Improving The Readiness and Employability of Central Oregon's Future Workforce!

The Youth CareerConnect (YCC) initiative provides Internship opportunities for students from high school, college and alternative organizations. These opportunities offer real-world work experience from local employers. Whether you are a student looking to explorer a potential career or an employer wanting to help support the emerging workforce YCC can help. By supporting experimental learning opportunities throughout our community, YCC has simplified the process for education and industry to connect with career relevant opportunities. Youth CareerConnect aims to achieve a work-ready labor force through the successful placements of youth adults into internships. Reach out today to your local YCC Internship Coordinator to find out more details.


Are you trying to discover a career path, or do you have a career path mapped out, but can’t seem to get your foot in the door? Are you looking for an opportunity to gain valuable career related experience with a local business? See what some of the students are doing in the region and check out the available internships by clicking on Internships. If you need more information go to the student section to get started.
          Redmond   10-25-2019

There is a great new Internship available for a mechanic engineering type student at Composite Approach.  You would be shadowing and observing the manufacturing process of composite (Fiberglass/carbon fiber) parts, and then helping document those processes by creating engineering work instructions.  It is a project based internship that will last approximately 2 months.  For more information check the Posting in the Internship Listing.  


          Redmond   10-07-2019

REACH in Redmond is offering two great paid internships in Redmond for students interested in Daycare and Child Development.  For more information check out the details in the Internship section.

          Redmond   10-07-2019

Sleep Inn and Suites is offering yet another opportunity for a student to learn more about the hospitality industry.  This internship will allow you to learn about customer support, reservations, and operations in the daily routine that happens within a hotel.  This paid internship is a terrific way to gain experience,  learn about business in a great environment.  For more details check the information listed in the Internship section.

          Sisters   10-07-2019

Great opportunity in Sisters at Metabolic Maintenance.  For someone looking to intern at a growing company in their computer and IT department this might be for you.  If you are taking CS type classes this is a good solid technical opportunity.  Go to the Internship section for further details.



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? Consider YouthCareer Connect your internship “easy button.” We can help you launch, revitalize, revamp or grow your current internship program, and, thanks to collaboration with our local schools, community college and university, we can help find great local student candidates to fill these internship positions.
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What are people Saying!

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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