Youth Workforce

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Worksystems has partnered with ADX to offer low-income young adults the opportunity to participate in an innovative program to learn real-world manufacturing and engineering concepts - all over the course of a weekend. From Saturday, May 31 to Sunday, June 1, eleven (11) youth were given the opportunity to rebuild and electrify "Conscious Commuter" e-bicycles in a hands-on learning environment designed to inspire and create the makers and builders of tomorrow. // Read more

Monday, December 16, 2013

The lack of young people entering careers in manufacturing has been identified by the industry as their #1 workforce challenge. // Read more

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

On November 12, 2013, Helina Hornoker addressed the Washington County Board of Commissioners to discuss her experience this year in Worksystems' SummerWorks program. Helina and 17 other youth from the program were placed at Washington County for 180 hours each over this past summer.

Thank you to the Departments of Assessment & Taxation, Health and Human Services, Housing Services and Land Use & Transportation for providing valuable training and work experience to the program participants. // Read more

Friday, November 15, 2013

Worksystems has developed a competency-based model to objectively asses a young person’s readiness for college and careers that is receiving national attention.  
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Friday, August 23, 2013

A new partnership between Worksystems and the Wind & Oar Boat School has resulted in a unique work experience for area at-risk youth. Participants spend 10 weeks building a sail boat and learn valuable soft skills such as communication, teamwork and problem solving. Math and environmental science are also embedded in the curriculum as well as exposure to a variety of tools and processes. // Read more

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Youth who participate in a summer work experience learn valuable workplace skills but they are not always able to articulate what they learned and apply it to their next opportunity. Enter Job Club. // Read more

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thank you Portland Tribune for the great article on our SummerWorks program! 530 area youth - many of whom are low income and youth of color - have a job this summer and are learning valuable skills while earning a paycheck.   // Read more