Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Reboot NW

Reboot NW is a federally funding training and employment grant through the Department of Labor. Scholarships are available to assist qualifying candidates with training and skill upgrade in IT/Software and Manufacturing occupations.

Getting on board with companies that offer high-wage, high-growth jobs can be difficult. ReBoot Northwest aims to be a resource of support and guidance during your job search. If you are looking for a career in manufacturing or IT, the program can help you connect with "earn and learn" opportunities like internships and on-the-job training with industry leading employers.

Please visit Reboot NW online for more information about the grant and how to apply.

Testing at Willow Creek

Willow Creek Testing Center, a Pearson Vue Certified testing center, administers more than 100 types of professional and educational certification exams.

Some examples of these exams including:

  • APICS
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • CompTIA
  • Evaluation Systems
  • LINIX Professional Institute
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle Certification Program
  • SAP
  • WorldatWork

GED

Please see this website for more information: GED State Exam.

Professional and Educational Certification Testing

Please see this website for more information: Pearson Vue – For test takers.

Free Certified Production Technician Training

Certified Production Technician (CPT) is a job where you can:

  • Work with your hands
  • Use machines and/or hand tools
  • Starting wages from $10.00-$17.00/hr
  • Work for a company that expects you to move up!
  • Start with only a High school diploma or GED

The CPT is an industry recognized credential that will help our WorkSource customers get employed in the manufacturing/production industry. The course covers four key competency areas: Safety, Quality Practices and Measurement, Maintenance Awareness, and Manufacturing Processes and Production.

The training is nine weeks long: Oct 17 to Dec 12, Monday to Friday, 8:30am-2:30pm. The training is FREE to qualifying WorkSource customers. Space is limited so apply early!

How to get started? Come to an information session to learn more about the program and how to apply: Every Wednesday starting Aug 17 through Oct 5, 1-2:30pm, room 109 at PCC Willow Creek Center, WorkSource Beaverton/Hillsboro. This is a great opportunity for those who are interested to ask questions and learn more.

Customers can self register for the information session through their worksourceportlandmetro.org account account or staff can register them. However, pre-registration highly encouraged but is not required to attend an information session.

* Before acceptance into the course participants must meet the following:

  • 18 or older
  • Legal to work
  • WorkSource Customer
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills
  • Bronze or higher level NCRC award (offered at WorSource for Free!)

On-the-Job Training National Emergency Grant

The purpose of On-the-Job Training contract (OJT) is to assist businesses in training and retraining skilled, productive workers. OJT's may be used to help train newly hired employees. WorkSource eligibility required. Please check the OJT flyer for details, and contact the Regional Business Specialist.