Elevate Lane County

Elevate Lane County is the most ambitious school-to-work program ever imagined in Lane County. We have identified four program goals:

  1. Create learning opportunities for students in the field.
  2. Build educator capacity through summer externships.
  3. Construct a robust local technology portal to match profiles.
  4. Convene a regional advisory board to inform curriculum.

Beginning in the spring of 2017, we have matched six Lane County students to internships in six different local tech companies. In the summer of 2017, 12 different teachers will be embarking on summer experiences in local industries in order for them to create curriculum that aligns with what employees are doing in the field. While the tech sector and manufacturing/construction are our Phase 1 pilot programs, we plan to expand Elevate Lane County to all interested local companies in every industry.

Student Job Shadows–still accepting applications!

We are still accepting student applications for spring 2017 job shadows. We encourage all Lane County students who are interested in jobs in the tech sector to download the application, complete it, and scan/send it back to info@connectedlanecounty.org.