By attending this session contractors and builders will gain a deeper knowledge of the Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF) and its impact on local construction workforce training programs. Attendees will gain insights on next steps for how to get more involved with these programs in order to help with labor shortages and employee recruitment of the next generation of construction professionals. This session will also prepare attendees on how to engage with the workforce trainees during the ‘Employer & Workforce Trainee Meet & Greet’ networking session happening immediately after.
During the session we’ll give an overview of the various pre-apprenticeship workforce development training programs being offered in the Portland region along with the certifications and skills students have gained upon completion of the pre-apprenticeship program. It will also inform attendees of the wrap-around services that the pre-apprenticeship programs offer in order to support trainees and ensure successful employment post-graduation. Join the session and gain info on how to become more involved in these pre-apprenticeship training programs to recruit future employees through on-the-job site training, mentoring, career coaching, internships and more!