If you want to make a career change or need to upgrade your skills for the current marketplace, check out the following listing of training and placement services, especially convenient to people living in North and Northeast Portland. They may just have what you want or need to get that right job for you!

Portland Community College – Cascade Campus PCCLogo_Cascade

Located in North Portland, Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus is known for its quality educational programs and close connections with neighborhood communities.

During the fall of 2014, the Cascade Campus will expand to include a workforce training center on Swan Island. The Swan Island center will be home to a variety of career and technical programs, including the PCC Pre-Apprenticeship, Facilities Maintenance Technology and Electrical Trades.

Swan Island Training Center

In May 2008, Vigor Industrial and PCC joined forces to open the Swan Island Training Center to help meet demand for workers. Skilled welders are a key labor component for manufacturing companies and, locally, there is a shortage of well-trained workers in this vital trade. Companies on the east side of the Willamette River, such as U.S. Fab, Vigor Industrial, and Service Steel, have the potential to expand their workforce by taking advantage of the training opportunities that the Swan Island Training Center provides.

For more information about this vital program and how to apply, call 503-247-1724.

Workforce Network

Workforce Network, a division of Portland Community College, is an organization committed to finding solutions to optimize workforce performance. Serving the needs of Portland’s North and Northeast regions, we specialize in helping businesses fulfill their human resource needs and job seekers in their career development.

Our onsite services include:

A Career Center equipped with 25 computers, copy machine, and fax machine to assist our community member to search for jobs, e-mail the potential employers, and develop resumes and cover letters. All these services are at no cost to our valued community members.

Three Computer Labs that are equipped with up-to-date software and technology. In these labs we run computer classes; the business community can have access to them as well.

Every Friday we host “Employment Market Place” where employers get to present their businesses to a large audience of potential employees.

Also, every year we hold a Job Fair and host a minimum of 50 employers and hundreds of job seekers. For further information, please visit our web site.