Program connects high school and college students to local businesses
After connecting more than 100 high school and college students with internships last school year at businesses in Bend, Redmond and Madras, the Youth Career Connect program is expanding to Sisters and Prineville. Click below to see full article!!
Redmond School District’s tech interns reprogram, fix student laptops
District supervisor calls them ‘superstars’ for handling tech duties this summer. For further information click on the button below to view the full article.
August Chamber Newsletter Article
This is the August Madras Chamber Newsletter Article.
Redmond On The Job Training Comes To Redmond
Sam Stout, a junior energy systems engineering student at Oregon State University-Cascades, didn’t have to go far to find on-the-jobtraining. He is working as an intern at Composite Approach, a company that designs and builds composite aircraft, vehicles and other items near Redmond Municipal Airport. He said the company give him unique experience that he might not otherwise get. READ MORE.... Click on the link below!
Bend High School
My name is Mia Thompson and I’ve been accepted as an internship with the High Desert
ESD to assist using my skills in graphic design. One of my teachers informed me of this
opportunity. Instantly, I knew that this was something that I was extremely interested in. I was
very lucky to have the help of Larry Holeman in this whole applying process and it all went
smoothly. Up until now, I haven’t had a single job or internship experience, and as a senior in
highschool, I believe that it’s exceptionally important to get this kind of life experience under
your belt. As well as that, ever since a young age, I’ve always loved art, and just recently I finally
made the decision that I wanted to pursue that as my career. However, there are so many
different jobs involving art that I’ve been unable to completely decide on one specific field. With
this internship, I can explore one of my many possibilities in life and I’m very excited for it.
I’m Braden Alexander and I have been accepted to two different internships via the Youth Career Connect programs and Larry Holeman. My first internship was an incredibly rewarding experience at Impact Graphix & Signs. My duties consisted of designing signs, banners, stickers, etc and printing/cutting said designs shortly thereafter. I also took up various chores around the shop for clean-up, odd jobs, and client-related tasks. Overall, I learned a lot about graphic design during my time there and feel truly thankful that I was given the opportunity to work in a professional environment. Most recently, I received a position at Composite Approach, a local company that manufactures vehicles and parts out of carbon fiber and composite material. I am a Technology Specialist dealing with the creation, filming, editing, and uploading of employee training videos. My secondary duty pertains to the company’s Social Media outreach. This consists of videography, photography, and posting photos, clips, and little blurbs on both our Facebook and Instagram to enhance our Internet presence and keep our clients and customers updated on what goes on around the multiple shops we run. I have very much enjoyed both opportunities and am forever grateful for the professional experience and positions in the workforce I’ve acquired through Larry’s hard work and dedication to students.
Redmond Proficiency Academy
I am currently a student at Redmond Proficiency Academy and I am currently taking a class called Social Media & Marketing. A teacher informed me of an internship opportunity to help East Cascade Works with their social media. This position interested me because it allowed me to apply the skills that I am learning in school into the work force. I am looking forward to the future experience that I will gain and also the opportunities that I will have.
"Being an intern over the summer at Redmond Economic Development, Inc. was the best decision I ever made. I had the opportunity to learn what a job related to government may look like, specifically as it pertains to economic development. During my internship, everyone I worked with was extremely supportive; the educational aspect of the job was very much emphasized. However, that is not to say that I was not given opportunities to learn on my own. The balance of responsibility and assistance was the perfect combination that allowed me to explore a career that could come of my interest in political science. Looking ahead, I look forward to furthering my education and finding links between my love for both government and science."
Youth CareerConnect is an initiative of
working to advance the collective impact of educators, businesses, governments, and
youth development organizations.