Youth And The Emerging Worker

Clackamas Workforce Partnership Youth Council


$25/Hour Incentive to be involved – opportunities for career development, mentorship, creating connections & more. As a member, our youth council is a short-term, limited time commitment. 

Applicants who identify as one or more of the following are strongly encouraged to apply: Individuals who are working and/or in school, foster youth, neuro-diverse, displaced/”runaway”/unhoused/homeless, or labeled as having “special needs”. 

For more information, or to get an application for our Council, contact Amy Black, Program Manager

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 primary program partner CTEC Youth Services provides youth 14-24 with services including:

  • One-on-one assistance from a personal Career Advisor
  • A detailed plan for how to achieve their goals
  • Education assistance to be successful in school
  • Career exploration
  • Job training
  • Work experience that youth can add to their resumes
  • Support services to assist with personal needs to ensure success


To find out more about youth services, contact C-TEC Youth Services directly or contact Youth Program Manager Amy Black, Email:

The 2018 Opportunity Youth Report

Three regional Portland-SW Washington workforce development boards have released their 2018 Opportunity Youth Report that finds nearly 30,000 youth ages 16 to 24 are not in school or working. Despite a strong regional economy, in which nearly 71,000 jobs were added between 2014 and 2016, the share and number of opportunity youth in the region remained stagnant.  

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