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Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC)


Meet Scott

Workforce Challenge

Scott came into Worksource Bend for career counseling. He was working, but his hours and pay had been cut. In addition, his occupation was in decline because of technological advances. Scott was seeking a career that would offer him a steady income for his family.

Workforce Solution

Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC), WorkSource Bend, provided career counseling and a career assessment for Scott, but because he was employed there was no available funding for his retraining at that time.

Several weeks later, the Oregon Green Technology Certificate program was launched, and Scott was eligible under those different requirements. The employment counselor who had worked with Scott contacted him to see if this might fit his needs. The Oregon Green Tech Certificate program is an online training program in the newer technologies, and Scott decided to apply. He was approved and started his training in January, 2011.

Outcomes & Benefits

Scott is very excited about the program and almost done with the first term of the three-term program. Recently, as a project for one of his classes, he did an informational interview with a local company in the sustainable energy industry sector. Scott so impressed the company manager, that he was asked to “be sure to come back” when he completes the program. Good luck, Scott


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