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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   02-03-2023

Redmond Area Park and Recreation District is looking to host an intern in their park maintenance department. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, select the "Internship" tab and look for the Seasonal Park Maintenance Technician position. Contact your local Youth CareerConnect Internship Coordinator to apply today! 

Redmond Area Park and Recreation District is looking to host an intern in their park maintenance department. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, select the "Internship" tab and look for the Seasonal Park Maintenance Technician position. Contact your local Youth CareerConnect Internship Coordinator to apply today! 

Redmond   01-20-2023
Youth CareerConnect is partnering with the Redmond Senior Center for the second year to offer technical support to older adults. Funded by Meta, the Tech Zoomers internship pairs Ridgeview High School students with senior citizens to learn the ins and outs of modern-day technology. If you are a RVHS student interested in applying for the April-May session, contact your Internship Coordinator!
Youth CareerConnect is partnering with the Redmond Senior Center for the second year to offer technical support to older adults. Funded by Meta, the Tech Zoomers internship pairs Ridgeview High School students with senior citizens to learn the ins and outs of modern-day technology. If you are a RVHS student interested in applying for the April-May session, contact your Internship Coordinator!
Redmond   01-13-2023

Redmond High School Junior, Chloe, has always enjoyed working with her hands. She was looking for an internship that would ease her into the manufacturing world and help build her resume. Chloe is now interning as the Assistant Shipping Clerk at the De Leone Corporation. In this role, Chloe is learning how to pack and ship orders and what it takes to work in a high-production manufacturing facility. Way to go Chloe! 

Redmond High School Junior, Chloe, has always enjoyed working with her hands. She was looking for an internship that would ease her into the manufacturing world and help build her resume. Chloe is now interning as the Assistant Shipping Clerk at the De Leone Corporation. In this role, Chloe is learning how to pack and ship orders and what it takes to work in a high-production manufacturing facility. Way to go Chloe! 

Bend   01-11-2023

Yarrow Media Agency is offering two great opportunities for students interested in Marketing and Creative efforts. The first is for copywriting where you could be writing for social media, webpage content and marketing materials. The second opportunity is focused on Graphics Design.  If you have taken some classes in this area, then check out the posting in our INTERNSHIP section and contact your local Youth CareerConnect Internship Coordinator.

Yarrow Media Agency is offering two great opportunities for students interested in Marketing and Creative efforts. The first is for copywriting where you could be writing for social media, webpage content and marketing materials. The second opportunity is focused on Graphics Design.  If you have taken some classes in this area, then check out the posting in our INTERNSHIP section and contact your local Youth CareerConnect Internship Coordinator.

Bend   01-10-2023

Liam Schmitt has just started his new internship at Farewell Media. Farewell Media is Bend's leading web design agency specializing in responsive small business websites, search engine optimization, and web hosting. Liam loves the work and helps develop websites and social media. Liam has taken advantage of the Youth CareerConnect program prior to joining Farewell Media by having 3 other internships. Congratulations, Liam!

Liam Schmitt has just started his new internship at Farewell Media. Farewell Media is Bend's leading web design agency specializing in responsive small business websites, search engine optimization, and web hosting. Liam loves the work and helps develop websites and social media. Liam has taken advantage of the Youth CareerConnect program prior to joining Farewell Media by having 3 other internships. Congratulations, Liam!

Redmond   01-09-2023

"Girl's Who Code" club member, Layla, recognized the importance of building her tech resume while still in school, so she decided to find a web-based internship. After working with her Youth CareerConnect Internship Coordinator, Layla is now the newest addition to the Redmond Economic Development (REDI) team. In this new role, Layla will be conducting research, reviewing the REDI website, and updating the graphic content. Way to go Layla! 

"Girl's Who Code" club member, Layla, recognized the importance of building her tech resume while still in school, so she decided to find a web-based internship. After working with her Youth CareerConnect Internship Coordinator, Layla is now the newest addition to the Redmond Economic Development (REDI) team. In this new role, Layla will be conducting research, reviewing the REDI website, and updating the graphic content. Way to go Layla! 

Bend   01-08-2023

Peak Euro a local specialized automotive repair business has just brought on a new intern, Jack!  Jack is a Senior at Bend Tech Academy and really enjoys working on and repairing all types of vehicles.  Peak Euro is a great fit for Jack where he will be able to learn from industry experts!  Congratulations, Jack, and thank you Peak Euro for providing such a great opportunity!

Peak Euro a local specialized automotive repair business has just brought on a new intern, Jack!  Jack is a Senior at Bend Tech Academy and really enjoys working on and repairing all types of vehicles.  Peak Euro is a great fit for Jack where he will be able to learn from industry experts!  Congratulations, Jack, and thank you Peak Euro for providing such a great opportunity!

Bend   01-07-2023

Are you looking for an opportunity in Real Estate?  Bend Relo is offering an opportunity that you might be interested in. They are offering an internship that will focus on learning the Real Estate industry and helping develop their growing video library of the housing market inventory. If you would like to learn more about this great paid opportunity, check out the posting in our INTERNSHIP section and contact your local Internship Coordinator.

Are you looking for an opportunity in Real Estate?  Bend Relo is offering an opportunity that you might be interested in. They are offering an internship that will focus on learning the Real Estate industry and helping develop their growing video library of the housing market inventory. If you would like to learn more about this great paid opportunity, check out the posting in our INTERNSHIP section and contact your local Internship Coordinator.

Redmond   01-06-2023

Therapeutic Associates Redmond Physical Therapy is looking for a motivated student to intern as a Physical Therapy Aide. This opportunity is an excellent internship for students interested in learning more about healthcare and working in a clinical setting! 

Therapeutic Associates Redmond Physical Therapy is looking for a motivated student to intern as a Physical Therapy Aide. This opportunity is an excellent internship for students interested in learning more about healthcare and working in a clinical setting! 

Jefferson County   01-06-2023

Kids Club of Jefferson County is hiring interns for its program.  If you've got time from 2:15-5:00 pm and enjoy working with kids, then check out the details on the INTERNSHIP tab and let your local Internship Coordinator know you'd like to apply for the position.

Kids Club of Jefferson County is hiring interns for its program.  If you've got time from 2:15-5:00 pm and enjoy working with kids, then check out the details on the INTERNSHIP tab and let your local Internship Coordinator know you'd like to apply for the position.

Jefferson County   01-06-2023

If you are looking to begin a career in construction, New Creation Tiny Homes is looking for an intern 18 or older. This position is the perfect way to gain hands-on experience in the field of construction. For more information visit the Internship tab and look for the Entry Level Construction internship position and connect with your Internship Coordinator to apply.

If you are looking to begin a career in construction, New Creation Tiny Homes is looking for an intern 18 or older. This position is the perfect way to gain hands-on experience in the field of construction. For more information visit the Internship tab and look for the Entry Level Construction internship position and connect with your Internship Coordinator to apply.

Regional   01-06-2023

The second largest employer in Central Oregon, Bright Wood, is hiring for multiple positions in their Madras and Redmond locations.  As an intern at Bright Wood, you could have the opportunity to learn about the manufacturing of wood products in a number of different roles.  Check out the INTERNSHIP tab for a complete list of internship opportunities available to you today!

The second largest employer in Central Oregon, Bright Wood, is hiring for multiple positions in their Madras and Redmond locations.  As an intern at Bright Wood, you could have the opportunity to learn about the manufacturing of wood products in a number of different roles.  Check out the INTERNSHIP tab for a complete list of internship opportunities available to you today!

Jefferson County   01-06-2023

YouthLine of Central Oregon is offering a great opportunity for students to be Peer Support Specialists.  This paid internship role is located in Warm Springs and open to any Jefferson County student looking for an opportunity to support their peers in crisis.  Check out the full details on the INTERNSHIP tab and let your local Internship Coordinator know you'd like to apply today!

YouthLine of Central Oregon is offering a great opportunity for students to be Peer Support Specialists.  This paid internship role is located in Warm Springs and open to any Jefferson County student looking for an opportunity to support their peers in crisis.  Check out the full details on the INTERNSHIP tab and let your local Internship Coordinator know you'd like to apply today!

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!
  
  
KEEPING UP TO DATE

FACEBOOK & INTERNS AROUND CENTRAL OREGON

FACEBOOK

Isaiah @ Redmond Senior Center
Jackie @ Step and Spine
Elonzo @ Built 4 U Woodworking
Skilled Trades Fair
Kayleen @ Highland Veterinary Hospital
Milan @ WK Studios
Kole @ Baer Electronics
Micaela @ The Cove Corner Store
Jack @ Peak Euro
Roman @ Fuel Safe Systems
Lance @ CIES Inc
Connor @ Sunriver Chamber
Venecia @ Heart of Oregon Thrift Store
Students @ Skilled Trades Fair 2022
Celeste @ Jefferson County Public Health
Ethan @ Wahoo Films
Aurora @ Madras Sanitary Service
Julie @ Redmond Senior Center
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!

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.”
Cove Corner Store

We recently completed our second season with Youth CareerConnect and it's had an extremely positive impact on our business.  The employees referred to us have been pre-screened to match our needs, and those we hired have all been excellent representatives for our business.  It's been a pleasure to see these new members of our future workforce blossom into confident energetic reliable employees.  

Jim Cyr, Owner
Jefferson County Library District

The Jefferson County Library's 2022 Summer Reading program had plenty of interns! Each intern brought a unique skill and experience that supported our staff. Our program flourished with their assistance. We look forward to continuing to support and work with the youth of Jefferson County! Thank you, Youth CareerConnect for an amazing partnership.

Laura Jones, Assistant Director
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
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
KinderCare Education LLC- Champions - Redmond
Angel and Jillian [YCC interns] are amazing and we all feel so lucky to have them on the team. They have been such a great addition! I can't tell you how grateful I am for our partnership!
Melissa Wild-Lohnes - Area Manager
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. Mia was able to provide artwork and marketing materials that saved our organization time and effort and was also able to build on her own professional portfolio."

Angie Mason-Smith, Executive Director
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
Highland Veterinary Hospital

I cannot even tell you how happy we are with (our intern) Kayleen! She is amazing - she has a great attitude, nothing falls outside of her "job description," she just jumps in to help, and ALWAYS has a smile on her face. I am so very impressed with this young lady.

Andrea White - Receptionist
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
Heart Of Oregon Corps - Bend

We had such a great experience working with Youth Career Connect to find the perfect fit for our internship position. Larry matched us with a fantastic individual who was able to help us complete TWO major projects! These projects will continue to benefit our organization, serving as great resources to engage with the community and our donors.

Leanna Williams - Heart Of Oregon Corps
Madras Aquatic Center Recreation District

The aquatics profession is experiencing a national lifeguard shortage, but with the help of Youth CareerConnect, the MACRD has been able to hire swim instructors who turn into lifeguards when they reach 15 years old.  In addition, with a small management team, it has been a lifesaver to have Debbie walk with us through the recruitment, hiring, and training processes – we couldn’t be happier with the partnership, and the caliber of staff we have found through this program.

Courtney Snead, Executive Director


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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