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Improving The Readiness and Employability of Central Oregon's Future Workforce!

Youth CareerConnect (YCC) is a regional initiative that provides Internship opportunities for high school and college age students. Through these opportunities, local employers provide “real-world” work experience for students. YCC has simplified the process for industry education by connecting Central Oregon students to relevant career opportunities through local Internships. Youth CareerConnect aims to achieve a “work-ready” labor force through successful placements of young adults in Internships. Whether you are a student looking to explore a potential career or an employer wanting to help grow our emerging workforce, YCC can help! Schedule a meeting and connect with your regional Internship Coordinator Today!
Youth CareerConnect (YCC) is a regional initiative that provides Internship opportunities for high school and college age students. Through these opportunities, local employers provide “real-world” work experience for students. YCC has simplified the process for industry education by connecting Central Oregon students to relevant career opportunities through local Internships. Youth CareerConnect aims to achieve a “work-ready” labor force through successful placements of young adults in Internships. Whether you are a student looking to explore a potential career or an employer wanting to help grow our emerging workforce, YCC can help! Schedule a meeting and connect with your regional Internship Coordinator Today!
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NEWS IN OUR AREA!

NEWS IN OUR AREA!

Redmond   12-17-2020

Here's an opportunity to work for Sunwest Builders! The company is looking for a student who is 18 years or older, to fill this paid position. The lucky student will work as a general laborer and carpenter's assistant. He or She will be attending safety meetings, assisting with job site cleanup and learning beginning carpenter skills as the opportunities arise.  For further information and full details about this position, click on the INTERNSHIPS TAB above. To schedule a meeting, please go tour HOME page and sign-up today!

Here's an opportunity to work for Sunwest Builders! The company is looking for a student who is 18 years or older, to fill this paid position. The lucky student will work as a general laborer and carpenter's assistant. He or She will be attending safety meetings, assisting with job site cleanup and learning beginning carpenter skills as the opportunities arise.  For further information and full details about this position, click on the INTERNSHIPS TAB above. To schedule a meeting, please go tour HOME page and sign-up today!

Redmond   12-14-2020

Congratulations to Blake Freres who landed a position with Mia's Sprouts Early Childhood Development Center. Blake is a sophomore at Ridgeview High School and will be working with and assisitng our young kids of today. Congratulations Blake!!!

Congratulations to Blake Freres who landed a position with Mia's Sprouts Early Childhood Development Center. Blake is a sophomore at Ridgeview High School and will be working with and assisitng our young kids of today. Congratulations Blake!!!

  12-09-2020

Camp Tamarack is hiring a Program and Teaching Intern!  This paid position is for a student who is 17 and older and provides opportunities to work with elementary and middle school age students in a virtual setting.  The Intern will be primarily responsible for outreach and recruiting high school Student leaders who will assist in their virtual classroom activities.  Also, the intern will work directly with the Camp Director and Assistant Director to develop, test and teach virtual activities for their Winter Wellness program and spring Outdoor School.  Check out the full job description on the Internships Tab on our website and contact your local Internship Coordinator today!  This position could start the first week in January 2021

Camp Tamarack is hiring a Program and Teaching Intern!  This paid position is for a student who is 17 and older and provides opportunities to work with elementary and middle school age students in a virtual setting.  The Intern will be primarily responsible for outreach and recruiting high school Student leaders who will assist in their virtual classroom activities.  Also, the intern will work directly with the Camp Director and Assistant Director to develop, test and teach virtual activities for their Winter Wellness program and spring Outdoor School.  Check out the full job description on the Internships Tab on our website and contact your local Internship Coordinator today!  This position could start the first week in January 2021

Bend   12-03-2020

Undergraduate - Graduate Level Students wanting to pursue a career in the Health Industry check out the internship with Central Oregon Health Council.  The Health Intern will be responsible for one large project that will be completed by the end of the internship. The COHC staff will work with the Health Intern to select a project that benefits the COHC and benefits the Intern. Large projects may include: researching city, county, and state legislative processes around public health topics, reviewing specific strategic/policy initiatives and emerging/best practices relating to community/population health, and sharing this learned knowledge with engaged COHC volunteers.  For further information see full description in the Internships section.

Undergraduate - Graduate Level Students wanting to pursue a career in the Health Industry check out the internship with Central Oregon Health Council.  The Health Intern will be responsible for one large project that will be completed by the end of the internship. The COHC staff will work with the Health Intern to select a project that benefits the COHC and benefits the Intern. Large projects may include: researching city, county, and state legislative processes around public health topics, reviewing specific strategic/policy initiatives and emerging/best practices relating to community/population health, and sharing this learned knowledge with engaged COHC volunteers.  For further information see full description in the Internships section.

Bend   12-03-2020

Marketing Students!  Every Idea Marketing in Bend is offering a great new internship.  This paid opportunity can be the right fit for students 16 years old and up with an interest in learning how a marketing firm operates.  For more information regarding this opportunity see the details in the Internship section. 

Marketing Students!  Every Idea Marketing in Bend is offering a great new internship.  This paid opportunity can be the right fit for students 16 years old and up with an interest in learning how a marketing firm operates.  For more information regarding this opportunity see the details in the Internship section. 

Bend   12-01-2020

Keegan Naegili from Ridgeview HS landed a great internship at WK Studios in Bend. Keegan will be working in video production and learning how this type of work is performed in this fast paced industry.  Nice job Keegan and congratulations!    

Keegan Naegili from Ridgeview HS landed a great internship at WK Studios in Bend. Keegan will be working in video production and learning how this type of work is performed in this fast paced industry.  Nice job Keegan and congratulations!    

Bend   12-01-2020

Students interested in learning more about marketing check out the Internship post from Steve Bennett Builders.  This unique opportunity allows you to learn about the construction industry from a marketing perspective.  Go the the Internship section for more details!

Students interested in learning more about marketing check out the Internship post from Steve Bennett Builders.  This unique opportunity allows you to learn about the construction industry from a marketing perspective.  Go the the Internship section for more details!

Bend   11-30-2020

Connor Gordon landed new internship at Baseball BBQas a graphic design intern.  Connor will be working on projects that helps to enhance this local company's brand name.  Nice job Connor and best of luck!

Connor Gordon landed new internship at Baseball BBQas a graphic design intern.  Connor will be working on projects that helps to enhance this local company's brand name.  Nice job Connor and best of luck!

Jefferson County   11-30-2020

The City of Culver is looking to hire a part-time Office Clerk Intern!  This is a great opportunity to perform a variety of office duties independently as well as under the direction of a supervisor.  Learn how to maintain accounts receivable, accept payments, transcribe meeting minutes and respond to questions from the community.  This paid internship is offered to students who have completed high school and are age 18 or older.  Check out our Internships section for more information.

The City of Culver is looking to hire a part-time Office Clerk Intern!  This is a great opportunity to perform a variety of office duties independently as well as under the direction of a supervisor.  Learn how to maintain accounts receivable, accept payments, transcribe meeting minutes and respond to questions from the community.  This paid internship is offered to students who have completed high school and are age 18 or older.  Check out our Internships section for more information.

Bend   11-30-2020

New Internship from Global Distribution Strategies!  For students that want to learn about product distribution, marketing and social media this might be an opportunity to look into.  This paid opportunity is primarily virtual/remote where you will receive guidance and learning opportunity directly from the company owner.  For more information check out the posting in Internships section.  

New Internship from Global Distribution Strategies!  For students that want to learn about product distribution, marketing and social media this might be an opportunity to look into.  This paid opportunity is primarily virtual/remote where you will receive guidance and learning opportunity directly from the company owner.  For more information check out the posting in Internships section.  

Bend   11-29-2020

Congratulations to Harper Smith for landing a great internship at Baseball BBQ!  Harper will be working on graphics design projects which is exactly what she likes to do and is preparing to continue her education in pursuit of  a career in the Graphics Design industry.  

Congratulations to Harper Smith for landing a great internship at Baseball BBQ!  Harper will be working on graphics design projects which is exactly what she likes to do and is preparing to continue her education in pursuit of  a career in the Graphics Design industry.  

Bend   11-29-2020

Students interesting in learning about marketing while helping out a great organization should check out the internship opportunity at Visting Angels.  Visiting Angels is willing to host an student intern who will help out in the marketing efforts to help promote the organization.  This effort is an unpaid internship for students 16 years and older.  If you want to help a great cause and learn some great marketing skills check out the opportunity in the Internships section.  

Students interesting in learning about marketing while helping out a great organization should check out the internship opportunity at Visting Angels.  Visiting Angels is willing to host an student intern who will help out in the marketing efforts to help promote the organization.  This effort is an unpaid internship for students 16 years and older.  If you want to help a great cause and learn some great marketing skills check out the opportunity in the Internships section.  

Bend   11-28-2020

Stroke Awareness is offering a great internship to help spread the word about stroke awareness.  This opportunity will provide learning experiences about stroke, nonprofit work and community service.  Intern will also be guided in public relations, record maintenance, and organization skills.  The intern in the this position will be responsible for the distribution, tracking, maintaining and ordering F.A.S.T. postcards in Bend and Redmond. F.A.S.T. is the acronym to help identify the signs of stroke and obtain medical intervention.  F (face drooping) A (arm weakness) S (garbles speech) T (time to call 9-1-1) saves lives.  Stroke Awarness Oregon strives to make F.A.S.T a household safety word. 

Stroke Awareness is offering a great internship to help spread the word about stroke awareness.  This opportunity will provide learning experiences about stroke, nonprofit work and community service.  Intern will also be guided in public relations, record maintenance, and organization skills.  The intern in the this position will be responsible for the distribution, tracking, maintaining and ordering F.A.S.T. postcards in Bend and Redmond. F.A.S.T. is the acronym to help identify the signs of stroke and obtain medical intervention.  F (face drooping) A (arm weakness) S (garbles speech) T (time to call 9-1-1) saves lives.  Stroke Awarness Oregon strives to make F.A.S.T a household safety word. 

Regional   11-27-2020

STUDENTS!  You can now schedule a meeting with your local Internship Coordinator!  Go to the top of this page or Student section and click Schedule Meeting!

STUDENTS!  You can now schedule a meeting with your local Internship Coordinator!  Go to the top of this page or Student section and click Schedule Meeting!

Jefferson County   11-19-2020

Opal Day Spa in Madras is looking for an Intern who would like a hands-on internship to learn the salon industry.  The intern will learn basic business principals, customer service protocols and procedures, financial accounting, marketing and application of business rules and regulations, particularly regarding public health and safety.  This unpaid position is open to students age 16 and up.  Check out the listing on our Internship tab at the top.  

Opal Day Spa in Madras is looking for an Intern who would like a hands-on internship to learn the salon industry.  The intern will learn basic business principals, customer service protocols and procedures, financial accounting, marketing and application of business rules and regulations, particularly regarding public health and safety.  This unpaid position is open to students age 16 and up.  Check out the listing on our Internship tab at the top.  

Bend   11-17-2020

White Knuckles Studios is offering two different internships for local students!  If you are interested in Video Production or Marketing please check out the listings in the Internship Section.  These opportunities offer great introductions into the world of video production.  Learning from industry experts allows students to get a feel for how things work in an ever-changing fast-paced  industry! For more details check out the postings in the Internship section and set up a meeting with your local Intenrship Coordinator.

White Knuckles Studios is offering two different internships for local students!  If you are interested in Video Production or Marketing please check out the listings in the Internship Section.  These opportunities offer great introductions into the world of video production.  Learning from industry experts allows students to get a feel for how things work in an ever-changing fast-paced  industry! For more details check out the postings in the Internship section and set up a meeting with your local Intenrship Coordinator.

Bend   11-17-2020

Interested in finding how the Real Estate industry works? A local Real Estate investment firm is willing to host an intern and provide great insight on this industry.  You would be work with the company founder and financial expert in real estate.  For more details check out the posting in the Internship section and contact your local Internship Coordinator!

Interested in finding how the Real Estate industry works? A local Real Estate investment firm is willing to host an intern and provide great insight on this industry.  You would be work with the company founder and financial expert in real estate.  For more details check out the posting in the Internship section and contact your local Internship Coordinator!

Bend   11-17-2020

Students pursuing a career path in website building and development need to check out the newest Internship posting from Aplenglow Agency.  This for more advanced students at the college level.  For more information on the great opportunity to work with an industry professional check out the posting in the Internship section.  If interested please contact your local Internship Coordinator.

Students pursuing a career path in website building and development need to check out the newest Internship posting from Aplenglow Agency.  This for more advanced students at the college level.  For more information on the great opportunity to work with an industry professional check out the posting in the Internship section.  If interested please contact your local Internship Coordinator.

Bend   11-17-2020

Interested in a new Internship at Motion & Flow Control Distribution in Bend.  This a great new internship that just came for students to get experience working for a well-established company in Bend.  You will learn a great deal on how a distribution company operates.  This paid opportunity is flexible and will look great on your resume.  For full details check out the listing in the Internship section and if you are interested contact your local Internship Coordinator!

Interested in a new Internship at Motion & Flow Control Distribution in Bend.  This a great new internship that just came for students to get experience working for a well-established company in Bend.  You will learn a great deal on how a distribution company operates.  This paid opportunity is flexible and will look great on your resume.  For full details check out the listing in the Internship section and if you are interested contact your local Internship Coordinator!

Bend   11-17-2020

New Opportunity at Baseball BBQ - Students interested in Graphics Design should check out this opportunity.  Baseball BBQ is a great Central Oregon company focusing on providing unique cookware centered around the sport of baseball.  Baseball BBQ started one summer day when a broken grill-fork and a cracked bat came together to make the perfect, patented grilling tool. Our mission is to bring the big-league feel to every barbecue so that you can step up to the plate with confidence.  Check out the full description in the Internship section.  If you are interested please contact your local Internship Coordinator.

New Opportunity at Baseball BBQ - Students interested in Graphics Design should check out this opportunity.  Baseball BBQ is a great Central Oregon company focusing on providing unique cookware centered around the sport of baseball.  Baseball BBQ started one summer day when a broken grill-fork and a cracked bat came together to make the perfect, patented grilling tool. Our mission is to bring the big-league feel to every barbecue so that you can step up to the plate with confidence.  Check out the full description in the Internship section.  If you are interested please contact your local Internship Coordinator.

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BUSINESSES

Do you have a current project or business opportunity that your current staff can’t find time for? Have you thought about hosting an intern but are not sure where to start?

Youth CareerConnect can help you:
  • Find future employees
  • Test-drive local talent
  • Increase productivity
  • Increase employee-retention rate
  • Give back to the community
  • Support Central Oregon students
We can even help you host a Virtual Internship!

BUSINESSES

Do you have a current project or business opportunity that your current staff can’t find time for? Have you thought about hosting an intern but are not sure where to start?

Youth CareerConnect can help you:
  • Find future employees
  • Test-drive local talent
  • Increase productivity
  • Increase employee-retention rate
  • Give back to the community
  • Support Central Oregon students
We can even help you host a Virtual Internship!
SUPPORT!

What are people Saying!

Cove Electric, Inc.

The Jefferson County Internship program has been a pleasure to work with!  The experience was smooth and assistance was provided every step of the way!  We really enjoy helping students earn credits for school, while working on the job and learning valuable skills to carry forth in their careers.  If we ever have a need in the future, we will surely reach out to the internship program again!

Vanessa Nilles - Project Manager
Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO)

EDCO was a great place to intern! I enjoyed all the hands on work that I was asked to do while being an intern. All the events were great, because of the people and the environment. So much goes into all the events and it shows! The people at EDCO are very caring and wanted the interns to be successful and helped us to do so. It was a great place to work and I learned a lot and met a lot of new people! 

Kali Davis - Intern
H.A. McCoy Engineering & Surveying

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the intern Youth Career Connect recommended to us.

Larry was really able to match our needs with the most qualified candidate.

In fact, she has been such an asset to our company, that we’ve offered her a permanent position.”

City of Redmond

I am so grateful for the time I spent as an Intern in the Community Development Department at Redmond City Hall. Over the span of 6 months, though my main role was scanning building plans, I learned a great amount about city planning and policies, and made unforgettable connections. I can honestly say that from this experience I feel more prepared for what is to come when I enter the work force after college, no matter what career I end up in. Through Career Connect, I was given the opportunity to connect with my community, and take part in a learning experience I would not have been able to find in a classroom.

Emily Osborne - Intern
High Desert ESD
"The graphic design intern that was placed with the Central Oregon STEM Hub through Youth Career Connect was such an asset to our team. Having young fresh eyes work on our branding and storytelling of the work we do has helped in broadening the understanding of our STEM work in the community and state. Mia was able to provide artwork and marketing materials that saved our organization time and effort to do and was also able to build on her own professional portfolio for future employment."
Angie Mason-Smith, Executive Director, Central Oregon STEM Hub
East Cascade Works
"Natalie Overbay has been a part of the EC Works team since November 27, working to amplify our social media presence. Natalie comes to us from Redmond Proficiency Academy where she has learned valuable skills in marketing that she is certainly putting to good use at EC Works. We are delighted to have such a young professional working with us and certainly hope that we are providing Natalie with learning that will aid her in her future jobs and in life."
Jessica Fitzpatrick - Director of Programs


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