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Workforce Training

In Washington County the average family of four needs to earn at least $65,000 a year in order meet their all their needs, yet the median wage is only $35,000. One proven way to close this gap is with a better paying job. Our workforce training programs work with clients to identify career opportunities that lead to living wage jobs. With support and resources, we help people take an important step towards self sufficiency.

Learn more about our workforce training programs below.

Health Careers NW

Health Careers NW supports career growth and progress in seven healthcare fields by offering one-on-one career coaching and career exploration in the healthcare fields.  Participants are connected to training that results in an employer- or industry-recognized credential as well as job and placement assistance. 

If you are interested in HCNW, please click here to take the eligibility quiz.

If you are eligible and would like more information on becoming a participant in HCNW, please click here to view the calendar and find an upcoming information session.

For more information about Health Careers NW please call Elizabeth Hays at 971-223-6030 or email HCNW@caowash.org.


Career Boost

In partnership with WorkSource Portland Metro, Career Boost provides a variety of career development programs that are specifically designed for SNAP recipients. Career Boost participants can receive assistance with job searching, job training and job placement support. 

For more information about Career Boost, click here to visit the website, or contact the career coach Jazmin Castro at jcastro@caowash.org. Click here to view the calendar and find an upcoming information session.