Youth Ages 14-24

Opportunities For Young Workers

We support youth ages 14-24 in Clackamas County to succeed in school and training, work experiences, summer internships and employment through our youth programming. Our youth program partners provide participants with services including:

  • One-on-one assistance from a personal Career Advisor
  • Detailed plans for how to achieve their goals
  • Education assistance to be successful in school
  • Career exploration
  • Job training
  • Paid work experiences in thriving economic industry sectors
  • Support services to assist with personal needs to ensure success

Our youth services providers include C-TEC Youth Services, AntFarm Youth Services, and IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization).

 To find out more about youth services, contact our providers directly or email Youth Program Manager Amy Black at

The 2022 Opportunity Youth Report

Three regional Portland-SW Washington workforce development boards have released their 2022 Opportunity Youth Report that finds nearly 34,400 youth ages 16 to 24 are not in school or working. This accounts for more than 13% of all youth in the region.

The opportunity youth population in the Portland-Vancouver region increased by more than 8,800 between 2016 and 2020.

The report, commissioned by the Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative comprised of Worksystems, Clackamas Workforce Partnership and Workforce Southwest Washingtonidentifies key demographic data and barriers faced by these young people. The information assists the organizations in designing programs and services to strategically reconnect these young people to post-secondary education and/or career-track employment.  

Did You Know?

  • Did you know that youth employment is at its lowest level since World War II?
  • Did you know our region’s future economic stability and growth depends on an educated, talented, and experienced workforce?
  • Did you know that you have the power to impact the future of our region? 


For more information about hiring local young people, please contact our Youth Program Manager, Amy Black.

Phone: 503-657-6644 ext. 104