Life and Employment Development

The Life and Employment Development Department oversees the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) program.

The goal of the program is to enable individuals to make the transition from public assistance to self-sufficiency. Students are referred by the Oregon Department of Human Services and work with college faculty to develop individual programs that help prepare them for full-time, unsubsidized employment.

Instructional areas included:
    •    Life and career planning
    •    Adult basic education
    •    Short-term, intensive professional/technical training
    •    Work site training
    •    Job search instruction
    •    Job retention
    •    Career development

Staff members work closely with other college departments and community organizations to provide educational, professional, technical and counseling services as part of their comprehensive job training and educational programs.