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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!

  03-05-2021

If you are a high school student enrolled in a Jefferson County High School and are 15 years or older, you can apply for the Peer Tutor positions in the Community Learning After-School Program at the Warm Springs location.  Peer Tutors will have the opportunity to work alongside teachers, and tutor and mentor students in K-8th grades.  Check out the full internship posting on the INTERNSHIP tab and let your Jefferson County Internship Coordinator, Debbie Taylor, know you'd like to apply for this position.  

If you are a high school student enrolled in a Jefferson County High School and are 15 years or older, you can apply for the Peer Tutor positions in the Community Learning After-School Program at the Warm Springs location.  Peer Tutors will have the opportunity to work alongside teachers, and tutor and mentor students in K-8th grades.  Check out the full internship posting on the INTERNSHIP tab and let your Jefferson County Internship Coordinator, Debbie Taylor, know you'd like to apply for this position.  

Jefferson County   03-05-2021

Thompson Pump and Irrigation in Madras is looking for FOUR Interns to be their Maintenance and Installation of Irrigation Systems employee.  You'll be able to work alongside a technician doing a variety of installations and repairs of irrigation lines.  This position has the potential to become a career, beyond a temporary position.  Check out the full internship listing on our INTERNSHIP tab and let your local Internship Coordinator know you'd like to apply!

Thompson Pump and Irrigation in Madras is looking for FOUR Interns to be their Maintenance and Installation of Irrigation Systems employee.  You'll be able to work alongside a technician doing a variety of installations and repairs of irrigation lines.  This position has the potential to become a career, beyond a temporary position.  Check out the full internship listing on our INTERNSHIP tab and let your local Internship Coordinator know you'd like to apply!

  03-04-2021

Lance Borgers is starting his new internship at CiES, Inc. in Bend.  Lance is a Senior at Bend HS and will be attending Cornell University to study Mechanical Engineering.  The internship at CiES, Inc will have Lance learning the aspects of designing aircraft components, updating drawing and drawing packages for utilization by the FAA, internal and subcontractors, prelim stress analysis utilizing Autocad Inventor, and writing test procedures, taking test data.  What a great opportunity!

Lance Borgers is starting his new internship at CiES, Inc. in Bend.  Lance is a Senior at Bend HS and will be attending Cornell University to study Mechanical Engineering.  The internship at CiES, Inc will have Lance learning the aspects of designing aircraft components, updating drawing and drawing packages for utilization by the FAA, internal and subcontractors, prelim stress analysis utilizing Autocad Inventor, and writing test procedures, taking test data.  What a great opportunity!

Bend   03-04-2021

Collective Pallet is offering a great opportunity at their facility for students 16 years and older.  This internship position will provide training in the order fulfillment process of picking and packing shipments, how to choose the right packaging material for a shipment, how dimensions and weight affect shipping rates, best practices in keeping the warehouse clean and organized, how to receive incoming stock and track inventory, as well as greeting Members, assisting Members and answering questions.  See further details in our INTERNSHIP section.

Collective Pallet is offering a great opportunity at their facility for students 16 years and older.  This internship position will provide training in the order fulfillment process of picking and packing shipments, how to choose the right packaging material for a shipment, how dimensions and weight affect shipping rates, best practices in keeping the warehouse clean and organized, how to receive incoming stock and track inventory, as well as greeting Members, assisting Members and answering questions.  See further details in our INTERNSHIP section.

Bend   03-04-2021

Prestige Hardwood Flooring in Bend is offering a great new internship opportunity for students interested in the construction and flooring industries.  This paid opportunity allows the student to actively participate in the planning, preparation, and installation process of hardwood flooring.  If you are 18 years or older please see further details in our INTERNSHIP section and connect with your local Internship Coordinator today.

Prestige Hardwood Flooring in Bend is offering a great new internship opportunity for students interested in the construction and flooring industries.  This paid opportunity allows the student to actively participate in the planning, preparation, and installation process of hardwood flooring.  If you are 18 years or older please see further details in our INTERNSHIP section and connect with your local Internship Coordinator today.

Redmond   03-01-2021

Congratulations to Stephanie Ortiz who landed a position with Mia's Sprouts Early Childhood Development Center. Stephanie is a Junior at Ridgeview High School and will be working with and assisting our young kids of today. Congratulations Stephanie!!!

Congratulations to Stephanie Ortiz who landed a position with Mia's Sprouts Early Childhood Development Center. Stephanie is a Junior at Ridgeview High School and will be working with and assisting our young kids of today. Congratulations Stephanie!!!

Jefferson County   02-11-2021

The Intern at Griffin Seed International in Metolius will have a true hands-on opportunity to experience all the inner workings of a small international business.  As an Office Assistant, the intern will assist co-workers with filing, typing, answering phones, creating and maintaining spreadsheads and documents, in-house weekly cleaning, labeling products, use graphic arts programs to create product information and problem solve through daily activities.  If you are interested in being an assistant at this great business, check out the full Internship description on our INTERNSHIPS tab and contact your Internship Coordinator to apply!

The Intern at Griffin Seed International in Metolius will have a true hands-on opportunity to experience all the inner workings of a small international business.  As an Office Assistant, the intern will assist co-workers with filing, typing, answering phones, creating and maintaining spreadsheads and documents, in-house weekly cleaning, labeling products, use graphic arts programs to create product information and problem solve through daily activities.  If you are interested in being an assistant at this great business, check out the full Internship description on our INTERNSHIPS tab and contact your Internship Coordinator to apply!

Jefferson County   02-11-2021

The Jefferson County Public Health Department is hiring an Administrative Assistant/Front Desk/Community Health Worker Intern.  This multi-faceted position serves as the front line in Public Health.  The Intern will be the initial point of contact for calls, walk-ins and appointments and reflect the values of service and dedication to the local community.  Click on the tab INTERNSHIPS to see the full internship description and contact your local Internship Coordinator today!

The Jefferson County Public Health Department is hiring an Administrative Assistant/Front Desk/Community Health Worker Intern.  This multi-faceted position serves as the front line in Public Health.  The Intern will be the initial point of contact for calls, walk-ins and appointments and reflect the values of service and dedication to the local community.  Click on the tab INTERNSHIPS to see the full internship description and contact your local Internship Coordinator today!

Redmond   02-10-2021

Do you have a passion for putting together quality productions for live events?  Highland Baptist Church is looking for an Intern that can learn skills that involve stage set-up, handling equipment, soundboard operation, and other technical aspects that go into music production.  If you want to learn more about this opportunity see the full description in our Internship section.

Do you have a passion for putting together quality productions for live events?  Highland Baptist Church is looking for an Intern that can learn skills that involve stage set-up, handling equipment, soundboard operation, and other technical aspects that go into music production.  If you want to learn more about this opportunity see the full description in our Internship section.

Bend   02-10-2021

Mazama Media is offering a great internship for Computer Science students.  This opportunity allows the student to get into the thick of it and work directly with the development team.  The intern will be able to apply skills learned in school by doing; research on third-party API’s and software to improve operations, implement third-party APIs, keep CI and build pipelines using Azure Services, assist the team with developing solutions for clients, and gathering data, and work well in an open, collaborative team environment.  If you are interested in this opportunity go to the Internship listing for more details.

Mazama Media is offering a great internship for Computer Science students.  This opportunity allows the student to get into the thick of it and work directly with the development team.  The intern will be able to apply skills learned in school by doing; research on third-party API’s and software to improve operations, implement third-party APIs, keep CI and build pipelines using Azure Services, assist the team with developing solutions for clients, and gathering data, and work well in an open, collaborative team environment.  If you are interested in this opportunity go to the Internship listing for more details.

Bend   02-10-2021
Mazama Media is offering a terrific internship for students that are interested in learning the world of social media and marketing.  The Intern will learn and participate in multiple areas of account management.  This will include assisting with Facebook Ads Manager creating FB ads, the design and development of creative assets for digital marketing purposes, the creation of sales and marketing collateral, and with the support of the Creative Strategist and Graphic Designer with daily tasks.  If you are interested in this opportunity go to the Internship listing for more details.
Mazama Media is offering a terrific internship for students that are interested in learning the world of social media and marketing.  The Intern will learn and participate in multiple areas of account management.  This will include assisting with Facebook Ads Manager creating FB ads, the design and development of creative assets for digital marketing purposes, the creation of sales and marketing collateral, and with the support of the Creative Strategist and Graphic Designer with daily tasks.  If you are interested in this opportunity go to the Internship listing for more details.
Bend   02-01-2021

Interested in learning more about real state?  Oregon Lifestyle Property Group - Keller Williams Realty is offering opportunities to work in a real estate office and learn from experienced professionals.  It is a busy time in this market and that presents great opportunities!  If you want to learn more about this opportunity see the full description in our Internship section.

Interested in learning more about real state?  Oregon Lifestyle Property Group - Keller Williams Realty is offering opportunities to work in a real estate office and learn from experienced professionals.  It is a busy time in this market and that presents great opportunities!  If you want to learn more about this opportunity see the full description in our Internship section.

Bend   02-01-2021

Do you like video production and want to learn from a local production studio?  Wahoo Films is offering a new internship that might be able to help you out.  This opportunity offers you the ability to learn in a great environment in the areas of video production that you are most interested in.  Does this sound interesting?  Check out the details in our internship section.

Do you like video production and want to learn from a local production studio?  Wahoo Films is offering a new internship that might be able to help you out.  This opportunity offers you the ability to learn in a great environment in the areas of video production that you are most interested in.  Does this sound interesting?  Check out the details in our internship section.

Bend   02-01-2021

Spectrum Building and Restoration is offering a new internship!  Students interested in construction and building and want to learn next to the pros, come check out this opportunity.  Learn how the building and restoration industry works and gain valuable work experience!  For more details, see the information about this great opportunity in our internship section.

Spectrum Building and Restoration is offering a new internship!  Students interested in construction and building and want to learn next to the pros, come check out this opportunity.  Learn how the building and restoration industry works and gain valuable work experience!  For more details, see the information about this great opportunity in our internship section.

Bend   02-01-2021

Internship Opportunity - The Source Weekly is providing a great new internship for journalism enthusiasts.  With this internship every day is different, but you can expect to do both job shadowing (following reporters, editors and designers as they do their work) as well as working on calendareditorial or design tasks under the supervision of our editor.  Are you interested in learning more about the field of journalism?  Then please check out the full detailed posting in our Internship section.  

Internship Opportunity - The Source Weekly is providing a great new internship for journalism enthusiasts.  With this internship every day is different, but you can expect to do both job shadowing (following reporters, editors and designers as they do their work) as well as working on calendareditorial or design tasks under the supervision of our editor.  Are you interested in learning more about the field of journalism?  Then please check out the full detailed posting in our Internship section.  

EXPERIENCE!

Students

  • What career path are you interested in?
  • Are you looking for an opportunity to gain “real-world” work experience?
  • Check out what some Central Oregon students are doing
  • Find available Internships
  • Schedule a meeting with your regional Internship Coordinator today!
  • What career path are you interested in?
  • Are you looking for an opportunity to gain “real-world” work experience?
  • Check out what some Central Oregon students are doing
  • Find available Internships
  • Schedule a meeting with your regional Internship Coordinator today!
  
  
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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


Youth CareerConnect is an initiative of Better Together, working to advance the collective impact of educators, businesses, governments, and youth development organizations.

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