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Clackamas Workforce Partnership

Resources for Job Seekers

The Clackamas Workforce Partnership makes critical investments in workforce training and education so that businesses can be competitive and prosperous. Through these investments, the following partners have services that can help you develop your skills for today's high demand jobs:

WorkSource Clackamas: Worksource Clackamas provides the following job seeker training resources:

  • Skills Assessment - includes all assessment tools
  • Career Information – labor market data on hot jobs and the skills needed to succeed
  • Workforce Consultations – counseling to determine a plan of action to obtain and/or improve skills
  • Career Search – helps to match the skills with the right job and career path via workshops, job search methods, resume writing, interviewing etc.
  • Job Training and Education – supports the building of skills through job training and education options
  • Laid Off Worker Assistance – assists dislocated workers with an evaluation of their current skill sets, identification of transferable skills and options to support them during their transitional times

For more information contact WorkSource Clackamas at 971-673-6400.

Community Solutions: Community Solutions of Clackamas County focuses on increasing the employability and wage potential of special populations, including individuals managing a mental illness, people with corrections histories, people on public assistance, veterans, and the long-term unemployed. Offered education and training programs include:

  • Self Sufficiency Programs
  • Clackamas County Community Corrections
  • Clackamas County Veterans Workforce
  • Employment Training

For more information contact Lori Mack, Community Partnership Manager, at 503-655-8843 or by email at lorimac@clackamas.us.

Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO): IRCO provides culturally-appropriate outreach, support and career development, training and employment services to non-English speaking (with an emphasis on Spanish speaking), Clackamas County residents to ensure they attain, retain and advance in employment. IRCO is located at 1301 NE Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97220.

For more information contact Josie Majuri, Workforce Specialist, at 971-271-6467, or by email at josiem@irco.org.

Workforce Development Services: A department within Clackamas Community College, Workforce Development Services operates as part of the WorkSource Oregon network of workforce experts across the state, and is committed to providing excellent employment and training services for Clackamas County businesses and job seekers. The workforce experts prepare job seekers for high demand jobs and connect them to employers through career planning, training and placement services. These services are at no cost to Clackamas County residents.

For more information contact Roni Wilhelm, Associate Director, at 971-673-6412 or 503-594-3450, or by email at roniw@clackamas.edu.

Oregon Work Ready: As part of Oregon's Certified Work Ready Communities (CWRC) initiative, the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is a portable credential that demonstrates achievement and a certain level of workplace employability skills in math, locating information, and reading.

The Oregon certificate complements credentials such as a high school diploma, industry certificate or college degree. Proof of academic achievement is an important factor in hiring. As a certification of your foundational workplace skills, the Oregon certificate gives a business additional insight into your qualifications.

Earning the certificate demonstrates your willingness and ability to prove the skills important to today's workplace. It gives you a competitive edge whether you are applying for a job or working toward a promotion.

National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) Video: Click below to view a 4 minute video that helps explain the National Career Readiness Certificate.

For more information contact Amy Black at amy.black@clackamasworkforce.org or call 503-477-2023.


About Clackamas Workforce Partnership

Clackamas Workforce Partnership, formerly known as Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County, is a nonprofit organization which serves as an advocate for workforce development within Clackamas County and the State of Oregon. Our mission is to address critical workforce, educational, and training challenges, and develop a skilled workforce that meets the needs of businesses and strengthens the local economy of Clackamas County. Learn more about us.