Programs to Rebuild Lives

We provide construction career training to 80 adults each year, place at least 65 in new careers, and provide career retention and advancement services for 60-70. We serve 25 high school youth through our summer program.

Participants are:
  • 64% Unemployed
  • 100% Low income (individual & family)
  • 69% People of color
  • 62% Criminal Justice System affected

Registration Details

Adult Programs Application

You must be:

  • 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
  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (effective January 2022)
  1. Attend a Virtual Informational Session
    1. These occur EVERY Monday in-person @ 4:30pm and Friday virtually @12pm.
    2. Please call Will at 503.281.1234 or email to register to attend an upcoming virtual information session.
  2. Fill out an application and provide the required documentation (see below)
    1. Applications are provided at the Informational Session.
  3. Complete the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) test (Starting In 2023)
    1. The NCRC test can be taken at any WorkSource Portland Metro location.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
  • 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

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