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Find out what’s happening in our region and learn how to get connected! Postcards from the field offer a snapshot of current programming and upcoming events. Get quick access to vital details about the Oregon Coast Region by clicking on district details. Industry partners, parents and guardians, educators, students and CTE instructors interested in getting involved can check out our partner guides. Is there someone specific you are trying to get in touch with? Try our CCL Regional Contacts Directory. We organized our essential, regional links by audience for quick access. If you are looking for local CCL institutions, check out CCL spaces! Contact us at Career Connect Oregon to get in touch.

Postcards From the Field

Dispatches from the field of Oregon Coast Career Technical Education

Oregon Coast Health Careers Exploration Program (OCHEP)

The OCHEP was created as a Health Careers Exploration Program where students were introduced to the wide-range of career opportunities available at a hospital. The 8-week program allowed students grades 8 to 12 the opportunity to visit facilities, speak with professionals, develop educational pathways, and learn/practice healthy habits. As part of the program, students produced documents (such as resumes and cover letters) with the help of career professionals that are currently working for institutions in healthcare.

The program strived to introduce these multi-lingual LCSD students to multiple healthcare related fields and occupations which included nursing, mental health specialities,, dietary/nutrition, radiology/imaging, healthcare technology, plant operations/engineering, and business operations.

It was understood that there was the possibility that not all participants would ultimately choose to pursue a career in healthcare; but, by immersing students in the environment, with professionals, and prepared to grow, students could make better informed decisions for future careers.

This program was truly made possible by the hard work and efforts of the following partners: Oregon Coast STEM Hub, Samaritan Health, Oregon State University Extension, The Ollala Center, Oregon Coast Community College, the Workforce Investment Board, and Lincoln County School District. These partners created memorable, educational opportunities for the students.

Samaritan Healthcare Systems

Samaritan Health is a proactive partner with Oregon Coast Community College and Lincoln County School District in forming partnership opportunities for students with interests in healthcare fields. Samaritan Health frequently speaks with educational partners along the coast to develop programs and opportunities for students to get career experiences. Katie Jensen, a Samaritan Health Talent Development Program Manager participates and helps create amazing career awareness, exploration, and preparation activities.

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Regional CCL Hub: Oregon Coast Community College

Oregon Coast Community College serves approximately 400 students across 3 centers in Lincoln County. OCCC specializes in Allied Health Sciences, Aquarium Science, and Welding. OCCC partners with Lincoln County School District to drive CTE programming and enrichment.

I want to get involved locally... where do I start?

Dear Industry Partners,

Being based locally is an asset! Strengthen your community partnerships by reaching out to your Career Connected Systems Navigator or Small Business Development Center. For further guidance, contact your Workforce Development Board, STEM Hub Director or get in touch with high school career and guidance counselors.

Your direct involvement makes a difference! Provide guidance and feedback to Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs by serving on a local CTE Program Advisory Committee. Mentor young people by developing internships, registered apprenticeships and posting job opportunities. Engage in outreach and promotion by participating in a career day or career fair.

Do you have a resource or contact to share? Please reach out to us at the contact information below! For an overview of how your company can get involved, download our CCL Guide for Industry Partners below. You can also visit the Career Connect Oregon page for industry partners.

View Industry Partners Guide

Dear Community-Based Organizations,

Did you know that Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) are uniquely suited to improve workforce development for young people ages 18-24 with pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships? Learn more by reading this helpful article by the Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning!

While your organization builds capacity to run apprenticeship programs, you can partner with other organizations and provide essential training, offer referrals, and contribute services to complement existing programs. Consider pilot programs as a viable starting point!

For information about national apprenticeship initiatives, consult Apprenticeship USA. For resources specific to Oregon, check out this link from the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries. The Oregon Health Authority is partnering with CBOs to provide funding for apprenticeship programs. Additional sources for general funding can be found at Care Oregon and the Oregon Community Foundation.

 

Dear CTE and STE(A)M Instructors, Counselors, and Education Administrators,

If you know someone starting out, send them to the Oregon Department of Education to learn about CTE teacher preparation and licensure. Once you are in the classroom, you are covered by Oregon State Standards. In addition, Career Connect Oregon has combined standards from the American School Counselor Association and Oregon Administrative Rules in an easy-to-read handout. We also provide you with curriculum suites at Career Connect Oregon.

To stay up-to-date in your field, consult with the Association for Career and Technical Education, and always check out what in-person and online trainings Oregon PDNetworks has to offer.

Return often to stay informed about what’s happening in your region and who to get in touch with to connect your students with the rich resources in your community.

You can also visit the Career Connect Oregon Page for educators.

View Educators Guide

Dear Students,

Get help and find the career and educational path that feels right for you. Here are some places you can check out right now!

Match careers to your interests at Oregon CIS, YouScience. Ask your school counselor for more information. What’s hot? Use Oregon’s Employment Department to research wages, required skills and education for high-demand jobs. Get paid to learn at AmeriCorps, JobCorps, and YouthCorps while serving in communities across Oregon and the US.

Want to start a business? Oregon’s Small Business Development Center and DECA have programs to help your ideas grow. Many careers with high levels of responsibility require a degree or training. Find hundreds of programs across Oregon schools. Check out Oregon’s 7 Public Universities, 17 Community Colleges, and Licensed Private Career Schools. Concerned about how you’ll pay for education? Oregon Student Aid has affordable options for everyone. You can also visit the Career Connect Oregon page for students.

Resource Guide for Grades 1-4

Resource Guide for Grades 5-8

Resource Guide for Grades 9-12

 

Dear Families and Caregivers,

You are the first influence on the young person in your home, and Career Connect Oregon is here to assist you in guiding them. Begin by encouraging self-discovery and exploration. What jobs are they interested in? Oregon CIS, YouScience, and Oregon Department of Education’s Career Explorer are excellent, free resources for developing awareness and beginning exploration.

What skill does your student need to develop along the way? Tap Oregon Employability Skills for their traits framework and C3 for their career journey maps, which will help in planning coursework and early workplace experiences.

As students enter high school, keep an eye on Oregon Diploma requirements. Oregon Employment Department’s Career Explorer will help spark a conversation about jobs.

View Families Guide

PARTNERS WORKING FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

CCL Regional Contacts

Matt Batchelor

Title: Career Connected Learning Systems Navigator

Role Description: A Career Connected Learning Systems Navigator facilitates the integration of educational and career development programs, serving as a liaison between schools, community colleges and industry partners. This role focuses on ensuring equitable access to career learning opportunities, guiding students through awareness, exploration, preparation and training in various career paths​.

Phone Number: 618-410-6462

E-mail: matt.batchelor@oregoncoast.edu

Cynthia Resendiz

Title: STEM Hub Coordinator | Coast STEM – Oregon State University

Role Description: A STEM Hub Coordinator leads initiatives to strengthen Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education across schools and communities. This role involves strategic planning; partnership development with educational institutions, industry and government agencies; and overseeing programs that promote STEM literacy and career readiness.

Phone Number: Coming Soon!

E-mail: cynthia.resendiz@oregonstate.edu

Andres Oroz

Title: VP of Student Affairs | Ooregon Coast Community College

Role Description: A VP of Student Affairs at a community college plays a key role in overseeing services that support student success outside of the classroom. This includes managing areas like admissions, financial aid, counseling, student activities, and housing. They work to create a supportive and inclusive campus environment, focusing on student engagement, well-being, and academic achievement. Additionally, they develop policies and programs that enhance the overall student experience, aiming to foster a sense of community and belonging among students.

Phone Number: 541-867-8511

E-mail: andres.oroz@oregoncoast.edu

Debbie Johnson

Title: CTE Regional Coordinator

Role Description: A CTE Regional Coordinator manages and supports Career and Technical Education programs across a specific region, aligning them with both educational standards and workforce requirements. This role entails collaboration with schools and industry to tailor CTE offerings to local job market needs.

Phone Number: 503-589-7747

E-mail: debbie.johnson@chemeketa.edu

REGIONAL RESOURCES

Essential Links for Educators

ASPIRE - Oregon Student Aid

ASPIRE – Oregon Student Aid. The ASPIRE program helps educate Oregon students to become career and college ready. ASPIRE offers education, resources and mentoring opportunities for all students.

ASPIRE | Oregon Student Aid
Career Connect Oregon - Curriculum for Educators

Career Connect Oregon – Curriculum for Educators offers curriculum suites aligned with ASCA standards and OARs. Suites include quick-start guides, lesson plans, and handouts. Cooperative learning strategies and creative assessment ideas included in each suite!

View Career Connect Oregon Page
Workforce Talent Development Board

Workforce Talent Development Board provides a productive space for educators to engage and partner with one another that includes innovative task forces, research projects, data and reports, strategies and recommendations.

Link to CTE Educator Resources

REGIONAL RESOURCES

Essential Links for Students

Career OneStop

Career OneStop Take this 30-question interest assessment to help you match your interests with exciting careers.

Link to Interest Assessment | Career OneStop
Career Journeys

Career Journeys Watch young Oregonians in high-demand trades share their career journeys and give you a window into their workday.

Watch the Career Journeys Stories
Oregon Career Pathways

Oregon Career Pathways: Explore career pathways through the Oregon Employment Department to understand the education and training needed for different occupations. Learn which jobs are in highest demand and what they pay.

Oregon Career Pathways
Oregon Coast CC Welding Program

Oregon Coast Community College Welding Program: Oregon Coast Community College (OCCC), Lincoln County School District and the Port of Toledo have developed an advanced welding training lab for students to gain hands-on welding skills. The program offers part-time, practical instruction and a comprehensive Shipbuilding & Repair Level II certificate.

Oregon Coast CC Welding Program
Oregon Coast CC Early Childhood Education Program

Oregon Coast Community College Early Childhood Education Program: In OCCC’s Early Childhood Education program, we offer you the skills you need to succeed in the world of early childhood development, early childhood education centers, preschool programming, infant and toddler care, and family child care programs. Employment opportunities may include teaching assistant, child care aide, lead teacher, family child care provider and program director.

Oregon Coast CC Early Childhood Education Program
Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education: Oregon Department of Education offers programs and resources for students interested in technical and vocational education. Learn more about the 6 career areas and find programs in your school.

Career and Technical Education: State of Oregon
Oregon Apprenticeship

Oregon Apprenticeship: This website offers information on registered apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs, helping students explore hands-on training opportunities in various trades statewide.

Oregon Apprenticeships
Training Corps

Training Corps: For students interested in environmental careers, OCC provides opportunities for training and work experience in conservation. Get paid to learn at AmeriCorps, JobCorps, and YouthCorps while serving in communities across Oregon and the US.

Link to Oregon Conservation Corps
Link to AmeriCorps
Link to YouthCorps
Oregon Coast CC Allied Health/Nursing Program

Oregon Coast CC Allied Health/Nursing Program: Oregon Coast Community College (OCCC) offers a comprehensive Nursing & Allied Health program, including a two-year degree in Nursing, a one-year Practical Nursing Certificate, a Medical Assistant Program and a Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) basic course.

Link to Oregon Conservation Corps Link to AmeriCorps Link to YouthCorps
Oregon Coast CC Foundation

Oregon Coast CC Foundation: The Mission of the Oregon Coast Community College Foundation is to advance educational opportunities at OCCC by raising funds for college needs and increasing public awareness of the College and its many benefits. The Foundation fulfills its mission by securing private donations, applying for grants, holding special events and fundraisers, stewarding resources, and administering special programs, such as the OCCC Foundation Scholarship program.

Link to Oregon Coast CC Foundation Page

REGIONAL RESOURCES

Essential Links for Families & Guardians

Search CTE Programs Across the State

Search CTE Programs Across the State. Curious about what Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are available? Visit this link for a database of searchable CTE programs at every high school in Oregon.

Link to Approved CTE Programs (Detail)
Oregon Young Employee Safety

Oregon Young Employee Safety strives to prevent injury and illnesses and promote well-being among young workers through resource sharing and community partnership.

Oregon YES
Oregon Career Information System

Oregon Career Information System provides career exploration and planning tools. Parents can access resources to help their children explore different career paths.

Oregon CIS
Oregon Student Aid

Oregon Student Aid: The Higher Education Coordinating Commission offers information on higher education options in Oregon, including college and university programs.

Plan & Pay for College – Find Oregon Colleges, Universities, and Programs
Personal Education Plan and Profile

Personal Education Plan and Profile: Find out more about this document for secondary students—updated yearly—that contains their interests, coursework, career aspirations, participation in career-related learning and a portfolio of their achievements.

Education Plan and Profile
Oregon C3 Career Journey Maps

Oregon C3 Career Journey Maps are centered around 16 major career clusters and designed to encourage discussion among practitioners, students and their families. Each map includes sample jobs, general specifications, job descriptions, suggestions for preparation, links to additional resources and suggestions for next steps.

Career Journey Maps | C3 Oregon

REGIONAL RESOURCES

Essential Links for Community Partners

CTE Programs Database

Search CTE Programs Across the State: Visit this link for a database of searchable CTE Approved CTE Programs offered in Oregon’s high schools. There are two report options available; a Basic Search that displays program information for one secondary school offering CTE within the selected academic year and an Advanced Search that contains additional filtering options allowing users to explore results across, regions, counties, or career areas.

CTE Programs Database
Workforce Talent Development Board - Employer Resources

Workforce Talent Development Board – Employer Resources: Post your job openings, identify qualified candidates and plan for the future of your employees. The majority of the Workforce Talent Development Board is made up of Oregon business leaders from Healthcare, Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology, Energy, Sports and Apparel, Forest Products, Food and Beverage, and other sectors. The WTDB provides multiple tables, convenings and events for these leaders, and their public sector partners, to develop and drive strategy, policy and value for Oregon’s workforce system.

Link to Workforce Talent Development Board Resources
WorkSource Oregon

WorkSource Oregon: Grow your skilled workers with apprenticeships, internships and training options. WorkSource Oregon is here to partner with your business and provides free services for employers and helps businesses craft job postings for improved results, convene job candidates through job fairs and hiring events. They can also help your business identify possible tax credits, provide customized workforce data analysis, and establish market-competitive wage rates to attract and retain talent.

Link to WorkSource Oregon
Oregon Apprenticeship

Oregon Apprenticeship: Apprenticeships are an excellent way to invest in your community’s young workforce. They compliment classroom learning, ensure a trained and engaged staff, and contribute to worker satisfaction and retention. For details on how your business can participate, follow the link below:

Oregon Apprenticeship
Mapping CTE, STEM, and Workforce Education in Oregon

Mapping CTE, STEM and Workforce Education in Oregon This interactive story map shows how five groups promote career-connected learning and develop job skills across the state. The following maps allow you to interact with Oregon’s Community College Districts, Career and Technical Education (CTE) Partnerships, Education Service Districts, Regional science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) Hubs and Local Workforce Boards.

Mapping the Landscape of CTE, STEM, and Workforce Education
Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries

Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries Minors, their parents and employers should know about the laws that protect children at work. They include hiring and working conditions that are specific to minors, restrictions on the hours and the types of work a minor can do.

BOLI TA Child Labor Law Summaries and Fact Sheet

Regional Career Technical Education Partners and Locations

CCL Places

Connect with the Oregon Coast CCL Team Using the Form Below: