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    Worksystems invests in a network of partners to improve the quality of the workforce. Every year, our investments help more than 75,000 people improve their skills, find jobs or advance their careers. Here are their stories. SummerWorks: Anab's Story Code Oregon: Sierra's Story Green Careers Training Project: Sary's Story Back to Work Oregon: Joanne's Story BankWork$: Patrick's Story BankWork$: Star's Story Economic Opportunity Program: Amy's Story Reboot NW: Charly's Story Health Careers Northwest: Teana's Story .// 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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    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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    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