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    Worksystems coordinates a network of community-based organizations, known as NextGen , that provides career development services to many of our community’s most underserved and vulnerable youth populations. These include youth residents of public housing, youth experiencing housing instability and/or homelessness, youth of color, immigrants and refugees, LGBTQIA, youth in foster care, youth with juvenile just system involvement, and youth in poverty. Partners across our network work together toward the shared goal of helping the populations we serve to enter continued education or career-...// Read more
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    NW Promise is a $6 million four-year grant that seeks to train and place historically under-represented populations into Healthcare (HC) and Tech (IT) occupations with a solid career pathway into sustainable, living wage employment. Training resources are focused on the long-term unemployed, under-employed, incumbent workers, people of color, English language learners, people with disabilities, low-income residents, and other populations facing barriers to employment. Increasing workforce diversity in the healthcare field is seen as an important contributor to these goals and has been a key...// Read more
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    Joanne had worked in an office for several years until her company moved out of the Portland area and she was laid off. She went to WorkSource looking for help finding a new job and although she took advantage of several programs and services including attending career fairs and participating in job preparation workshops, she struggled to find employment. Joanne earned a silver level National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), which bolstered her confidence in her job search. Her Career Specialist at WorkSource encouraged her to apply for an opening in the accounting department at TCI...// Read more
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