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  • Date posted:
    April 5th, 2017
    Worksystems is pleased to announce a free eight-week training course designed to prepare unemployed or under-employed people for careers in information technology. Through a partnership with CompTIA, a global IT trade group, the free training course called IT-Ready offers a hands-on learning experience and graduates will earn an industry recognized A+ credential and acquire the professional soft skills necessary to succeed in the industry. Program graduates will also receive job placement assistance. IT-Ready Featured in the Portland Business Journal Classes will be offered through WorkSource...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 5th, 2017
    On behalf of the Construction Manager/General Contractors for the Multnomah County Central Courthouse and Health Department Headquarters projects, we are seeking proposals from qualified and experienced Pre−Apprenticeship Training Programs with a strong history of serving disadvantaged and under-represented people, including people of color, women, and low income people, to provide foundational construction training and employment services to targeted populations for the purpose of growing the region’s diverse registered apprenticeship pool. Proposals must be received by noon on Monday, May 8...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    March 31st, 2017
    30,000 Opportunity Youth (those age 16-24 neither working nor in school) need your help! The unemployment rate for young people continues to be at a historic high. Opportunity Youth cost tax payers in our area between $200 - $400 million in lost tax revenues and increased costs of social services annually. We need to connect these youth to jobs, schools and communities. When we engage young people in opportunities that are relevant and rewarding, they prosper and our community grows stronger. Worksystems and the Portland Development Commission are proposing changes to our co-funded youth...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    November 18th, 2016
    An influx of training resources is heading to the Portland Metropolitan region to help under-served populations prepare for careers in health care. The Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative (CWWC), a partnership between Clackamas Workforce Partnership, Workforce Southwest Washington and Worksystems, has been awarded a $6 million grant that will train and place historically under-represented populations into health care occupations with a solid career path. Long-term unemployed, people of color, English language learners, people with disabilities, low-income residents, and other...// Read more