Posts Tagged Summer Youth Employment Program

OWP asked to testify on SB 175 - Posted March 23, 2011

March 23, 2011 – Salem, OR.  Members of the Oregon Workforce Partnership were asked to provide testimony regarding Senate Bill 175 which creates two “new” programs in Oregon statute: the Employer Workforce Training Fund and the Oregon Youth Employment Program.  Due to time constraints the committee chair, Mark Hass, offered to schedule an additional hearing [...]


Check out WICCO’s Summer Youth Academy video - Posted October 19, 2010

For five years the Summer Youth Academy (SYA) has been building connections between Clackamas County youth and local employers through summer internships. Click here to see a video (created by youth) to find out more.


OWP identifies four low cost ideas to get and keep Oregonians working - Posted

The Oregon Workforce Partnership has developed a policy paper identifying four low cost ideas for getting Oregonian back to work and keeping companies competitive.  “We looked for ideas that helped put money into the pockets of Oregonians, helped businesses compete, and didn’t cost a lot.  We are in a difficult economic environment and recognize that [...]


Jobless teens in the news again - Posted August 30, 2010

Just when news of Oregon’s faltering economic recovery seemed about as bad as it could get a story on KVAL, the Eugene affiliate of KATU TV, pointed out that Oregon’s jobless rate for teens is the fifth highest in the nation.  The story, titled Jobless Teens: ‘We have the potential for a really lost generation’, [...]


OWP Announces New Partnership with Department of Human Services - Posted June 4, 2010

The Oregon Workforce Partnership is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide summer employment to 233 teen parents and other disadvantaged youth across the state.  Built on the success of last summer’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funded Summer Youth Employment Program, this pilot will allow [...]


Report documents Youth Summer Employment Program ROI - Posted April 6, 2010

A recent report commissioned by The Oregon Consortium/Oregon Workforce Partnership (TOC/OWA) documents the economic impact of its Summer Youth Employment Program.  The report, Summer Youth Employment Program Support Oregon Counties, developed by Oregon State University, tracked the spending of 1,200 youth participating in TOC/OWA’s Summer Youth Employment Program and found a return of $1.46 for every [...]