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Chemeketa's Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Job Opportunity & Basic Skills (JOBS) program provides career-building services to eligible TANF recipients.

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We offer two program options:

  • Career Exploration Program

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    The Career Exploration Program provides career-building services focused on job search, career development, and job training such as GED. For more information on training options, contact us. Youth ages 16-24 who are receiving TANF benefits are eligible to participate in the Career Exploration Program. The services include:

    • Guidance with Oregon Career Information Systems (CIS) and similar career exploration tools to find a career in Oregon that matches your natural skills and interests
    • Assistance with Oregon’s Labor Market Information System to learn about local jobs, wages, job fairs, and employment openings
    • Support with building meaningful goals and creating your career plan
    • Information on associate degrees, one-year Certificate Trainings, Pre-Apprentice & apprenticeship programs and other career pathways offered at Chemeketa
    • Advice on all things job search such as resumes, applications, interviewing, online search, and more
    • Developing informational interviews, job shadow, and work experience opportunities
  • Hispanic Professional Development Program

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    The Hispanic Professional Development Program is focused on serving individuals who identify as Hispanic or Latino and receive TANF benefits in Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties. We offer opportunities to:

    • Earn your GED in Spanish or English
    • Learn English through ESOL classes
    • Earn college credentials
    • Vocational training focused on the courses you need to start the career of your dreams