The area served by Elevate Lane County has a school population of over 47,000 K12 students. Two-thirds of these students are served by three districts in the Eugene/Springfield metro area. Jobs in Lane County require individuals with the knowledge, skills, and mindsets that will enable them to compete for high-wage, high-demand careers. Elevate Lane County will increase the number of youth who have career connected learning experiences prior to graduation in the industry sectors of Lane County that will see the most economic growth.
The highest growth sectors for Lane County are technology, manufacturing, and health occupations, and in 2017 and 2018, these sectors are the primary focus of our events, efforts, and relationships. We will continue to connect students with ALL industries for job shadows and internships and will expand our efforts into other sectors as needed.