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Clackamas Workforce Partnership

CWP Awarded Department of Labor Grant

The Clackamas Workforce Partnership (CWP) is the recipient of a $500,000 US Department of Labor Linking to Employment Activities Pre-release (LEAP2) Specialized American Job Centers (AJCs) grant. Funds from the grant will be used to develop and operate a specialized jail-based AJCs (locally referred to as WorkSource Clackamas) in partnership with Clackamas County, Clackamas County Sherriff’s Office, Community Corrections, Oregon Employment Department and Clackamas Community College. CWP and its existing partnerships will infuse workforce services into the County Jail by delivering pre- and post-release services to 200 soon-to-be released inmates through the LEAP2 project. Using a proven strengths based, person-centered case management approach, inmates will identify their strengths and barriers to successful job entry upon release. Service strategies will be customized to address each individual’s unique barriers and strengths in order to help them find jobs, keep jobs and retain jobs, lessening their chance of recidivating.

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Posted on June 29, 2016.

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.