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Summer Work Crew
A Youth Employment Program

The Summer Work Crew is a youth employment program offered to youth ages 14-21. The program lasts eight weeks in the summer, and helps to provide youth with experience in hiring and job skills they will use in the future. These skills include but are not limited to:

  • Completing a Job Application
  • Walking through the interview process
  • Critique of Application/ Interview Skills
  • Hiring Process and Orientation
  • Learning safety rules and best practices
  • Time Card Management
  • Gaining skills of multiple specific positions
  • Learning about the different tools to use for jobs
  • Proper care and maintenance for tools
  • Final Evaluations at the end of the eight weeks

There are finer details to each of these that the youth will learn, from how to fill out different forms such as a W-4, what the proper identification jobs require before starting is, and proper work ethic such as showing up on time, dressed accordingly, and ready work with a team. Work crew members will also be responsible for following all on-site job duties as required depending upon the site. 

There are currently three crews running with the potential to have more in the future. Each crew consists of 4-5 team members and one crew leader. Our crew leaders experience extensive training through the Oregon Youth Conservation Corp training camps.

The crews are also trained in CPR and First Aid, and work closely with community partners which currently include:

  • Klamath City Water Department
  • Klamath County Watershed Council
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Klamath County Code Enforcement
  • Fremont/Winema Forest Service
  • Oregon Youth Conservation Corp

The most rewarding part of this program is watching the youth gain the confidence and knowledge to be able to go out into the work field and become a viable working asset to society. 

If you would like to learn more about how to get involved in the Summer Work Crew, or would like to request service from our crew, please call our main office at (541)882-2053 or email Bethany, the program coordinator at bethanyosborn@iyskfalls.org 

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