My New Career: How Training Supports My GoalsNovember 29th, 2018
Inspiring story from a customer pursuing occupational training in the healthcare sector. // Read more
Worksystems Child Care Support for Training Participants Featured on KGW!October 16th, 2018
Child care is the #1 barrier preventing job seekers from completing training - especially single parents. Worksystems has secured additional resources from the Oregon Department of Human Services to support the child care needs of workforce training participants and it has made a world of difference.
Hear Jessica's story! // Read more
Worksystems Reboot Training Program Featured on KGW!October 10th, 2018
Worksystems, our training programs and partners are being featured in KGW's month long "Get Ahead" campaign focused on the economy and labor market. // Read more
Isis' Journey from Incarceration to ElectricianFebruary 9th, 2018
Isis discusses her journey from being formerly incarcerated to an apprentice electrician. She describes a day in the life of an electrician and the challenges of being an African American female on the job. Her words of encouragement will inspire others to pursue this very rewarding career.
Visit www.CareersNW.org to explore other careers and learn about training programs to prepare for them. // Read more
Self-Sufficiency Report Featured on KATU NewsFebruary 7th, 2018
Our report on self-sufficiency in Multnomah & Washington counties featured on KATU news! Self-sufficiency is a measure of how much income a family of a certain composition living in a given place must earn to meet their basic needs without public or private subsidies. // Read more
A conversation about diversity in the workplaceFebruary 6th, 2018
Worksystems convened a group of diverse people to discuss their experience of being a minority in the workplace. This powerful video provides insights into the challenges they face. Shot on location at Blank Slate Restaurant in NE Portland. // Read more
Stories from the Economic Opportunity ProgramFebruary 5th, 2018
When housing and employment systems align, great outcomes for real people happen. This work builds a diverse workforce and creates opportunities for all to thrive. Check out the inspiring results!
Thanks to all of our partners who work with us to make the Economic Opportunity Program a success: A Home for Everyone, Central City Concern, City of Portland, Constructing Hope, El Programa Hispano, Home Forward, Human Solutions, IRCO, Meyer Memorial Trust, Multnomah County, Oregon Tradeswomen, Prosper Portland, Self Enhancement, SE Works, Urban League. // Read more
Aligning Workforce & Housing SystemsDecember 13th, 2017
Worksystems and our partners discuss the importance of rent assistance to training and employment outcomes for participants experiencing housing instability. // Read more
Community Benefits Agreement SummitDecember 6th, 2017
Leaders from around the Portland Metro region coming together to talk about the Community Benefits Agreement and how best to use this powerful tool to help connect minorities and women to the construction trades. // Read more
Community Benefits AgreementDecember 6th, 2017
Video discussing the City of Portland's Community Benefits Agreement - how it works and why it's important! // Read more