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!

Bend   07-21-2020

Camerson Burns has started a great new Internship at EDCO in Bend.  Cameron is an OSU Cascades student studying business and marketing.  Good luck and congratulations!

Camerson Burns has started a great new Internship at EDCO in Bend.  Cameron is an OSU Cascades student studying business and marketing.  Good luck and congratulations!

Bend   07-09-2020

Congratulations to Ethan Barker for landing an Internship at Production Squad in Bend.  Ethan will be learning and helping out with the Production Squad's website and social media.  Learning about the production industry will be a great value for Ethan as he continues his education and starts his career.

Congratulations to Ethan Barker for landing an Internship at Production Squad in Bend.  Ethan will be learning and helping out with the Production Squad's website and social media.  Learning about the production industry will be a great value for Ethan as he continues his education and starts his career.

Redmond   07-02-2020

Congratulations to Forkenson Peters who landed a great opportunity at Smith Brothers Pushrods! Forkenson is a Senior at Redmond High School and will be a Production Associate. His team player mentality and infectious personality will be a good addition to an already well established company.

Congratulations to Forkenson Peters who landed a great opportunity at Smith Brothers Pushrods! Forkenson is a Senior at Redmond High School and will be a Production Associate. His team player mentality and infectious personality will be a good addition to an already well established company.

Jefferson County   07-01-2020

Mayzie is the newest intern in Jefferson County working for Cove Electric in Madras.  As their Shop/Material Handler she is learning more about organization and time management while continuing to build her communication skills.  Congrats Mayzie on your first internship!

Mayzie is the newest intern in Jefferson County working for Cove Electric in Madras.  As their Shop/Material Handler she is learning more about organization and time management while continuing to build her communication skills.  Congrats Mayzie on your first internship!

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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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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