The Roseburg Salsa Model

Work + Learn = Program Success


Through various internal and external educational resources as well as important partnerships in the community, Roseburg Salsa Company has built a business model that bridges business and education.

  • Through work, students are exposed to the many facets of business and given first-hand experience as they perform such activities as marketing, customer service, kitchen duties, logistics and accounting.
  • Through our educational programs, students apply what they learn in their courses to their responsibilities in the business, turning work and learning into an integrated experience.


Through a partnership with the South Coast Employment Business Corporation and Coursera, we offer a paid vocational internship for young adults between the ages of 17 and 24 - an opportunity of a lifetime. We use performance coaching, feedback, and adaptive learning technology to mentor and develop a high-performing workforce that can excel in today’s job market. These interns are also given the opportunity to earn a vocational certificate and learn valuable skills eligible while gaining work experience.

Interested? Please send a simple letter of interest with your name, and contact information to for more information. 

High-Performance Challenge w/ CSM

We are advocates of the Core Skills Mastery certificate and have joined their efforts to transform communities into high-performing communities through their high-performance challenge. High performance empowers individuals to reach their full potential and unites the community with common purpose and possibility. Learn more about high performance here:

Girls Who Code was founded with a single mission: to close the gender gap in technology. According to founder Reshma Saujuani, “When girls learn to code, they become change agents in their communities. Whether it’s a game to illustrate the experience of an undocumented immigrant or a website to provide free college prep, our girls create technology that makes the world a better place.”

Interesting Info:

  • Tech jobs are among the fastest growing in the country, yet girls are being left behind. While interest in computer science ebbs over time, the biggest drop-off happens between the ages of 13-17.
  • The gender gap in computing has actually been getting worse since the 1980s. In 1984 37% of computer science graduates were women. Now that number is 18%
  • By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs available in computing-related fields. US graduates are on track to fill 29% of those jobs. Women are on track to fill just 3%.

Sponsored by a partnership with the Southwestern Oregon Workforce Investment Board, the Roseburg Girls Who Code Club meets at Roseburg Salsa Co. on Thursdays from 4:30pm-6:30pm.

Girls Who Code (GWC)

Our Valued Partners

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Southwestern Oregon Workforce investment Board

The Southwestern Oregon Workforce Investment Board is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that invests federal and state funds into the workforce system in Coos, Curry, and Douglas Counties. Learn more:

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WSouth Coast Business Employment Corporation

The South Coast Business Employment Corporation is a private, non-profit corporation serving the people and businesses of the Southern Oregon Coast since 1982. Whether you are looking for a job, qualified employees, transportation assistance, senior nutrition, health/in-home services or mentoring information; we can help. Learn more: