Creating Positive Impacts for
Lane County’s Future Workforce

Youth Program Services

In the 2020 – 2021 program year, 278 youth/young adults benefited from being served through one of Lane Workforce Partnership’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) contracted youth providers.

Program Players:

  • Youth Employees
  • Worksite Supervisors
  • Family Coaches and Case Managers
  • Employment Specialist and Supervisor

Promote Trade Opportunities- Skilled to Work KEZI 9 News Initiative

Connect Industry Workforce Needs to Education

Lane Workforce Partnership partners with Elevate Lane County to coordinate industry awareness for students, teacher externships, and work-based learning opportunities. Below are the measures and numbers served for Program Year 2020/2021.

MeasureNumber Served
# of Lane County students participating in industry tours.
2020/2021 industry tours were conducted virtually and save to several social media platforms.
# of participating industry sectors
491 students registered
1,402 views on YouTube + 3,294 views on Facebook
21
# of Lane County schools participating in industry tours27
# of Lane County students participating in the 2020 Middle School
Career Expo
492
# of Lane County schools participating in the 2020 Middle School
Career Expo
11
# of Lane County Students participating in 2021 Hiring Fair120
# of Lane County schools participating in 2021 Hiring Fair21
# of students participating in job shadows65
# of students participating in a mentorship with industry31
# of high school teachers participating in an externship10
School Presentations# of students: 495
# of middle schools: 2
# of high schools: 2
# of industry reps: 10
# of Lane County students participating in professional skill
building Webinars
611 + 197 views on YouTube
# of participating industry reps in webinars30
# of Lane County schools participating in webinars36
# of Lane County students participating in Financial Foundation courses244
# of Lane County students participating in student showcases
(codeORcreate or MarketingJam)
67

Career Technical Education

Career Technical Education (CTE) prepares students for a wide range of careers with the academic and technical skills necessary to succeed. CTE is organized at the national level, but allows students to gain hands-on experience in any number of career pathways. These career pathways present a wide range of related career options to students that can lead to a university, an apprenticeship, work in industry, or any number of other opportunities. By building their career awareness, students not only discover their interests and passions, but become empowered to choose the education pathway that can lead to more than financial rewards, but the satisfaction that comes from meaningful work. These careers may require varying levels of education, such as industry recognized credentials, post-secondary certificates, and two or four-year college degrees. In total, about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE courses across the United States.

For the 2021 – 2022 school year, there are 109 total approved programs in Lane County high schools with a 165 Lane County CTE Teachers. Click here for the complete list of CTE programs in each district. For more information and resources on Lane County’s CTE programs, click here.

National Career Readiness Certificate

Job applicants who earn an NCRC have shown they will “go the extra mile” to compete for a job. Employers know that holding an NCRC proves that an individual has documented their level of foundational workplace skills, and are ready to be trained in the specific requirements of a job.

The Math and Reading test portions of the NCRC meet the Essential Skills graduation requirement through the Oregon Department of Education. As a result of earning a certificate,  Lane County high school students who were not slated to graduate, passed the NCRC and walked with their graduation class.