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tryan@worksystems.org.
  • Date posted:
    October 13th, 2017
    A team of Worksystems staff braved the cold and rain to participate in the 4K charity run in support of Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS), an Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. (OIC) community-based alternative high school and one of our youth program contractors. Go team!// Read more
  • Date posted:
    October 11th, 2017
    The successful Community Benefits Agreement program - designed to increase opportunities for minorities and women on large scale public works construction projects - was featured in a recent addition of Street Roots News . Worksystems worked closely with numerous community based organizations, labor groups and pre-apprenticeship programs to develop this model that provides training for historically under-represented populations to prepare them for construction jobs and establishes hiring and contracting goals for public projects. We believe this is a powerful tool to help promote workforce...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    October 11th, 2017
    Worksystems Executive Director Andrew McGough was one of nearly 100 delegates from the Portland region who attended a best practices trip to Brooklyn, NY last week. The group learned about innovative approaches to workforce development, transportation, economic development and strategies to address homelessness. The delegation consisted of a mix of public and private sector professionals and the trip provided ample opportunity to discuss issues that parallel those in our region and explore effective solutions that we can implement here.// Read more
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    October 9th, 2017
    Manufacturing Day was celebrated across the country on October 6, 2017 and our region was no exception. Over 700 students grades 7-12 attended events at 20 different area businesses where youth toured manufacturing facilities, received equipment demos, and had a chance to speak with employees to learn more about modern day manufacturing practices with the goal of encouraging more young people to enter careers in the industry. Manufacturing Day featured in Gresham Outlook and Portland Tribune ! Thank you to our business partners! Oregon Aero * PCC Structurals * Graphic Packaging * Microchip...// Read more