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  1. Opportunity Internship Program (OIP) December 16, 2009

  2. Meeting Objectives • Overview of OIP • Solicit input on program design • Identify any challenges and solutions • Gauge district interest in participation

  3. Program Overview Goal: Incent students to pursue post-secondary training in demand industries and occupations through internships and grants for college tuition and fees. • 90 hour internships to 100 sophomores, juniors, and seniors in SW Washington; with stipend • Free and reduced lunch eligible • Manufacturing, high tech, construction, transportation, logistics, health care; STEM related occupations • Completers receive a State Need Grant for first year of college in WA

  4. Eligible students • Sophomores, juniors, seniors • 16 years of age • Qualify for free and reduced lunch • Interested in pursuing career in targeted industry or occupation • Commitment to pursue post-secondary education in a related field

  5. State Need Grant • Pays for tuition and fees at Washington accredited post-secondary institutions, including apprenticeship expenses • Student must complete the FAFSA to apply; SWWDC will submit OIP participant names • Funds are limited; early application critical to receiving funds • Must be used within 12 months of high school graduation


  6. Program Administration • Overall Program Administration – SWWDC • Employer recruitment – nConnect NW • Student support – SW Washington STEM Coach • Educational Partner – School districts who want to participate and can facilitate WBL requirements An MOU will outline specific roles and responsibilities

  7. 3 ways to access OIP • SW Washington STEM Coach • Free and reduced lunch • Non health care related • ESD 112-Youth Workforce Program • WIA eligible • Existing internships that meet criteria and approved by SWWDC • Case-by-case basis; must enroll with STEM Coach for eligibility and tracking

  8. Next Steps (ASAP) • Identify districts who want to participate • Identify number of youth districts expect to be able to recruit (eligible, interested, committed) • Review and finalize MOUs • Begin student and employer recruitment • Facilitate student FAFSA completion