Beaverton Workforce Training Partners

WorkSource Oregon

The state’s employment department currently has funding to support training for new hires. On-the-Job Training (OJT) is a great way to cut costs and train new employees to meet your standards. WorkSource can reimburse your business up to 50% of a new hire’s wages for employer provided training. 

OJT contracts can help local businesses train and retain skilled, productive workers. Companies can also use OJTs to train promising job candidates who don’t have all the skills a position requires, and to fill positions that require unique skill sets. For qualifying positions, an OJT contract provides employers in Multnomah and Washington Counties a cost effective-way to develop talent. 

Worksource also assists with the following: Career counseling and planning; Job search and job placement assistance; Emergency services to re-skill workers affected by mass layoffs; Basic education classes such as Workplace English, GED, and computer literacy; Classes for people who need to update their resume and interview skills; Occupational training, internships and scholarships in regionally significant target industries and Networking events, job clubs, & professional development seminars. 

For more information visit: or call 503-612-4217. 

Worksystems Inc. (WSI)

WSI is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that pursues and invests resources to improve the quality of the workforce in the City of Portland, Multnomah and Washington Counties. 

WSI is our region’s workforce board and their goal is to design and coordinate workforce development programs and services delivered through a network of local partners to help people get the skills, training and education they need to go to work or to advance in their careers. Their partners include employers, labor groups, government, community colleges, high schools, community-based and economic development organizations. For the latest regional workforce information please see the following Workforce Report

For more information on regional related workforce programs and incentives, please visit or call 503-478-7354 

Oregon Bioscience Association (Oregon Bio)

Oregon Bio recently received state funding to retrain up to 400 Oregon workers for the Bioscience and advanced manufacturing industries. They are currently accepting applications for this multi-week training program. 

Additionally, Oregon Bio offers a BioPro Training program which has a goal of raising the knowledge and efficiency of our local and regional bioscience workforce, thereby improving the competitiveness of the industry. Both Oregon Bio member and non-member companies are eligible to participate in the training. Many classes are four hours in length, enabling employees to work a half day. 

The training curriculum is based on standardized, industry-accepted curriculum and FDA requirements related to the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Classes result in an Oregon Bio certification. 

For more information contact: Julie Black at or 503-548-4432