For High School Students 

             Helping Individuals Pursue Professional Opportunities

Our "Recruit Hippo" program uses a variety of tools to help students understand and prepare for successful employment.

  • Internship for credit: work-based learning opportunities for school credit.

  • Industry tours: career exploration on site with local employers.

  • Talent advising: in-school guidance on career opportunities suited to a student's interest and skills. Talent Advisors connect students with local employers and training.

  • Soft skills: practicing and improving work ethics, understanding employer expectations, and building critical problem solving skills.    

For information and assistance in preparing for employment while still in high school, visit, or contact the Youth Talent Advisor for your county. 

Youth Program Coordinator

Annabel Taylor


Youth Talent Advisor

Annabel Taylor

Coos County

Youth Talent Advisor

Jacque Graves

Curry County

Youth Talent Advisor

Renee Vogel

Douglas County

Copyright 2018. Southwestern Oregon Workforce Investment Board. All rights reserved. The SOWIB is funded through the U.S. Department of Labor and the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission’s Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development. The SOWIB is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary formats are available upon request to persons with disabilities.