What is Control Tower?
Control Tower is a regional program offered through Willamette ESD, that allows educators and industry a way to more effectively manage connecting students with employers for quality career connected learning experiences. We serve districts in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties who opt into the service via their local service plan. Our services specifically cater to providing opportunities in the areas of career exploration, preparation and training. As part of the Control Tower service, participating districts receive a subscription to a work based learning software, called Transeo. This houses our job board, facilitates work based learning paperwork, and provides a work-readiness hub for students.
Our Work with Students
We believe that Career Connected Learning gives students the chance to explore careers, prepare for the workforce, gain valuable work experience, and make informed decisions about their future. We work to provide a variety of experiences that connect students to industry while they are in high school. Are you a student looking for some career experience? Check out the Job Board!
Our Work with Educators
Work readiness starts in the classroom and continues into the workplace. So educators play an important role in helping prepare students for their future careers. We work to equip educators with resources to teach soft skills (Oregon Employability Skills) in the classroom, to raise awareness about jobs in today’s workforce, and to connect with industry to provide career related opportunities for students. Ready to get your students connected with experiences? Check out Transeo!
Our Work with Industry
Industry involvement in high school is a critical piece of preparing the next generation of students for the workforce. We connect businesses, associations and workforce boards with practical ways to be involved in education. We work to provide the infrastructure for industry partners to help develop work ready employees at a high school level. Are you an industry partner wanting to be involved? Check out the Industry Hub!