We support youth ages 16-24 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 16-24 with services including:
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 Washington, identifies 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.
For more information about hiring local young people, please contact our Youth Program Manager, Amy Black.