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Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative Receives $6M “America’s Promise’ Grant from the Department of Labor

PORTLAND-SW WASHINGTON (November 18, 2016) – An influx of training resources is heading to the Portland Metropolitan region to help under-served populations prepare for careers in health care.

The Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative (CWWC), a partnership between Clackamas Workforce Partnership, Workforce Southwest Washington and Worksystems, has been awarded a $6 million grant that will train and place historically under-represented populations into health care occupations with a solid career path. Long-term unemployed, people of color, English language learners, people with disabilities, low-income residents, and other populations facing barriers to employment will be a focus for the training resources.

For the entire press release, please click - Full Press Release announcing that CWP, Workforce Southwest Washington and Worksystems awarded $6 million grant.

Posted on November 18, 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.