flying colors, but WPTS assisted in finding each graduate self-sufficient employment within days of completing their training and receiving their Class A licenses. Talk about going the extra mile!



MLJT Spotlight Employer: Native Solutions

Native Solutions is a family visitation center opening soon in Mariposa, CA.


Our Mission

“To provide a safe, neutral and professional environment to allow children to maintain an ongoing relationship with both parents.” Too often domestic issues are lumped into a “one size fits all approach”, but in truth every family situation is culturally different. We personalize your time and visit to best fit your family’s culture.



Services Offered:

  • Supervised Visits 

  • Safe Exchanges

  • Virtual/Phone Visitation 

  • Drug Screenings

  • Provided Court Documentation

  • Certified Facilitator

  • Classes: Native American Circle Groups, Batters Intervention Program, Men’s Classes, Women’s Classes, Native American Cultural Classes, Triple P Parenting Program


Supervised Visitation

Native Solutions family visitation center provides supervised visitation services in Mariposa and Madera County for non-custodial parents and their children when there is an indication or allegation of domestic violence, child abuse, substance and or alcohol abuse, or threats of abduction. This program provides a safe, neutral environment where noncustodial parents and children can visit together. Professional Supervised Providers monitor these family visits. The Supervised Visitation Program also offers staggered arrival times. The program ensures that Court mandates are followed and that the risk of harassment or harm to children and custodial parents is minimized. Our staff and child-friendly spaces offer a comfortable environment for positive interaction. What is a supervised visit? Supervised visits are monitored by a professional neutral third-party who has been highly trained and skilled in compliance with the State of California requirements. The visit supervisor is present at all times of the visit while documenting the interactions between the family - no personal opinions or conclusions of the provider.