Occupational Skills Training Program
- Proven way to gain relevant knowledge, skills and experience
- Mentored and supervised by the business community
- Opportunity for important job connections
Students—imagine your future
The Occupational Skills Training (OST) program offers students with a career goal in mind the opportunity to earn college credit for hands-on training with various companies throughout the state. A suitable training site and curriculum will be determined jointly with you, your sponsoring agency (if applicable), and a Skills Training Coordinator at Chemeketa.
Business Partners—build your potential workforce
While serving as a training site, employers have the opportunity to observe Chemeketa students in action. Employers can evaluate student skill levels and their fit within the company without long term commitment, when determining future staffing needs. Many employers decide to hire their OST student after the experience because they have proven to be a valuable member of the team.
Referring Agency Partners—connect your clients
Your clients will interact with employers in real-world settings, gaining the knowledge and skills and abilities needed to obtain employment in today’s job market.
Visit our Salem campus location Bldg. 2, Rm. 115