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    The On-the-Job Training Program (OJT) is a "hire-first" program that reimburses a company for the cost of training a new employee. Companies can use OJTs to hire and train promising job candidates who have some - but not all - of the skills necessary for the job. A rigorous training plan is put in place to ensure that the employee has the skills needed to be successful, contributing to long term retention. The OJT program is an efficient way to move unemployed workers more quickly into jobs and provide them with transportable skills and a cost effective way to help local businesses develop...// Read more
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    BankWork$ is an innovative partnership between Worksystems and local financial institutions to provide free training for those interested in a career in the banking industry. The 8-week program is designed to help low-income and underserved communities prepare for in-demand jobs in financial services starting at the branch level. You don't need a degree or prior experience. Program participants receive occupational job training and learn the necessary soft skills to be successful in the banking industry. Ongoing coaching and mentoring to help with career advancement is also available...// Read more
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    TechRise PDX is designed to prepare young adults (ages 18 – 29) with barriers to employment to enter and advance in local tech occupations. The program aims to increase the representation of women and people of color in tech occupations. TechRise PDX provides career coaching, support services, career exploration, occupational training and other services to help participants secure tech jobs in the Portland metro area. TechRise PDX is funded in part by a $3,997,717 TecHire grant from the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. TechRise PDX started in July 2016 and is...// Read more
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    Worksystems, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that pursues and invests resources to improve the quality of the workforce in the City of Portland, Multnomah and Washington Counties. We develop policies and design workforce development programs and services delivered through a network of local partners to help people get the skills, training and education they need to go to work or to advance in their careers. Our partners include employers, labor groups, government, community colleges, high schools, community-based and economic development organizations. Our mission is to coordinate a...// Read more