We believe work is a great way for students to develop and explore new skills, learn to live a balanced life, and practice personal responsibility.
Dragonfly provides support for students who wish to work throughout their stay. Staff provide guidance through exploring interests and résumé and interview workshops. Dragonfly Transitions provides structured vocational training through its cafe, A Leap of Taste.
Outside of Dragonfly, there are ample work opportunities for students throughout Klamath Falls and Ashland. Each campus is located right outside the downtown area which is also home to many local restaurants, hotels, gyms, and other small businesses. Students attending classes at Oregon Tech have access to a Career Services Center, which offers career advising, internship opportunities, workshops, résumé writing help, and campus recruitment. A regional WorkSource Oregon can also help students find a job.
Dragonfly Transitions vocation also offers small work opportunities around its campus, ranging from cleaning jobs to groundskeeping and house maintenance.
Every student has their own unique process — Some students jump right into finding employment, while others ease into it as they progress through the phases of the program. It is most common for students to wait until Phase II. Some students don’t seek employment at all, instead they focus their efforts on academics or other aspects of independent life.