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Programs for Immigrants, Refugees and Non-native English Speakers

Explore Career and College

An On-Ramp for Immigrants, Refugees and Non-native English Speakers

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Are you an immigrant, refugee, or English Language Learner interested in exploring steps to a great job? Join us and explore educational and work-related resources that will help you achieve your goals.

Explore Career and College is a 10-day course designed to help you identify your career goals and create a plan to achieve them, all while providing a space for you to practice your job-related English skills. This class meets in person at the Opportunity Center at 42nd Avenue, the Willow Creek Opportunity Center, and online via Zoom.

Non-native English speakers of all levels are encouraged to join.

Participate or learn more

If you have questions, need help registering, or want support with determining if this class is a good fit for you, contact us at explorecc@pcc.edu or 971-722-2050.

Ready to sign up? Registering is easy and takes around 2 minutes.

Fill out the Explore Career & College interest form »

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Individualized Career & Education Coaching

Seeking one-on-one career coaching? Our instructors are able to meet with you to create a career map, develop an education or employment plan, and build skills to prepare you for the workforce.

These sessions are individualized to ensure you are connected to the best resources as you work towards your career and education goals. Individualized career and education coaching is open to all community members at no cost. We are available to meet at both centers or online.

Ready to get connected? Fill out our interested form to get started today.

Career & Education Coaching interest form

Computer basics for English language learners

Want to build your computer skills while practicing your English? Join us once a month for a two day workshop, 9am-12pm, at the Opportunity Center at 42nd Avenue. All community members are welcome to this no-cost workshop. Learn more about Computer Basics workshops for English Language Learners or sign up today.

These programs are funded through grants from the Oregon Community Foundation, Title III, CareOregon and Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Award. Portland Community College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution. If you have a disability that requires services please contact PCC Accessible Ed & Disability Resources.