CITY - When Dutchmen
Manufacturing notified its employees that it was closing its
Clackamas plant in November 2013, Clackamas Community College's
Workforce Development Rapid Response Team was on-site to provide
CCC has been working with these laid
off workers since then, and will be able to continue to help them
gain skills to re-enter the workforce with a $106,680 State of
Oregon CCWD grant awarded on Feb. 28.
The Community College and Workforce
Development (CCWD) grant will enable CCC's staff to continue to
provide training and support services to 40 former Dutchmen
Manufacturing employees for an additional 12 months, according to
Roni Wilhelm, associate director of CCC Workforce Development
Services. This may include help with job search activities, basic
skills and occupational skills training.
"Our goal is to make sure the former
Dutchmen employees get the training, services and support they need
to find jobs. We want them to get back into the Oregon workforce as
quickly as possible. We're there to give them hope and to help,"
This is the second grant CCC
received in a week to help laid-off workers. On Feb. 24 a $275,517
federal Department of Labor National Emergency Grant was awarded
that will allow CCC to continue to support 90 former Blount
International Inc. workers as they retrain for new jobs.
For more information, please contact
Roni Wilhelm at 503-594-3450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.