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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

Upcoming class dates

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 Metro Opportunity Center, 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.

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Explore Success Affinity Group

Explore Success is a 5-week workforce preparation class for immigrants and refugees interested in entering the workforce or joining a training program. Participants will learn about resume writing, soft skills, interview practice, workplace etiquette, and how to apply for jobs. Learn more about the Explore Success Affinity Group.

Computer basics for English language learners

The last Tuesday through Thursday of the month we offer a workshop designed for non-native English speakers from 5:30pm-7pm. Our aim is to assist English language learners of all levels. All community members are welcomed to this no-cost workshop. Workshops rotate between our Opportunity Centers and online via Zoom. Learn more about Computer Basics workshops for English Language Learners.

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.