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  • Date posted:
    October 4th, 2019
    October is Manufacturing month and over the past several years, Worksystems has partnered with regional workforce development agencies, schools, and employers to provide opportunities for youth to explore careers in manufacturing. Once again, our local businesses are making themselves available for area students to come onto their production floors, stamping facilities and shipyards (to name a few places), and learn about the manufacturing pathways which exist as a way to build a career upon graduation. A full list of tour opportunities is in the booklet below. Over the next decade, over 2...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    September 30th, 2019
    Worksystems, Workforce SW Washington, and SE Works, have announced a new partnership to launch CareerWork$ Medical in the greater Portland area beginning on October 15th. This innovative healthcare career job program offers free, eight-week training, placement assistance, and ongoing coaching to provide the support young adults need for not only getting the job, but advancing in a career. The comprehensive curriculum was co-developed by healthcare employers and community-based organizations to ensure both participant and employer success. This effort is a priority of the Sheri and Les Biller...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    September 6th, 2019
    Worksystems is currently managing a suite of training activities - referred to as the Community Construction Training Program - that is explicitly focused on training women and people of color for the construction trades. Through investments made by local contractors and public agencies, 278 people have been trained for a career in the construction industry over the last two years. 83% are women and people of color. The current investors include Hoffman and JE Dunn , through their work on two Multnomah County Project Labor Agreement Projects, Metro and Mortenson on the Hyatt Convention Center...// Read more
    Tags: Construction
  • Date posted:
    August 1st, 2019
    The Metropolitan Alliance for Workforce Equity (MAWE) has been selected to receive a Building Diversity award from the Daily Journal of Commerce ! MAWE is an historic partnership between community-based organizations who advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the construction sector, certified pre-apprenticeship programs, the Carpenters, Operating Engineers, Laborers, other Building Trades unions, and diverse construction contractors. Worksystems supports and coordinates the efforts of the coalition. MAWE works to promote economic opportunity and equity in workforce and contracting and...// Read more