Worksystems Inc., the Portland Metro Workforce Development Board, initial Future Ready Oregon (FRO) resources will be focused on expanding proven activities to serve and support our most vulnerable residents. Specifically, $2.66 million in FRO resources will be invested to expand services available through several community-based and education providers, including Central City Concern, Community Action of Washington County, Constructing Hope, Human Solutions, Immigrant Refugee and Community Organization, Mount Hood Community College, Oregon Tradeswomen, Portland Community College, Portland Opportunity and Industrialization Center, Portland Youth Builders and Southeast Works. These FRO investments will expand access to registered pre-apprenticeship services, rapid re-careering programs, such as Driving Diversity, subsidized work experience, and community-based career coaching services.
This initial FRO investment will generate $1.3 Million in federal SNAP match dollars. These resources will build upon an additional $1.8 Million in local SNAP earnings to ensure ongoing sustainability of these programs and services.