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Career Planning Help

If you have been laid off from work and need help, visit the Rogue Workforce Partnership
Layoff Support for Workers site for possible resources or click the “Send us a message” button below.

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Worksource Rogue Valley can help start or build your career, resumes, interviewing, on-the-job paid training, paying for training or high school/GED assistance

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Are you 24 or younger looking for help getting a degree (GED or college) or starting a career?  Project Youth+ might be able to help.

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Check out Career Resources including articles related to Job Market Data and Career Decisions.

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Need help with your resume or interviewing, try our Job Prep resources.

Unsure of what path to take? Try the Oregon Career Information System (CIS)

YouScience uses proprietary artificial intelligence to uncover student aptitudes, then connect these aptitudes to careers and educational pathways designed to help students find relevance in school and confidence beyond.

Explore “Connecting Oregon Students With the Careers of Tomorrow“,  a report by YouScience (published in 2023).

Rogue Community College (RCC) – “Holland Codes” People and Work Styles is an online assessment providing feedback on personality traits, preferences, possible career paths and links to available RCC trainings related to matched occupations. 

General Search Tools

Want to search Indeed for all occupations in the Rogue Valley? Click the Search Indeed button.

Want to learn more about Occupations, click the QualityInfo button.

Need help with your resume or interviewing?  Click the Job Preparation button below.

Need more help finding a job or building your career?

Worksource Rogue Valley (WSRV)

Do you  need help starting or updating your career?  The local work centers (in Medford and Grants Pass) provide free coaching and help with employment search, resumes, interviewing (including online interviews), life coaching (personal and professional skills), scholarship opportunities, On-the-Job Training, and Internship opportunities.   Here are online options that they offer:

  • MyWorkSource – a personalized career planning site including:
    • tools to find jobs
    • help building resumes and portfolios
    • a budget planner
  • iMatchSkills – Oregon’s labor market application helping to connect job seekers with employers
  • Empower Launch Pad – workshops to help with soft skills that are vital to employment success, parenting, and long-term partnerships.
  • Foundational Skills Workshops – workshops to help with resumes, interviewing, networking and more.

Want to get started?  It is easy, you have choices:

  1. Click the “send us a message” icon in the lower right corner, WSRV will reach out to you and help.
  2. Send an email
  3. Call Jackson County 541-734-7533 or Josephine County 541-471-3811


QualityInfo.Org is Oregon’s labor market information warehouse.  From here you can search for occupations and learn about:

  • wage ranges
  • area employment numbers (and expected changes in the next 10 years)
  • any requirements for the profession (education, knowledge, skills, abilities, licenses, or certifications)
  • schools or trainings
  • possible jobs related to the occupation

Explore Specific Occupations or try their Career Explorer to look at all occupations in the Region.

Oregon CIS

Oregon CIS provides resources for careers related to schools and adult job seekers.  Creating an account is easy, just choose what fits you the best (K-12 schools, college, or adult) then start exploring (career information, trainings, entrepreneurs, and a variety of assessments to help you learn more about yourself and then make informed decisions related to your career.


O*NET is the National source of occupational information (that QualityInfo draws from) including overviews, wages, any requirements (education, knowledge, skills, abilities, licenses or certifications).  Here are few helpful links:

  • Key Word Search: do you have passions and not sure what occupations match with them?  Use this Search function by entering a few words that describe what you like to do.
  • Browse Industries Careers: use this tool to search broad industries (such as Construction) to show specific occupations.

Project Youth+

Project Youth+ prepares low-income, first-generation, and under-represented youth to thrive in school, careers and life.  Youth and young adults (through age 24) are supported in learning about themselves, applying self-awareness toward school and careers.  Additionally, youth are guided to reach their full academic potential while preparing them for a successful transition from high school or GED to college and the workforce.  Project Youth+ offers financial training and support in addition to connecting participants with partner agencies and employers.  For more information click HERE.

Online Application for Project Youth+

The Script (Southern Oregon)

The Script (Southern Oregon) is an internship program matching current college students of Oregon who are Pell Grant eligible and are from rural communities in Oregon or who’ve graduated within the last year with local employers.


ImpactOregon is a website where you’ll find hundreds of careers to choose from in the developmental disabilities field that make a real difference. Supported by the Oregon Office of Developmental Disabilities.

YesEmpower “Launch Pad”

YesEmpower offers personal effectiveness and employability “soft skills” through a live online workshop, visit the Launch Pad website or view a flyer.  They also provide one-on-one coaching.  Want more information?  Click the “Happy to Help” button to text or message WorkSource Rogue Valley, who can help with the next steps.

Medford Drop

The Medford Drop is staffed by peer support specialists who are committed to helping young adults empower themselves and successfully transition into adulthood.  The Medford Drop is operated by Youth Era with support from Kairos and Jackson County Mental Health

Considering an Apprenticeship, On-the-Job Training, or an Internship?
Scroll down to learn more about each.


Oregon Government (Apprenticeship and Training Division)

located in Portland with a Medford office: (541) 776-6201,

Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Online Application for Ashland, Phoenix, and Medford Schools.

Questions about the MPACT program?  Email Larina Warnock

On-the-Job Trainings

An On-the-Job (OJT) training allows you to be hired by an employer and receive training while you work.  The employer is compensated by grant dollars to offset your time in training.  Unlike the Apprenticeship, you do not have to be enrolled in an Apprenticeship program.

Contact WorkSource Rogue Valley to learn about an On-the-Job Training (OJT) or
click the “Send us a message link” below to ask for more information.


Internships (sometimes called Work Experience) are temporary jobs where you receive training from an employer.
Internships can be either paid or not paid.

Explore Local Internship options or
click the “Send us a message link” below to ask for more information

Grants Pass High School Internships

Grants Pass High School offers Internships through its Career Academy.

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)

View ODOT transportation internship opportunities in the Rogue Valley or for all of Oregon.

Project Youth Plus

Project Youth Plus provides paid and unpaid work experiences for youth (14-24), to see if you are eligible, visit their Career Build site.

The Script (Southern Oregon)

The Script (Southern Oregon) is an internship program matching current college students of Oregon who are Pell Grant eligible and are from rural communities in Oregon or who’ve graduated within the last year with local employers.

Federal or State Resources for College Students

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Southern Oregon University Educational Pathways

See the different Micro-Credentials that SOU offers by clicking the SOU Micro-Credentials button.

See the different programs that SOU offers by clicking the SOU Majors button.

Want more information on SOU admissions and tuition? Click the SOU Prospective Students button to learn more.

Do you have questions about SOU scholarships?  Click the SOU Financial Aid button to learn more.

SOU has a career planning page too, click the SOU Careers button to learn more.

Rogue Community College Educational Pathways

Visit the RCC TRIO to help with creating your college plan, help with academic success, and overcoming academic difficulties.  Click the RCC TRIO button.  View a flyer.

See the different programs that RCC offers by clicking the RCC Guided Pathways button.

Need help starting your education pathway at RCC?  Click the Getting Started at RCC button to connect with their friendly staff.

Financial Aid advisors are available to support your eligibility/application process and answer any questions. To learn more, click the Connect with an RCC Financial Aid Advisor button.

STEP at Rogue is offered to students who have a qualifying degree with a specific job in mind and are currently receiving SNAP benefits (and not TANF-Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). Students in the STEP program will receive paid support services, career coaching and many other support services.  Click the STEP at Rogue button for more information.

RCC Career and Technical Education: certificate programs through Rogue Community College that can be earned within 12 to 24 months including apprenticeships.  Click the RCC CTE button for more information.

Need help planning your career? RCC Counselors provide students with relevant career information, tools, and resources. Click the Career Counseling at RCC button for preparation and development support.

Oregon State University (OSU) Educational Pathways

See the different programs that OSU offers and career development by clicking the OSU Majors button.

For admissions information at OSU including virtual tours, click the OSU Admissions button.

For financial aid information at OSU, click the OSU Financial Aid button.

University of Oregon (UO) Educational Pathways

Take a virtual tour of the University, request more information, submit an application and check out their financial aid opportunities by clicking the UO Admissions button.

See a list of UO programs by clicking the UO Majors button.

Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Educational Pathways

See a list of OHSU programs by clicking the OHSU Majors button.

The Explore Science Education site at OHSU provides resources for students and employers interested in the field of of science.  To learn more, click the OHSU Explore Science Education button.

For admissions and financial aid information, click the OHSU Admissions button.

Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) Educational Pathways

See a list of OHSU programs by clicking the OIT Majors button.

OIT offers a college credit program for high school students, learn more by clicking the OIT Dual Credit button.

For admissions and financial aid information, click the OIT Admissions button.