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    Worksystems wants all youth to be college and career ready. Visit our site careersnw.org to explore careers in manufacturing, health care, tech and construction! Our youth workforce investments support a system - the Career Connect Network - that prepares young people for post-secondary education and career-ladder employment. Our focus is on college preparation, career exploration, work-readiness training and work experience to help young people understand the relevance of classroom learning. The youth supported by our funding are motivated and want to reconnect with school or work, but face...// Read more
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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
    Tags: Construction
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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