Education & Training

Connect to Work Experience

Connect to Work Experience matches motivated workers with limited work history and/or experience in a specific career field with worksites that can provide training and on the job experience. This training and experience is then used as a foundation to support customers in their long-term employment goals. Learn more ›

Back to Work Oregon

Back to Work Oregon is a state wide initiative to help customers with a skill gap return to work , it also supports partnering employers with their recruitment and hiring need. Learn more ›

Drop-in Advising

This service is available for enrolled WorkSource customers to meet with a skills team advisor for questions related to training, employment, and/or supportive services. Please contact your local WorkSource office for information ›

Professional Immigrant Credential Program

Are you an immigrant or refugee with a professional degree or certificate from your country of origin? The Professional Immigrant Credential Program (PICP) is an employment program that works with you to obtain and maintain long term employment. Learn more ›

NCRC Certification

National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is a nationally recognized certificate that assesses work-related skills in three areas: math, reading, and locating information. The NCRC is a requirement for becoming a certified work ready customer through Talent Link and is strongly recommended by hundreds of region-wide employers. Please contact your local WorkSource office for information ›

Talent Link

Qualifying for WorkSource Portland Metro’s Talent Link identifies you as a work-ready job seeker and enters you into a priority pool for job matching. Please contact your local WorkSource office for information ›

Job Corps

Job Corps is a no cost education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. Participants must be at least 16 years old and qualify as low income. Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.

Job Corps orientations occur weekly at SE Works. Please check the SE Works calendar for more details or contact Grace Smith at