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OYA Training Academy

About Us

The Oregon Youth Authority Training Academy is the training and development unit for the Oregon Youth Authority. We implement and track essential training for OYA staff and community partners. We provide not only in-house developed trainings but also collaborative training with vendors and partners. 

The training we facilitate is for new and veteran staff of all levels. We also provide on-going training on new and updated agency policies and rules.  
Our Vision: To be the preferred collaborative resource for agency employees and partners to develop the skills and attitudes needed to support youth in becoming productive members of the community.

How to Find Us

We are located at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST):
4190 Aumsville Hwy SE
Salem, OR 97317

Guide to Attending the Academy

Check out our Welcome to the Academy publication for more about general rules, schedules, the dormitories, and more.

Workday Learning

Online training for OYA staff and partners is conducted via Workday Learning.Logo showing a hand with leaves above it and the word Learning beneath it

How to Take Required Training in Workday

Contact Us

Phone: 503-378-3787
Fax: 503-378-4813

Academy Director

José Guardado, 503-378-4091

Training and Development Specialists

Caleb Bronemann, 503-378-4091

Chris Fought, 503-378-2233

Heather Phillips, 503-378-2595

Ed Thomas, 503-378-2231

Travis Wren503-378-2347

Office Support