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  • Date posted:
    April 28th, 2017
    On April 27, the Tech Jobs Tour made a stop in Portland and drew over 400 people. Worksystems was a featured speaker at the event and spoke to the crowd about IT job training and employment opportunities in the Portland Metro Region. Attendees participated in a career fair, speed mentoring, product demos, a coding bootcamp, and engaged in ultra-diverse networking. Numerous local tech companies attended looking to connect with local job seekers. There are currently 1000+ tech job postings in the Portland Metro Region. The Tech Jobs Tour was hosted by Tech Hire , a national effort to expand...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 14th, 2017
    Workforce Development Board member Pam Treece traveled to DC as part of a Washington County delegation to meet with elected officials and discussed the importance of funding to support workforce development. She stressed the need to continue funding programs that support training skilled workers in our region. The theme of the discussion was a quote from Ronald Reagan, "The best social service program is a job." The challenge we face is to have a trained workforce that meets the skill requirements of today's job market so job seekers can be successfully matched to open positions in the...// Read more
  • 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:
    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