Monday, November 21, 2016

Check Out New Additions to Transition Toolkit Preview Library

The following titles are now availailable in the Transition Toolkit at IMESD. Let us know what you are interested in previewing and we can get it your way for a checkout/preview period before you buy. Complete listing, prices, descriptions and links are available on the Transition Toolkit Tab.

Foundations: Starting Line Transition Curriculum for Middle School

Preparing for Life, Dr. Jed Baker

Job Coaching: A Manual/Video Guide for Supported Employment

PICS: Picture Interest Career Survey

Reading Free Vocational Interest Inventory:2

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Longcreek Student Reports on Regional Job Club Event Day Touring Public Works,Park & Rec

Student Report on Grant/Harney County Regional Job Club, October 27, 2016
By River Cave, Longcreek High School

The public works are monitored by EPA. The clean water resovours are put up high so gravity pulls the water downhill. The public works do annual tests for there water. 

Water treatment facility

John Day Parks and Rec work on parks and properties owned by the town. Park and Rec also has sports programs. We learned this at the field trip with the job club.

Listening to Park and Rec Director

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Union County Regional Job Club Visits Eastern Oregon University for Fall Event

Group shot on university steps

Thirty five students attended a day visit and tour of Eastern Oregon University to see the behind-the-scenes world of facilities management. The university facilities staff presented on various aspects around campus including a grounds/facility walk. Speakers shared on grounds keeping, office management, TRIO, being an arborist, and locksmith/carpentry,
Donna Lowry and Corey Ackerman, Youth Transition Program Specialists did much of the planning along with support from RISE job developer, Shay-lin Magnuson and members from the Union County Employment First Team.

Groundskeeper, Dave shares about his work.
Checking out tools in the maintenance sheds

Thank you EOU physical plant staff for hosting!!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Great Collaboration with Employment First and Schools in Grant & Harney County Kicks off Regional Job Club October 27

Grant and Harney County Schools and the Grant County Employment First team showed awesome collaboration for a terrific Regional Job Club on October 27.
We had 35 students from 6 schools including, John Day, Pairie City, Burns, Monument, Dayville and Long Creek. The theme was facility management/maintenance and we had 4 amazing speakers fro the day.
Amber Wright, Step Forward Activities Job Developer and John Day Chamber of Commerce director did much of the spearheading the event, coordinating the John Day Public Works and Park and Recreation Activities Director to speak to the students. Big Thanks to her and to the John Day Chamber of Commerce as well for donating the cost of the Canyon City Community Hall for our morning keynote speaker, Bill Wyllie from Chester's Thriftway Grocery in John Day.

Touring John Day Public Works Dacility

The students walked through the public works seeing water/sewer treatment and the equipment garage and workshop. They ate lunch in the park and then heard from the park and rec share on qualities for employment and skills needed to work in the park and rec field.

Enjoying Lunchtime at John Day Park and rec

We have student reports and photos coming, but I wanted to share a few pictures and Kudos to our amazing team!

Umatilla Morrow County Regional Job Club Event Kicks Off at SAGE Center! Student Report and Photos

Umatilla Morrow County Regional Job Club SAGE Center Report 10/13/16
By, Laura Avila, Angelic Perez, Photo Oscar Ponce.

On October 13, our classmates and us attended the Regional Jobs Clubs at the Sage Center in Boardman, Oregon along with other students from different areas. Each one of us heard representatives from different businesses discuss what was required such as, skills, education and what employers look for in an employee. The representative from Three Mile Canyon farms discussed jobs on both the farm and the dairy, pay scales,and education required for the different jobs. Ms. Mittelsdorf discussed job opportunities at the Port of Morrow. 

Lunch and getting to know other students

Angelic thinks everyones favorite thing from the event was meeting new students from different schools. Laura’s favorite thing about the event was learning about about the different jobs and how there are many jobs where we can apply. All in all, we really liked going to the Sage Center and meeting new people and learning about the different jobs.

60 students attended the day event