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Meet Tim

Workforce Challenge

Tim was a Project Manager and Real Estate Development Manager who had extensive experience in land management and development. Tim was laid off during a workforce reduction in the spring of 2010. He spent the next several months in an exhaustive job search, and even though he had the experience he was unable to find work due to a lack of professional certification and training.

Workforce Solution

Tim attended the Workforce Investment Act orientation at the Portland Career Center and met with an employment counselor. Tim wished to obtain certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP), and with assistance from his employment counselor he obtained funding from the Workforce Investment Act and enrolled in a local training program.

Outcomes & Benefits

Before completing the training program Tim was offered a job with a local technology company as a Program Manager. According to Tim, having the certification coursework under his belt was the key to his being hired. “Thank you for the assistance; I really do appreciate the kindness and positive attitudes of everyone at the career center," he said.

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