trades options

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Occupational training that combines on-the-job experience with classroom instruction. Learn more about opportunities and requirements.

Oregon Tradeswomen

Dedicated to promoting success for women in the trades through education, leadership and mentorship.

Job Corps

This program through the US Dept. of Labor offers free education and vocational training to those age 16-24.

National Career Readiness Certificate

Well-known program designed to document the essential skills of job seekers and students. Students receive a level of certificate that indicates level of mastery.

Portland Workforce Alliance

Provides students with real-life work experiences and career-learning opportunities. Students can identify career interests, learn about employers, education options, next steps, and create a plan.

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries

Apprenticeships are paid, on-the-job training programs that give Oregonians pathways to family wage jobs. Promote the development of a highly skilled, competitive workforce in Oregon through the apprenticeship program and through partnerships with government, labor, business, and educational institutions.