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Steps to Success (TANF services) at the Willow Creek Opportunity Center

The following programs are available only for individuals currently receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

Questions? If you have questions about the TANF programs at the Willow Creek Opportunity Center, contact your PCC Career Coach or call 971-722-9170.

Plug In employment assessment

Meet one-on-one with a Career Specialist to identify employment goals and identify next steps. This 1-hour employee assessment isn’t required to participate in our other services but makes a great starting point.

Contact Geraldina Becerra to schedule. Available by appointment.


Explore our eLearning modules, which cover topics like computer literacy, project management, life skills, and more. Each of these modules includes tools to help you manage your coursework, set educational goals, and monitor your progress.

Job search coaching

Our job search coaching covers individualized assessment and job search plan development. You’ll have regular check-ins with a coach to review your progress and update your strategies, materials, and goals. Coaching can also include career mapping and career plan development.

Job search workshops

Rotating workshop topics include resume writing, virtual interviewing, virtual job search, interviewing skills, telework etiquette, and interpersonal skills. New topics are added regularly.

Jobs Plus

Through one-on-one coaching, guidance, and job development, the Jobs Plus program provides comprehensive employment readiness and placement services. The paid experience offers ongoing support. See our current open Jobs Plus positions.

Training exploration

Training exploration offers individualized coaching and guidance for individuals interested in training and continuing education to get higher-wage jobs, credentials, and certifications in support of achieving career goals. The training includes program and career exploration, assistance applying for educational programs and scholarships (including WorkSource), and other funding.

Vocational training

Vocational training provides individuals with up to 18 months of access to specific training leading to workplace or educational credentials, a job offer, and/or a career.

Work Experience

Work Experience gives you the chance to build your work history by volunteering for a local employer. While you gain real-world experience, you will learn about your strengths and how they can help you get the job you want. The skills you develop will make your resume more attractive to employers. The connections you make with co-workers can lead to strong references you can use when applying for jobs.