Learning Opportunities are hosted by providers that serve youth in our community. Identified milestones are designed to promote the professional growth and development of the participant through practical and hands-on tasks, projects, and applications. The participant and the career coach will collaboratively complete a learning agreement, with input from the provider supervisor, to determine the goals and expected professional development of the participant. At scheduled intervals, the career coach will assess what milestones the participant has achieved.
Learning Opportunity Standards and Criteria
- LO is a structured and short-term learning experience with documented learning objectives.
- LO includes identified milestones to promote the growth and development of the participant.
- LO is designed to explore, learn, or practice skills directly tied to Career Goals identified in the Learning Opportunity Agreement.
- LO cannot include activities typically done by an employee to the benefit of the business.
Learning Opportunity Agreements are not to exceed $599 exceptions can be made up to $1,200 with approval of the program manager. Note: all participants receiving more than $599 through PDXYouth@Work will be issued a 1099 for tax reporting.
Recommended Online Programs of Study
Metrix Learning Courses & Learning Paths: New in 2022 Metrix Learning offers various tools to assess for skill gaps, provide training content to close gaps, explore career pathways, and connect job seekers with open positions.
Everfi Financial Literacy Course: These interactive lessons translate complex financial concepts and help students develop actionable strategies for managing their finances.
Milestones Stipend Payment Guidance
Estimate the value of a Learning Opportunity activity based on the criteria below. Key factors to consider: engagement and participation requirements, estimated length of time involved, and rigor of the activity. All stipends will be submitted based on these milestones, NOT an hourly rate for activities.
|Career Lab (for each skill)||$20|
|Learning Opportunity Level 1 (engagement & participation estimated at 1 hour)||$20|
|Learning Opportunity Level 2 (engagement & participation estimated at 1-2 hours)||$40|
|Learning Opportunity Level 3 (engagement & participation estimated at 3-4 hours)||$80|
|Learning Opportunity Level 4 (engagement & participation estimated at 4-5 hours)||$100|
|Learning Opportunity Level 5 (a structured activity lasting longer than 5 hours)||$120|
|Everfi Financial Literacy Course or comparable Financial Literacy Program||$100|
|Structured full-day seminars, courses, workshops, programs of study||$160/ day|
|Career Exposure Activities- Short-term Job Shadows, Informational Interview, etc Use Level System outlined above||See above|
|Career Learning Projects- Professional Portfolio, Career Path Presentation Use Level System outlined above||See above|
|Service-Learning Projects- Use Level System outlined above||See above|
|Academic Intervention Activities- Use Level System outlined above||See above|
Stephen Blackford, Senior Project Manager, Worksystems