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    Program The Green Careers Training Project provided low-income individuals, unemployed people of color, homeless, veterans, and ex-offenders with valuable training and resources to help secure living wage jobs in emerging green industries. It was a $4 million collaboration between Worksystems and 19 community partners. Impact Worksystems and its partners worked together to train over 400 men and women—300 of which were quickly placed in a well-paying job. The project accelerated their careers and drove economic growth in the community by improving the quality of our workforce and infusing the...// Read more
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    Anab participated in our youth employment program SummerWorks for several years providing community outreach and organizing in her own neighborhood. Originally from Somalia, Anab moved to the United States when she was 7 years old. As part of Multnomah County's STRYVE (Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere) program, Anab’s internship focused on promoting healthy activities and building community among the neighborhood’s diverse immigrant residents. Upon completing SummerWorks 2016, Anab enrolled in a local career prep program and registered for classes at Portland Community College to...// Read more
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    Reboot NW is a $8.5M four-year grant that will train 850 long-term unemployed residents and 150 career-seeking veterans for jobs in the manufacturing and IT sectors. The grant will fund occupational skills training while fast-tracking participants through industry credentialing and certification programs, giving them the in-demand skills needed by area employers. Program participants can receive paid work experiences, career coaching, job placement assistance, and on-the job training to help Reboot their careers. Reboot is funded through October, 2018. Clackamas Workforce Partnership and...// Read more
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    Worksystems convenes partners, designs programs, coordinates services, and invests funds to help job seekers acquire the skills they need to support themselves and to meet the staffing needs of regional industry. The region's public workforce development system - WorkSource Portland Metro (WSPM) - serves as our primary investment vehicle and we provide oversight to ensure the highest quality services. We are continually working to integrate workforce programs and services funded by other partner agencies into the public system to align resources, increase efficiency, and generate better...// Read more