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Programs for immigrants, refugees, and non-native English speakers

Explore College and Careers

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 College and Careers 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 College and Careers interest form »

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Career workshops

Empower your career journey monthly!

Are you an immigrant, refugee, or a non-native English speaker residing in Washington County? Join our exclusive once-a-month workshops designed to elevate your professional path! Gain essential skills in networking, targeted job searching, and leveraging LinkedIn, specifically adapted for those new to the community.

Elevate your job search vocabulary and practice articulating your work experiences, whether they’re from abroad or local. We understand the unique challenges you face, and we’re here to help. Discover how networking can be your key to unlocking the perfect job!

Explore resources exclusively tailored for immigrants, refugees, and non-native English speakers in Washington County. Our workshops are sensitive to the diverse needs of individuals entering the workforce, catering to what matters most to you. Notably, our program focuses on the fact that 60% of your time should be spent searching, reducing the need to apply to numerous jobs. Our aim is to help you spend less time on applications and more time wisely investing in targeted job searches. Don’t miss this monthly opportunity to set the stage for your dream career. Sign up now and take that important first step!

Non-native English speakers of all levels are encouraged to join. The class will be taught in English at an IELTS Level 4.

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

Fill out the career workshops 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.