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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!

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 lfinancial 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 lfinancial 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 Intenrship 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 Intenrship 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.

Regional   10-09-2020

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!

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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EVENTS / WORKSHOPS / TOURS

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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!

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


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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