A good coach
can make the difference between success and failure. A grant-funded program at
Clackamas Community College provides free, customized career coaching to
Bob Blaedel of
Damascus wanted to earn his welding certification to expand the services at his
home-based machine shop. Welding class schedules were not providing the time he
needed in the shop to prepare for the certification. But career coaches with
the CASE grant (Credential Acceleration and Support for Employment) worked with
Blaedel to develop a customized solution that led to his welding certification.
indebted to the CASE program. The career coaches totally streamlined the
process for me to go for my certification,” Blaedel said.
career coaching is one of the key services provided through the CASE grant, a
statewide federal grant administered by CCC that provides targeted job training
and education leading to employment for unemployed and underemployed
Oregonians. CASE services are available to people whose jobs have been lost due
to foreign trade, veterans and their spouses, and those enrolled in industry
related training programs at CCC.
to CASE from workforce services, the Oregon Employment Department or the Trade
Adjustment Act are assigned to a career coach. The career coach will guide
their process, creating an individualized path for success. CASE can also
assist with accelerated training options designed to prepare people for
employment and connect them to employers.
“We provide one-on-one, step-by-step processes
to get people where they want to go,” said John Kyllo, a CASE career coach.
“We’ll provide guidance on coursework and training, referrals to tutoring labs
and then assist with finding employment and success on the job.”
services, as well as related tutoring services, are free to those being
assisted by the CASE grant and all CCC students. To learn more, call or text
503-406-8758 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.