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  • Date posted:
    October 15th, 2014
    Worksystems, in collaboration with the Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County and the SW Washington Workforce Development Council, has been awarded $8.5 million for the Reboot NW initiative which will train 850 long-term unemployed residents and 150 career-seeking veterans for jobs in the manufacturing and IT sectors. Grant partners will implement targeted outreach to identify 1,000 participants seeking employment in the manufacturing or IT sectors who need skill development to obtain employment. The grant will fund critical occupational skill training while fast-tracking...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    October 7th, 2014
    We are excited to announce the release of the 2014 Self Sufficiency Standard for Oregon Counties. Developed by Dr. Diana Pearce, Director of the Center for Women's Welfare at the University of Washington, the Self-Sufficiency Standard measures how much income a family of a certain composition in a given place in Oregon must earn to meet their basic needs, without public or private subsidies. The standard factors in the cost of six basic needs calibrated to the specific costs for a particular county in Oregon: child care, food, health, housing, transportation, and miscellaneous. The standard...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    June 16th, 2014
    By 2020, there will be one million more computer programming jobs in the U.S. than workers to fill them, and 10,000 of those jobs will be in the Portland metro region. To close the skills gap and prepare area residents with the skills needed to land these jobs, Worksystems has teamed up with Treehouse to build the region's future technology workforce through Code Oregon . Today's Code Oregon launch marks the region's most aggressive workforce development program. It provides free coding education to 10,000 Portland metro area residents through Treehouse's online learning platform. Worksystems...// Read more
    Tags: High Tech
  • Date posted:
    June 12th, 2014
    Worksystems has partnered with ADX to offer low-income young adults the opportunity to participate in an innovative program to learn real-world manufacturing and engineering concepts - all over the course of a weekend. From Saturday, May 31 to Sunday, June 1, eleven (11) youth were given the opportunity to rebuild and electrify "Conscious Commuter" e-bicycles in a hands-on learning environment designed to inspire and create the makers and builders of tomorrow. "This STEM project is a great example of a creative way to engage and expose young people to careers in manufacturing and engineering...// Read more