Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon Portland Community College

Get a better job

Curious about careers and their growth potential? Want to sharpen your skills before applying to a program? Whether you’re looking for an entry-level job or career advancement, this is the place to get started.

Explore jobs in growing fields

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Discover Classes: An On-Ramp to PCC

Want to explore family-wage careers quickly, but without missing the important details? Our short-term manufacturing, healthcare, technology, and trades Discover classes will help you build skills and make sure you’re on the right track before entering a longer-term program.

Location:

  • Metro yes
  • Willow Creek yes
  • Online yes
  • OMIC yes

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Career Exploration Workshop Series

If you’re thinking about becoming a PCC student but aren’t sure which path to take, this series of workshops will help you identify your skills, explore in-demand jobs, and create your career plan.

Location:

  • Metro yes
  • Willow Creek yes
  • Online no

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Healthcare Essentials

Our 2-week Healthcare Essentials course teaches six essential skills to help you get started in a healthcare career or help you brush up on your existing healthcare knowledge.

Location:

  • Metro no
  • Willow Creek no
  • Online no

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Steps to Success (for TANF recipients only)

Programs and services for individuals currently receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Services are available in Washington TANF services and Multnomah TANF services counties.

Location:

  • Metro yes
  • Willow Creek yes
  • Online yes

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Special programs for immigrants, refugees, and non-native English speakers

Take the next steps toward a more secure job and a higher income in a Career Launch class or get support with finding your fit and onboarding to PCC through the Explore Healthcare class.

Location:

  • Metro yes
  • Willow Creek yes
  • Online no

Connect with an employer

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Employment Marketplace

The Portland Metro Opportunity Center’s Employment Marketplace lets job-seekers and employers meet face-to-face every week. Make a personal connection with recruiters across all industries. Due to health and safety concerns, the Employment Marketplace is not currently taking place. Check back for more information.

Location:

  • Metro no
  • Willow Creek no
  • Online no

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WorkSource

Our WorkSource team offers courses, tools, and services to help improve your skills in today’s competitive job market.

Location:

  • Metro no
  • Willow Creek yes
  • Online yes

Build your skills

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Workforce Navigator / Employment and Training Advisor

Mulu Terefe, our local Workforce Navigator / Employment and Training Advisor, helps people brush up on their résumé skills, connect with job opportunities, learn how to develop the skills needed by today’s employers, and more. Make your appointment today!

Contact Mulu: mterefe@pcc.edu, 971-722-2140 (office), 503-969-2769 (cell)

Location:

  • Metro yes
  • Willow Creek no
  • Online no

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Financial Literacy

Learn about budgeting, dealing with debt, managing credit, and making a debt-free plan to pay for college.

Location:

  • Metro no
  • Willow Creek no
  • Online yes

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Digital Literacy

Ready to brush up on your tech skills? This series of digital literacy classes teach basics about the internet, email, Microsoft Office, and social media.

Location:

  • Metro yes
  • Willow Creek yes
  • Online yes

Start a business

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Small Business Development Center

Our Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will help you launch or grow your small business through no-cost, one-on-one business advising and affordable business education.

Location:

  • Metro yes
  • Willow Creek yes
  • Online no

Get career coaching

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Contact us

Work with an individual who can help you explore your options, identify your strengths, and create a path forward. Contact us today!