Year-round Services For Youth
Serving urban and rural youth from culturally diverse populations ages 14-21, the purpose of Lane Workforce Partnership’s youth program is to prepare young people for the future workforce.
The goal of the program is to promote academic and occupational skill development and prepare youth for postsecondary training and/or employment. The program focuses on the following areas:
- High school completion
- Literacy improvement
- Financial literacy
- Postsecondary training
- Work readiness development
Funded through the Workforce Investment Act, legislation requires all youth must have at least one of the following barriers in order to receive services:
- Basic skills deficiency (at or below 8th grade level in reading, writing, or math)
- School dropout
- Pregnant or parenting
- Homeless or runaway
- In foster care
- Juvenile offender
- Requires additional assistance to complete an educational program or secure and hold employment (includes youth with disability)
Youth services are provided through contracts with four Lane County school districts (McKenzie, Pleasant Hill, South Lane, and Bethel), a non-profit agency (Looking Glass Riverfront School and Career Center) and a public entity (Lane County Department of Youth Services). Click here to view program designs and contractors.
All programs are required to have strong linkages with employers and labor organizations, and be coordinated with other youth programs in the local area. All youth must receive comprehensive assessment, written training plans, and ongoing evaluation to meet their changing needs.
For more information about youth services, contact Lyle Lang at (541) 682-7212.