Creating Positive Impacts for
Lane County’s Future Workforce

Youth Program Services

In the 2022 – 2023 program year, 281 youth/young adults benefited from Lane Workforce Partnership’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) services.

Connecting Industry Workforce Needs to Education

Lane Workforce Partnership partners with Elevate Lane County for industry awareness, teacher externships, and work-based learning. Key numbers for 2022/2023 include:

  • 426 students participating in industry tours
  • 169 students participating in DevNW Financial Foundation courses
  • 462 students participating in the Middle School Career Expo
  • 250 students participating in the Hiring Fair
  • 154 students participating in job shadows
  • 63 students participating in internships
  • 11 youth participating in Manufacturing Tech Excelerator
  • 23 youth participating in Youth Support Specialist Training
  • 36 youth participating in codeORcreate
  • 32 youth participating in marketingJAM

Career Technical Education (CTE)

Career Technical Education (CTE) prepares students for various careers with hands-on experience.  In 2022-2023, Lane County had 115 approved programs and 166 CTE teachers. Programs range from construction to healthcare. For more information and resources on Lane County’s CTE programs, click here.

Lane County Sand and Gravel Tours

The 2024 Lane County Sand & Gravel Tour was a huge success! Thanks to the coordination from Lane Education Service District and Collaborative EDO, 49 students had the incredible opportunity to explore the world of construction aggregate at four local companies: Delta Sand & Gravel Co., Knife River Corporation, RiverBend Materials, and Wildish Group of Companies.
These future industry leaders learned about heavy equipment, transportation, concrete, and much more.

Additional Industry-Education Partnerships (2022 – 2023 school year):

  • LCC Hands-On Career Day: 300 students from 17 high schools
  • Knife River Training Facility Tour
  • Youth Trades Academy (YTA): 23 students in electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and carpentry 
  • Lane Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training (PACT). Lane PACT students will have demonstrated skills in the portfolio checklist.
  • Shed construction for St. Vincent de Paul: 23 sheds built by students – learn more here.
  • Multiple schools hosted individual career and hiring fairs.

These programs bridge education and employment, benefiting both students and local industries.