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Youth Work Experience - Building the Workforce of Tomorrow Today


Research indicates that career-related experiences, or what is called work-integrated learning, can produce substantial improvements in the labor market prospects of youth as well as create a smoother transition to adulthood.

Yarenni Mendoza during an internship with Addy Lab, a Vancouver area water testing lab.

The Opportunity Internship Program has been linking young people with employers in several communities.

Youth Unemployment runs two to three times higher than the rest of the workign population. See our reports that include summaries of programs in Washington and around the country.



Examples of Local Youth Work Experience Programs

The Value of Youth Work Experience

Opportunity Internships

Success Stories

Ryan Patajo - Mt. Tahoma High School

Noel Solis - Fort Vancouver High School

Jesse Barr - Tacoma

Valeria Elizondo - Bellingham

Nathan Johnson - Western State Steel (Spokane)

Daniil Popoff - Frito Lay (Vancouver) - 


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