Creating Positive Impacts for
Lane County’s Future Workforce
Youth Program Services
In the 2021 – 2022 program year, 233 youth/young adults benefited from being served through one of Lane Workforce Partnership’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) contracted youth providers.
- Youth Employees
- Worksite Supervisors
- Family Coaches and Case Managers
- Employment Specialist and Supervisor
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 2021/2022.
|# of Lane County students participating in industry tours||99|
|# of participating industry sectors in tours||6|
|# of Lane County schools participating in industry tours||11|
|# of Lane County students participating in DevNW Financial Foundation courses||170|
|# of Lane County students participating in the 2021/2022 Middle School|
|# of Lane County schools participating in the 2021/2022 Middle School|
|# of Lane County businesses represented at Career Expo||24|
|# of Lane County Students participating in 2021/2022 Hiring Fair||221|
|# of Lane County schools participating in 2021/2022 Hiring Fair||22|
|# of Lane County businesses represented at the 2021/2022 Hiring Fair||26|
|# of students participating in job shadows||119|
|# of students participating in a mentorship with industry||21|
|# of high school teachers participating in an externship||12|
|# of industry sectors participating in externships||9|
|# of high school students participating in an internship||39|
|# of industry sectors participating in internships||14|
|# of high school students participating in a micro internship||10|
|# o industry sectors participating in a micro internship||6|
|School Presentations||Presentations: 13|
# of students: 380
# of high schools: 5
|# of Lane County students participating in professional skill|
|# of participating industry reps in webinars||12|
|# of Lane County schools participating in webinars||17|
|# of Lane County schools participating in codeORcreate||10|
|# of Lane County students participating in codeORcreate||26|
|# of participating industry reps in codeORcreate||11|
|# of Lane County schools participating in marketingJAM||7|
|# of Lane County students participating in marketingJAM||35|
|# of participating industry reps in marketingJAM||10|
|# of Lane County schools participating in SLICE!||5|
|# of Lane County students participating in SLICE!||30|
|# of participating industry reps in SLICE!||8|
|# of educators participating in Reach Higher Industry Panels||83|
|# of industry professionals participating in Reach Higher Industry Panels||21|
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.
McKenzie Sheds of Hope Project
The McKenzie Sheds of Hope Project has been a collaborative effort of 75 Lane County community groups, churches, businesses and schools to build sheds for McKenzie River area victims who lost their homes in the 2020 Holiday Fire. LWP helped to partner many local construction companies to assist in the shed build project and mentoring of high school students. A total of 143 sheds have been completed. 54 were built by 12 local high school. This documentary was created by several Lane County High School students to summarize these efforts.
Middle School CTE Expo
In April 2023, Connected Lane County organized a Middle School CTE Expo at Lane Community College to promote two industry sectors: trades and healthcare. The trades event included hands-on activities in the following five LCC CTE programs: construction, machining, welding, diesel, and unmanned aerial vehicles (drones). Approximately 125 middle school students participated from the following school districts: Creswell, Marcola, 4J, Bethel, and Crow-Applegate-Lorane.
Thanks to Connected Lane County for coordinating a successful Middle School CTE Expo, to LCC for hosting, and Lane ESD for sponsoring this event.
Lane County Sand and Gravel Tours
The Lane County Sand and Gravel Tour was held April 12, 2023. Four local high schools attended including Springfield High School, Thurston High School, Kalapuya High School, and Mohawk High School. A total of 49 students and 4 chaperones registered for the event hosted by four local aggregate companies in the area: Delta Sand and Gravel, Knife River, Wildish, and RiverBend Materials.
Each company hosted a different session lasting approximately 45 minutes providing students a comprehensive look at the aggregate industry and its many career opportunities. We are excited to see the impact it has on their future career paths!
2023 High School Presentations
Throughout February and March 2023, 12 local construction-aggregate employers presented at six Lane County High Schools (Junction City HS, Pleasant Hill HS, McKenzie HS, Willamette HS, Creswell HS, and Thurston HS). Participating employers provided valuable insights including company overviews, hiring practices, available positions, wages, and potential for growth and advancement opportunities.
Thank you to all of the participating construction-aggregate companies that took part in the presentations helping to shape the next generation of workers and leaders in our community.
- Aggregate Resources Industries, Inc.
- Aisling Trucking LLC
- Anderson Construction
- Chambers Construction
- Delta Sand & Gravel
- Fuller Cabinets
- Hamilton Construction
- John Hyland Construction
- Lease Crutcher Lewis
- Reynolds Electric and Plumbing
- RiverBend Materials
- Suulutaaq Inc. Oregon Branch