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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   05-05-2021

Bluefish Dental & Orthodontics is looking for an intern to be a Sterilization/Lab Tech. The intern will have the opportunity to learn lab processes, sterilization techniques, basic dental knowledge as well as assisting with the care of physical therapy patients. For more information about this paid internship, check out the INTERNSHIP section, and contact your local Internship Coordinator today!

Bluefish Dental & Orthodontics is looking for an intern to be a Sterilization/Lab Tech. The intern will have the opportunity to learn lab processes, sterilization techniques, basic dental knowledge as well as assisting with the care of physical therapy patients. For more information about this paid internship, check out the INTERNSHIP section, and contact your local Internship Coordinator today!

Redmond   04-28-2021

Aaron Park, a college Sophomore at Boise State University has landed a great internship at Stratos. Aaron will be working as their Draftsman learning different manufacturing processes while also being assigned a variety of tasks using SolidWorks, CAD, and Enterprise product data management software. What a great opportunity he has! Congratulation, Aaron!!

Aaron Park, a college Sophomore at Boise State University has landed a great internship at Stratos. Aaron will be working as their Draftsman learning different manufacturing processes while also being assigned a variety of tasks using SolidWorks, CAD, and Enterprise product data management software. What a great opportunity he has! Congratulation, Aaron!!

Jefferson County   04-26-2021

Madras Sanitary Service is looking for interns to be a Shop Helper and a Customer Service Representative at their office in Madras.  Interns will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of a sanitary service company through these two internships.  Look for more information on our INTERNSHIP tab and contact your local Internship Coordinator to apply!

Madras Sanitary Service is looking for interns to be a Shop Helper and a Customer Service Representative at their office in Madras.  Interns will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of a sanitary service company through these two internships.  Look for more information on our INTERNSHIP tab and contact your local Internship Coordinator to apply!

Jefferson County   04-26-2021

Green Drive Mercantile is seeking 8 interns for The Produce Stand locations in Terrebonne and Culver this summer.  If you're 15 years or older, enjoy working with people, and love our Central Oregon weather, then check out the internship details on the INTERNSHIP tab above and contact your local Internship Coordinator to apply!

Green Drive Mercantile is seeking 8 interns for The Produce Stand locations in Terrebonne and Culver this summer.  If you're 15 years or older, enjoy working with people, and love our Central Oregon weather, then check out the internship details on the INTERNSHIP tab above and contact your local Internship Coordinator to apply!

Redmond   04-22-2021

Foresight Learning Center is looking for two Preschool Teachers Aides, who are willing to work with children and help with their development.  These interns will assist teachers with daily activities, projects with kids, lesson plans, classroom management, and cleaning. The minimum age requirement for this paid position is 16 years old.  If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section, and contact your local Internship Coordinator today! 

Foresight Learning Center is looking for two Preschool Teachers Aides, who are willing to work with children and help with their development.  These interns will assist teachers with daily activities, projects with kids, lesson plans, classroom management, and cleaning. The minimum age requirement for this paid position is 16 years old.  If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section, and contact your local Internship Coordinator today! 

Redmond   04-22-2021

Composite Approach is looking for an Intern with or without fabrication experience. This intern would gain skills like fabricating, assembling, and cutting different materials such as sheet stock and fiberglass, to name a few. The minimum age for this paid internship is 18 years old. If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section, and contact your local Internship Coordinator today!

Composite Approach is looking for an Intern with or without fabrication experience. This intern would gain skills like fabricating, assembling, and cutting different materials such as sheet stock and fiberglass, to name a few. The minimum age for this paid internship is 18 years old. If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section, and contact your local Internship Coordinator today!

Redmond   04-13-2021

Algofy is looking to hire a Search Engine Optimization Intern. This intern will learn how to navigate social platforms, analyze platform performance, as well as, how to develop, optimize existing page content, and insert relevant links to the blog, and website. The minimum age for this paid internship is 18 years old.  If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section, and contact your local Internship Coordinator today! 

Algofy is looking to hire a Search Engine Optimization Intern. This intern will learn how to navigate social platforms, analyze platform performance, as well as, how to develop, optimize existing page content, and insert relevant links to the blog, and website. The minimum age for this paid internship is 18 years old.  If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section, and contact your local Internship Coordinator today! 

Redmond   04-13-2021

Stratos is looking for an intern with Solidworks experience, that could turn into a long-term Draftsman. The intern will learn different manufacturing processes, as well as, specifications of different materials, configuration controls, Solidworks drawing, and tolerancing. The minimum age for this paid internship is 18 years old. If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section, and contact your local Internship Coordinator today!

Stratos is looking for an intern with Solidworks experience, that could turn into a long-term Draftsman. The intern will learn different manufacturing processes, as well as, specifications of different materials, configuration controls, Solidworks drawing, and tolerancing. The minimum age for this paid internship is 18 years old. If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section, and contact your local Internship Coordinator today!

Bend   04-08-2021

Students interested in bookkeeping and accounting should definitely check out the new internship at Jules Accounting Services.  The intern will learn multiple aspects of bookkeeping from QuickBooks and data entry to accounts payable/receivable.  If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section for more details and connect with your local Internship Coordinator today.

Students interested in bookkeeping and accounting should definitely check out the new internship at Jules Accounting Services.  The intern will learn multiple aspects of bookkeeping from QuickBooks and data entry to accounts payable/receivable.  If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section for more details and connect with your local Internship Coordinator today.

Bend   04-08-2021

Camp Fire Central Oregon is offering an internship for their Tech Camps Program. This opportunity will focus on building youth development skills and learning effective leadership strategies.  Camp Fire strives to create an environment where each camper and staff member has a sense of belonging, opportunities to share passions, and a place to thrive. If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section for more details.

Camp Fire Central Oregon is offering an internship for their Tech Camps Program. This opportunity will focus on building youth development skills and learning effective leadership strategies.  Camp Fire strives to create an environment where each camper and staff member has a sense of belonging, opportunities to share passions, and a place to thrive. If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section for more details.

Bend   04-08-2021

Maddy Neal, a Senior at OSU Cascades has landed a great internship at Broken Top Candle Company!  Maddy will be working in their Marketing Department learning their products and helping to promote them in the marketplace. This unique company offers an array of home and personal care products including candles, linen sprays, lotions, soaps, sanitizers, diffusers, and perfumes. What a terrific opportunity!  Congratulations Maddy!

Maddy Neal, a Senior at OSU Cascades has landed a great internship at Broken Top Candle Company!  Maddy will be working in their Marketing Department learning their products and helping to promote them in the marketplace. This unique company offers an array of home and personal care products including candles, linen sprays, lotions, soaps, sanitizers, diffusers, and perfumes. What a terrific opportunity!  Congratulations Maddy!

Bend   04-07-2021

Roman Russell, a Senior at Baker Academy has just started his new internship at Wahoo Films!  Roman has a passion for film production and this opportunity will allow him to learn the finer details of what it takes to put together a film. Wahoo Films takes the viewer on a journey, one that educates and inspires them to take real action.  Sounds like a great internship! Good Luck Roman!

Roman Russell, a Senior at Baker Academy has just started his new internship at Wahoo Films!  Roman has a passion for film production and this opportunity will allow him to learn the finer details of what it takes to put together a film. Wahoo Films takes the viewer on a journey, one that educates and inspires them to take real action.  Sounds like a great internship! Good Luck Roman!

Bend   04-07-2021

Isa Hammons, a Junior at Redmond Proficiency Academy has a great new internship at The Source Weekly. While interning at The Source Weekly, Isa will be assigned a variety of projects that will enable her to learn the finer points and enhance her passion for writing The Source Weekly is a weekly newspaper based in Bend, Ore., covering news, art, music, events, outdoors and other issues of interest to readers. Good Luck and Congratulations Isa!

Isa Hammons, a Junior at Redmond Proficiency Academy has a great new internship at The Source Weekly. While interning at The Source Weekly, Isa will be assigned a variety of projects that will enable her to learn the finer points and enhance her passion for writing The Source Weekly is a weekly newspaper based in Bend, Ore., covering news, art, music, events, outdoors and other issues of interest to readers. Good Luck and Congratulations Isa!

Bend   04-07-2021

Commercial Powder Coating is eager to offer a great new internship for students interested in the manufacturing industry!  Do you want to learn in a fast-paced environment providing strategic support to production and operations?  The intern will also learn how to work with customers and develop skills in product support.  If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section for more details and contact your local Internship Coordinator.

Commercial Powder Coating is eager to offer a great new internship for students interested in the manufacturing industry!  Do you want to learn in a fast-paced environment providing strategic support to production and operations?  The intern will also learn how to work with customers and develop skills in product support.  If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section for more details and contact your local Internship Coordinator.

Bend   04-07-2021

Camp Fire Central Oregon is now offering, The SummerKids Junior Counselor (JC) Internship program which is designed to give teens practical work experience while learning dynamic leadership skills, practicing general responsibilities, and acting as role models for younger campers. If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section for more details and connect with your local Internship Coordinator today.

Camp Fire Central Oregon is now offering, The SummerKids Junior Counselor (JC) Internship program which is designed to give teens practical work experience while learning dynamic leadership skills, practicing general responsibilities, and acting as role models for younger campers. If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section for more details and connect with your local Internship Coordinator today.

Bend   04-06-2021

Tech Soft 3D is offering a great new internship in their People Experience Team! Are you a person who enjoys providing an excellent experience for employees? Are you a flexible, detail-oriented, multi-tasker who is committed to creative problem solving and getting things done? If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section for more details and connect with your local Internship Coordinator today.

Tech Soft 3D is offering a great new internship in their People Experience Team! Are you a person who enjoys providing an excellent experience for employees? Are you a flexible, detail-oriented, multi-tasker who is committed to creative problem solving and getting things done? If you are interested, check out the INTERNSHIP section for more details and connect with your local Internship Coordinator today.

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  • What career path are you interested in?
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OPPORTUNITY!

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. I can honestly say that from this experience I feel more prepared for what is to come when I enter the workforce 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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