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    Worksystems convenes partners, designs programs, coordinates services, and invests funds to help job seekers acquire the skills they need to support themselves and to meet the staffing needs of regional industry. The region's public workforce development system - WorkSource Portland Metro (WSPM) - serves as our primary investment vehicle and we provide oversight to ensure the highest quality services. We are continually working to integrate workforce programs and services funded by other partner agencies into the public system to align resources, increase efficiency, and generate better...// Read more
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    The Workforce Development Board (WDB) is a unique public/private partnership representing the City of Portland, Multnomah and Washington counties. The WDB brings together local elected officials, private sector leaders, public agencies, education, labor, and community-based organizations to focus on regional workforce development and related community issues. Board members are appointed by the local elected officials with majority representation coming from the private sector including the Chair and Vice Chair. Staffed and supported by Worksystems, the WDB's primary goal is to build a...// Read more
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    Bay area native Sierra Haager dropped out of high school to work in the world of indie music. In 2013 when the cost of living in San Francisco became more than she could handle, she and her husband moved to Portland. There they started a record label working day and night in their living room. Although they were getting by, they were anxious to acquire the technology skills that they had come to associate with upward mobility. Both considered themselves to be total beginners. They began learning new technology skills through Code Oregon in July, 2014 and quickly completed a variety of courses...// Read more
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    Health Careers NW supports career growth and progress in seven healthcare fields by offering one-on-one career coaching, career exploration in the healthcare fields, training that results in an employer- or industry-recognized credential as well as job search and placement assistance. Health Careers NW is made possible by a five-year Health Profession Opportunity (HPOG) Grant. Authorized by the Affordable Care Act, the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program provides education and training to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program...// Read more