Training and Education
Training and Education

Sometimes your next career step requires training and education. WorkSource Portland Metro can help you explore your options.
Eligible Training Programs
For a list of the type of training programs eligible for WorkSource funding click here.

English Language Learning
Designed for all levels of English language learners, this workshop provides access to internet-based English lessons. To sign up, talk to a WorkSource staff person or go to My WorkSource and sign up for the ELL Rosetta Stone workshop.

Computer Skills Learning
Workshops focus on providing hands-on computer skills.  A beginner’s class covers computer basics such as using word processing. Other classes cover Microsoft Office skills, such as Word and Excel. Go to My WorkSource to sign up.

Career Training Guidance
Meet with a WorkSource staff person for answers to career  training questions as well as guidance on developing a career plan. Call or visit your local WorkSource Center.

Open Skills Labs
Computer labs offer a professional setting  to work on language and computer skills. You can also work on cover letters, resumes, GED prep and other learning activities. WorkSource  Staff are on hand so you can ask for help when you need it. Go to My WorkSource to sign up.

Code Oregon
Gain Access to Tech careers. Online line access to Code training is available for individuals who want to learn code languages such as HTML, CSS, WordPress, Java, PHP, Objective-C, JavaScript and Ruby, among others. Sign up today and try it out for free as a WorkSource customer. For more information go to

Bankwork$ Training
Offered four times a year, this eight-week cohort training prepares you for an entry-level career in the financial services industry. To learn more visit WorkSource Portland Metro's BankWork$ website.

Career Boost
Offers occupational and skills building training specifically for SNAP (food stamp) recipients in Washington and Multnomah Counties. Click here to find out more about Career Boost training options and other Career Boost programs for SNAP recipients. is your guide to careers in Oregon’s high-growth, high-demand industries: Construction, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Technology. Explore the site to find out about the types of jobs most in demand now, what types of people employers are looking for, and how you can get coaching, training, education, and placement at low or no cost.

Health Careers NW
Health Careers NW offers funding for career training in health care fields to job seekers receiving SNAP, TANF or Medicaid. The training enables qualifying participants to earn professional credentials. Additionally, Health Careers NW provides job placement assistance after training. Visit the Health Career NW website to see if you qualify, and to learn more about Health Careers NW.
My WorkSource
My WorkSource is a personalized website that allows you to manage your WorkSource activities. You can:
  • Sign-up for workshops
  • Use job search tools
  • Access the Prosperity Planner budgeting tool
  • Connect to iMatchSkills
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