Tillamook PUD has a long standing history of supporting youth in Tillamook County. One example of this support is the College Work program. Since 1965, each year one graduating high school senior is selected to participate in this program.
The purpose of the program is to support a local student as they continue their educational goals. The selected student starts the program immediately following high school graduation and works during their school breaks.
Students begin the program by assisting tree trimming and line crews with tasks including: brush clearing, flagging and other duties as assigned. Students may also have the opportunity to work in the office, typically later in the program, performing general office tasks such as, working on special projects, data entry and assisting customers.
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and reside within the Tillamook PUD service area. The student must be at least 17 years old, have a valid driver’s license, graduate with a minimum 3.0 grade average and plan to achieve a two or four-year college degree or technical program certification.
The PUD Board of Directors interviews all applicants and bases its decision on academic achievement, educational/career goals, employment experience, extra-curricular activities and leadership qualities. An alternate is selected in the event the winning candidate cannot continue with the program.
The program recipient must attend school full time and maintain grades to satisfy college requirements. Failure to attend school will terminate the program.