Worksystems is pleased to announce the investment of $11.3 million to fund workforce development programs and services including occupational training, job placement, college and career preparation, work-based learning, and a variety of skill building and job readiness activities in the City of Portland, Multnomah and Washington counties.
These resources are intended to help get and keep people working and ensure that our workforce has the skills they need to support themselves and the regional economy. Worksystems' most recent round of investments have been awarded to the following agencies:
|Career Enlightenment, LLC||$32,000|
|Central City Concern||$200,000|
|Hillsboro School District||$466,000|
|Housing Authority of Washington County||$79,000|
|Human Solutions/Self Enhancement, Inc||$160,000|
|Immigrant Refugee Community Organization||$1,385,000|
|Labor's Community Service Agency||$60,000|
|Mt Hood Community College||$1,472,000|
|Native American Youth and Family Center||$200,000|
|New Avenues for Youth||$300,000|
|Oregon Human Development Corporation||$235,000|
|Oregon Tradeswomen/Constructing Hope||$150,000|
|Portland Community College||$3,858,991|
|Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC)||$450,000|
"Every year, the resources that we invest through community partners help more than 75,000 people improve their skills, find jobs or advance their careers," said Andrew McGough, Executive Director of Worksystems. "This results in more than $1.1 billion generated in annual wages for the region's workers and economy."
These resources are made available through competitive grants secured by Worksystems, funding from the Department of Labor, and partnerships with the Portland Housing Bureau and Portland Development Commission. Since 1998, Worksystems has invested more than $300 million directly into the community to get people working, keep them working and make sure that businesses have the talent they need to thrive.