How to Apply


  • 18 years of age or older
  • U.S. citizen or legal resident, plus possess appropriate work permits
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Reading and math functions at 8th-grade level
  • Be physically, socially and mentally capable of meeting training and employment expectations
  • Pass drug screening
  • Possess or be capable of acquiring a state driver’s license and/or auto insurance

To Apply:

1.  Attend an Informational Orientation

  • These occur on the second and fourth Mondays of every month at 1:30 p.m.
  • Please call (503) 281-1234 to attend an orientation.

2.  Fill out an application and provide the required documentation (see below)

  • Applications are provided at the Informational Orientation.

3.  Complete the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) test

  • The NCRC test can be taken at any WorkSource Portland Metro location.
  • During the application process, you can provide either your test scores, if you have already taken the NCRC test, or the date you are scheduled to take the NCRC test.
  • In order to start class, you must have taken the NCRC test and provided your test scores before the first day of class.

4.  If you complete the application, provide the required documentation, and at least schedule the NCRC test, you will be scheduled for an interview.

5.  Be interviewed

6.  If you are accepted into the current class, attend the WorkSource Portland Metro orientation (scheduled by Constructing Hope), which will include verifying income, prior to the start of class.

Documentation For Application:

  • Copy of driver’s license or state identification card
  • Copy of high school diploma or GED certificate (if working on GED, provide proof of tests completed)
  • Copy of NCRC test scores or provide date on which you will be taking the NCRC test