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  • 1.  
  • 2. Rural Oregon Youth @ Work
  • 3. A report on the Summer Youth Employment Program 2009 funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
  • 4.  
  • 5. Rural Oregon Youth @ Work!
    • Delivered in partnership with our network of experienced sub-grantees:
    • Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council
    • Community Action Program East Central Oregon
    • Mid-Columbia Council of Governments
    • MTC Training Placement & Services
    • Umpqua Training & Employment
    • South Coast Business Employment Corporation
    • Training & Employment Consortium
  • 6. The Investment Statewide
    • Oregon received just over $15 million in total.
    • Nearly $13 million was allocated to local WIBS. 
    • The WIBs statewide expended more than 82% of their available funds.
  • 7.  
  • 8.  
  • 9. RURAL OREGON YOUTH @ Work
  • 10. Rural Oregon Youth @ Work!
    • 1196 Youth in Jobs
    • $3,207,125 of ARRA Resources Invested
    • More than 70 cents on the dollar paid out through payroll, stipends and support services
  • 11.  
  • 12. Rural Oregon Youth @ Work
    • Were awarded 262 High School Credits
    • Earned dozens of College Credits
    • Found 125 permanent jobs
  • 13.  
  • 14. MTC Training & Placement Services
    • Supported 173 youth in ARRA Summer jobs
    • MTC youth worked a total of 17,938 hours
    • Helped 14 youth gain permanent employment
    • Secured 71 high school and 9 college credits
  • 15.  
  • 16.
    • What did you learn by having this job?
    • “ I've learned how to act in an interview, treat my co-workers with respect and how to concentrate on what I'm doing.” ~ Isaac
  • 17.  
  • 18. Umpqua Training & Employment
    • Supported 244 youth in ARRA Summer jobs
    • Douglas County youth worked a total 36,893 hours
    • 37 youth gained permanent employment
  • 19.  
  • 20.
    • What this experience did for me …
    • “ It made me feel good to be working.  I feel better about myself.” ~ Kristina
  • 21.  
  • 22. Mid-Columbia Council of Governments
    • Supported 120 youth in ARRA Summer jobs
    • MCCOG youth worked 8,873 hours
    • 10 youth gained permanent employment
  • 23.  
  • 24.
    • Low-income youth, ages 14 – 24 with an additional risk factor such as
      • Deficient in basic literacy skills;
      • School dropout;
      • Homeless, runaway, or foster child;
      • Pregnant or parenting;
      • Offender; or
      • Individual (includes youth with disabilities) who requires additional assistance to complete an educational program, or to secure and hold employment
    Who was eligible?
  • 25.  
  • 26.  
  • 27. Community Action Program East Central Oregon
    • Supported 161 youth in ARRA Summer jobs
    • Completed 28,031.85 hours of work
    • Helped 1 youth gain permanent employment
  • 28.  
  • 29.
    • SOMETHING COOL …
    • “ My boss has paid for me to go to seminars and classes. I have earned my certificate in diagnostics.”
    • ~ Kyle
  • 30.  
  • 31. South Coast Business Employment Corporation
    • Supported 162 youth in ARRA Summer jobs
    • SCBEC youth worked 25,488 hours
    • 25 youth gained permanent employment
    • Secured 47 high school credits
    • 45 college credits were earned
  • 32.  
  • 33.  
  • 34. Training and Employment Consortium
    • Supported 188 youth in ARRA Summer jobs
    • TEC youth worked 38,800 hours
    • 19 youth gained permanent employment
    • Secured 41 high school credits and 1 GED
  • 35.  
  • 36.  
  • 37. Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council
    • Supported 148 youth in ARRA Summer jobs
    • Completed 53,516 hours of work
    • Helped 19 youth gain permanent employment
    • Secured 101.5 high school and 11 college credits
  • 38.  
  • 39.
    • Research shows teen employment¹
      • Increases likelihood of graduating from high school
      • Increases their connection to and future prospects for careers
      • Increases their lifetime earnings
    • Teen Unemployment this summer reached the highest rate since WWII²
    • 1. Center for Labor Market Studies, May 2005 – Left Behind: The Nation’s Dropout Crisis
    • 2.Center for Labor Market Studies, August 2009 – Nation’s Teen Summer Employment Rate Hits New Post-World War II Low
    Jobs for Teens Matter
  • 40.  
  • 41.  
  • 42. All Together in Oregon . . .
    • 4070 Oregon youth had a job or work experience this summer;
    • More than 1,000,000 Hours of work were completed this summer via SYEP
  • 43. UTE Special Ops - PSA