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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This Corporation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized for both public and charitable purposes. The specific purposes for which this Corporation is organized are to manage, operate, guide, direct and promote

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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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South 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: