C-TEC Youth Services
C-TEC Youth Services is a collaborative effort managed by the Clackamas Technical Education Consortium (C-TEC). The C-TEC program provides education, employment, and training support for low-income youth with barriers to employment.
The goals of the C-TEC Youth Services Program include providing the wrap-around services youth need in order to:
- Continue in academic programs
- Increase their basic skills
- Transition successfully into training programs
- Transition into paid employment opportunities.
The success of the C-TEC Youth Services program relies on collaborative partnerships and linkages among local high schools, Clackamas Community College, state and county agencies, community-based organizations, and local businesses.
Where does the funding come from?
C-TEC Youth Services is funded by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) through the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Funds flow to the states and are managed in Oregon by the Oregon Department of Community College and Workforce Development (CCWD). CCWD allocates funding to each 15 workforce regions in the state. Clackamas County is also known as Region 15.
The Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County (WICCO), the local workforce investment board, is responsible for managing WIA funds in Clackamas County. C-TEC Youth Services has been awarded the contract and partners with schools and agencies to provide services.
Community Partner Sites
Click here to view a list of our Community Partner Sites.
Applying for services
In order to qualify for WIA-funded services through C-TEC Youth Services, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Aged 14-21
- Resident of Clackamas County
- Citizen or legal resident of the United States
- Economically eligible
- Facing a barrier to employment or academic success
If you meet these requirements or have questions, please contact our office at (503) 594-3959 to begin the eligibility process.
C-TEC Youth Services offers a unique training and employment opportunity for program participants. Two weeks of training, combined with 6 weeks of on-the-job training, are coupled to provide an excellent introduction to a career pathway in a high-growth occupation. C-TEC Youth Services partners with local businesses and industry partners to increase awareness, readiness, and experience for emerging workers in Clackmas County.
Employment Made Possible (EMP)
C-TEC Youth Services is proud to offer the EMP Youth Employment Lab at WorkSource Clackamas in Oregon City on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The EMP Youth Employment Lab is specifically designed to provide support to young people looking for employment. For more information, click here.
EMP also produces a weekly job listing. (The Eyes and Ears List)
Check out this page to learn about various upcoming events, classes, clinics and other opportunities.
Click here for helpful information regarding program policies and procedures, current file maintenance forms, upcoming meetings, and more.