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Explore Career and Workforce Training Opportunities

Preparing for the next step in your education or career? Explore Oregon’s wide range of career-focused training and services to help you plan for your career and prepare for in-demand jobs. You can explore on-the-job training, certificates, credentials, college degrees, internships, apprenticeships, service opportunities, and more.

Students and Learners: Get Started With Career and Training Resources

Gain relevant work experience and life skills. View apprenticeship opportunities. Explore high-wage and high-need career opportunities in Oregon. Learn about the changing labor market. The Oregon Workforce and Talent Development Board (WTDB) website can help you connect to resources and services to support you as you make important decisions about your education, training, jobs, and/or career. 

View WTDB Resources for Students to explore your options.

Explore Oregon Colleges and Universities

Explore degrees and credentials offered by Oregon’s community colleges, public universities,private degree-granting colleges and universities, and private career schools.

Job-seekers: Explore Career-Boosting Opportunities

Get matched with open jobs. Update your work history. Learn about apprenticeships. Explore career-boosting opportunities. The WTDB website features numerous resources for workers and job-seekers.

View WTDB Resources for Workers to explore your options.
Job-seekers and individuals seeking training or other career advancement opportunities can also explore opportunities directly at  WorkSource Oregon. WorkSource Oregon is the statewide set of programs and services helping Oregonians find jobs.

Explore WorkSource Oregon.

Employers: Explore Resources for Your Employees

Plan for the future of your employees. Start an apprenticeship program. Grow employee skillsets. Recruit employees trained in your field. The WTDB website features numerous resources for employers.

View WTDB Resources for Employers to explore your options.
Employers can also explore opportunities directly at WorkSource Oregon.  

Oregon Youth: Gain Meaningful Job Experience  

Gain meaningful work experience and workforce training such as summer jobs, internships, pre-apprenticeships, and job shadows. Learn valuable skills, and in some cases obtain educational credit while earning a wage. Oregon Youth Works includes five workforce development grant programs that support paid work experiences for thousands of youth statewide. 

Learn more about the programs supported by Oregon Youth Works.

Explore OregonServes and AmeriCorps Opportunities

Learn and grow while giving back to your local community. Volunteer with local nonprofits to help make a difference in your community. Serve with AmeriCorps to gain valuable work experience, learn new skills, and network with professionals in your desired field. AmeriCorps members receive a monthly stipend, healthcare and childcare benefits, credits and certifications, and an end-of-service term award. The Segal Education Award, worth the value of a Pell Grant, can be used to pay back student loans, enroll in a certificate program, or obtain a degree.  

Learn more about OregonServes and AmeriCorps opportunities.

Find Workforce Training Opportunities Supported by Future Ready Oregon

Through Future Ready Oregon, the state has recently invested in expanding workforce education and training opportunities to help Oregonians prepare for good-paying jobs and meaningful careers, with emphasis on the fields of healthcare, manufacturing, and technology. Organizations across the state are receiving support to expand education and training opportunities and related services for Oregonians, with a focus on underserved and underrepresented communities. 

Learn about the programs supported by the Future Ready Oregon investment.

Stay Engaged

Stay connected with the State of Oregon’s work to support workforce opportunities for Oregonians! As a policy and funding coordinating agency, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) works closely with the statewide workforce system. The Oregon Workforce and Talent Development Board (WTDB), administered by the HECC, is a statewide board that focuses on building pathways to economic prosperity for all Oregonians. Find out how to stay engaged here: Engage in our Public Policy and Funding Work.


Plan and Pay for College

Oregonians who are considering seeking a degree or credential are encouraged to apply for financial aid.

Apply for Financial Aid in Oregon: OregonStudentAid.Gov

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Financial aid can help you afford your education after high school. Go to to apply for grants and scholarships, get help completing financial aid applications, and learn about preparing for college, training, and careers.

Outreach, Publications, and Webinars

Find brochures and posters, events, webinars, and more to help you navigate the world of financial aid, college, and careers.