Cale Bruckner //

Experience Oregon Tech, The Elevate Edition

Someone sits on top of a rock overlooking a fork in the road.

Header Image: Photo by Unsplash contributor Justin Luebke

Education is in our DNA at Concentric Sky. You can see it in our work, our company culture, and in how we invest. We live it, breath it, and give back to it everyday. I can honestly say that this company wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for our shared passion for contributing to this space.

Investing in education programs, with our time or money, is one of the ways we give back. We look for programs that are outcomes oriented and often focused on closing the skills gap. Elevate Lane County is a great example of a local program that met these requirements.

Elevate Lane County is helping Lane County high-school students see what life after school could be like through job shadow and internship programs with companies offering high-demand, high-wage jobs in our community. It’s a great way to give kids a taste of what’s ahead and a reason to stay in school.

We’ve had a number of students job shadow our employees and it’s always a mutually beneficial experience. The students love interacting directly with our engineers, designers and project managers and our employees feel good about having had an opportunity to share some of what they’ve learned with an impressionable young person considering career paths. Below, I’ve included a letter a student recently sent us after having completed a job shadow. You can see the impression the experience had on this student.

A hand-written thank you letter.

Thursday, May 17th, more than 150 students from all over Lane County will visit our offices as part of the Experience Oregon Tech, Elevate Edition event. We can’t wait and we’re looking forward to sharing more of our experiences, and hopefully a bit of wisdom, with this new generation of learners.