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    Data show that construction has become a high-growth industry in the Portland Metro Area. In the next ten years, more than 15,000 new jobs are expected, outpacing other industries in the region. These are high paying jobs, averaging over $25 per hour. Current and future building trends, both public and private, are rapidly increasing the demand for skilled tradespeople in the region. One-fifth of the region’s construction workforce is at, or nearing, retirement age. Contractors are currently looking across the country to fill positions. How can we work together to address training and...// Read more
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    Thank you to our NextGen service providers who partner with us to provide career development services to our region's most underserved and vulnerable youth populations. NextGen service providers: Centro Cultural - Prosperidad Hillsboro School District – Alternative Programs Home Forward Immigrant Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) New Avenues for Youth Oregon Human Development Corporation (OHDC) - YouthSource Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC) Portland YouthBuilders (PYB) Additional youth system partners: Centennial High School David Douglas High School Gresham-Barlow...// Read more
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    SummerWorks is a locally funded public/private partnership that supports youth through their first work experience. The program is sponsored by Worksystems, City of Portland, Multnomah County, Washington County, City of Beaverton, TriMet, Portland Public Schools, Hillsboro School District, DHS, and private businesses that provides area youth ages 16 to 24 with enriching and constructive summer work experiences in the private, not for profit and government sectors. Though SummerWorks is a short-term employment and training program, our goal is to introduce our youth to employers who will...// Read more
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