Career Skills Development

Career Skills Development

For Job Seekers 16 and older

Career Skills Development Program is designed to increase the economic success of the Native community in Portland. Our program provides opportunities for participants to gain the skills and experience needed to be successful in the workforce. Job readiness and career skills are developed through one-on-one coaching sessions and group workshops that address personalized goals set by the participant. Our intake and assessment process identifies areas to help participants reach their personal career goals and track progress reaching those goals.

Activities include: resume and cover letter assistance, mock interviews, teaching methods of networking, identifying online resources to access employers, best practices when contacting an employer directly, encouraging dressing for success, and support accessing training opportunities.

Community Works

For Adults 18 and older who are TANF Recipients (Temporary Aid for Needy Families)

The Community Works Project (CWP) is a partnership between the Department of Health Services (DHS) and six community-based organizations: the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), Human Solutions, Catholic Charities/El Programa Hispano, Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI), and Urban League. Participants in the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Program are referred to CWP for one-on-one assistance with their job search. The program also assists participants in skill building, work experience, and subsidized work. CWP offers classes on such topics as resume and cover letter writing to provide the community with a qualified workforce to pursue lasting careers.