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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   04-28-2022

Madras Sanitary Service is offering a great internship at their local facility as a Shop Helper Intern.  As an intern, you'll gain hands-on experience in the local sanitation and recycling industry that operates in the community.  Check out all the details on the Internship tab and connect with your local Internship Coordinator to apply!

Madras Sanitary Service is offering a great internship at their local facility as a Shop Helper Intern.  As an intern, you'll gain hands-on experience in the local sanitation and recycling industry that operates in the community.  Check out all the details on the Internship tab and connect with your local Internship Coordinator to apply!

Jefferson County   04-28-2022
Educating and helping kids within our community is now possible through two internship opportunities at The Children's Learning Center (TCLC).  You could intern as a Student Aide 1 or 2 and gain valuable hands-on experience with students and teachers in the Education field.  These paid internships begin at $13.25+ an hour and positions are limited so contact your Internship Coordinator today to apply!
Educating and helping kids within our community is now possible through two internship opportunities at The Children's Learning Center (TCLC).  You could intern as a Student Aide 1 or 2 and gain valuable hands-on experience with students and teachers in the Education field.  These paid internships begin at $13.25+ an hour and positions are limited so contact your Internship Coordinator today to apply!
Jefferson County   04-28-2022
The MACRD (Madras Aquatic Center Recreation District) is ready to certify you as a Lifeguard and hire you on as part of their crew!  The Spring Lifeguard Certification Class for potential new hires is happening April 30th - May 21st.  MACRD is hiring for lifeguards 1 & 2 after this course is complete so check out the full details under our Internship tab and let your Internship Coordinator know you'd like to apply!
The MACRD (Madras Aquatic Center Recreation District) is ready to certify you as a Lifeguard and hire you on as part of their crew!  The Spring Lifeguard Certification Class for potential new hires is happening April 30th - May 21st.  MACRD is hiring for lifeguards 1 & 2 after this course is complete so check out the full details under our Internship tab and let your Internship Coordinator know you'd like to apply!
Jefferson County   04-28-2022
Camp Tamarack is hiring interns for a variety of positions over the summer and you could be their next crew member!  Internship positions include being a camp counselor for their 2-day Spring Outdoor School camps and for a few weeks this summer.  You could also gain some culinary experience by helping out as a Kitchen Assistant for summer camps.  These positions provide housing and have a $450/week stipend.  Check out all the details on the Internship tab and connect with your Internship Coordinator today to apply!
Camp Tamarack is hiring interns for a variety of positions over the summer and you could be their next crew member!  Internship positions include being a camp counselor for their 2-day Spring Outdoor School camps and for a few weeks this summer.  You could also gain some culinary experience by helping out as a Kitchen Assistant for summer camps.  These positions provide housing and have a $450/week stipend.  Check out all the details on the Internship tab and connect with your Internship Coordinator today to apply!
Jefferson County   04-28-2022
The Central Oregon KOA in Culver would like to hire you as their summer crew!  They've got some great opportunities to be involved in the tourism and hospitality industry as a Facility Upkeep Intern, Grounds Keeping Intern, Social Events Specialist/Front Desk Intern, or a Front Desk/Reservation Specialist.  These paid Internships are available NOW, so connect with your Internship Coordinator today!
The Central Oregon KOA in Culver would like to hire you as their summer crew!  They've got some great opportunities to be involved in the tourism and hospitality industry as a Facility Upkeep Intern, Grounds Keeping Intern, Social Events Specialist/Front Desk Intern, or a Front Desk/Reservation Specialist.  These paid Internships are available NOW, so connect with your Internship Coordinator today!
Jefferson County   04-28-2022
Pratum Co-Op in Madras is seeking a student who would like exposure to the agriculture industry by managing the Scale House.  This internship pays $14-$16/hour for someone age 16+ and would start in July.  Check out all the details on the Internship tab and apply through your Internship Coordinator today!
Pratum Co-Op in Madras is seeking a student who would like exposure to the agriculture industry by managing the Scale House.  This internship pays $14-$16/hour for someone age 16+ and would start in July.  Check out all the details on the Internship tab and apply through your Internship Coordinator today!
Bend   03-28-2022

We have a lot of fun tourism in Bend and you can have the opportunity to serve visitors while working in hospitality in multiple capacities.  The Seventh Mountain Resort is looking to hire multiple summer positions in Housekeeping, Maintenance, Recreation Associate and Guest Services.  Check out the full details on the Internship tab and let your local Internship Coordinator you'd like to apply today!

We have a lot of fun tourism in Bend and you can have the opportunity to serve visitors while working in hospitality in multiple capacities.  The Seventh Mountain Resort is looking to hire multiple summer positions in Housekeeping, Maintenance, Recreation Associate and Guest Services.  Check out the full details on the Internship tab and let your local Internship Coordinator you'd like to apply today!

Bend   03-28-2022

Enjoy a fun Summer job at Kona Ice starting at $20/hr! Make delicious frozen premium shaved treats at events! Apply today if you are 18+ and want to let the sweet tunes carry you away, check out the full details on the Internship tab and let your local Internship Coordinator you'd like to apply today.

Enjoy a fun Summer job at Kona Ice starting at $20/hr! Make delicious frozen premium shaved treats at events! Apply today if you are 18+ and want to let the sweet tunes carry you away, check out the full details on the Internship tab and let your local Internship Coordinator 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!
  
  
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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!

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
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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