The mission of the Muckleshoot College and Career Education Opportunities Program is to introduce Muckleshoot youth, ages 14 to 18 years old, to college and career information. Both academic training and practical experience will assist them in making informed decisions and taking the necessary action when choosing a career path. Careers within Muckleshoot Tribal enterprises will be the primary focus, but participants will have the opportunity to explore any career field in which they have interest. The College and Career Education Opportunities Program is a career exploration program that enables Muckleshoot enrolled youth to explore careers in a variety of professions and businesses. Through these experiences, youth gain the knowledge and confidence necessary for making future career and education decisions. The program involves many aspects, all designed to educate students in their career direction and choices.
Provide more outside job placements opportunities, Develop the CCEOP Youth Council, attend more Youth & Educational conferences, plan more college/university and businesses field trips to explore potential career paths. Obtain a consultant to assist with revamping CCEOP, revise and update the Program Policies and Procedures.
Of the 77 Youth Participants hired, 70 completed the program for 2022 Summer Session. The retention rate was 91% of the 77 participants who completed the Summer Program. Of the 55 Youth Participants hired, 43 actively participating within the School Session through June 2, 2023. The retention rate was 80% of the 55 participants currently active within the School Session Program.