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Last Call for Applicants

Career Connections Professional Training and Internship Program

*Even in this economy, our training graduates are getting good jobs.

*This program is FREE and space is limited. Apply now!

Late Spring Training: May 24-June 25 MONDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-3PM

Recruitment is starting now! PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY: • 17-24 years old & a resident of the City of Portland • Have a high school diploma or GED • Able to pass drug screening when applying for internships/jobs with partner companies • Meet our income qualifications (we serve low-income students; we’ll help you figure out if you qualify)

**This program is funded by the Portland Development Commission (PDC) and the Workforce Investment Act (WIA-Youth).**

Start with a challenging five week professional training: • Opportunities to increase confidence, motivation, and hope • Networking with local professionals & exploring career options • Learning résumé writing and interview skills that will get you noticed • Identifying your strengths, skills, and passions

Followed by: access to exclusive Internships and three years of career and college advising

Orientations are required to learn more about this unique opportunity!

Orientation: Wednesday, May 12, 10AM

APPLICATION PROCESS: 1) Call Lee Ann Lawrence, Career Connections Staff @ Open Meadow (503-488-5181), to share your interests/goals, learn more, and find out if you meet eligibility requirements. 2) Attend an Orientation on May 12 at Open Meadow Transition Building: 7633 N. Wabash, Portland, OR 97217 (off Lombard). 3) Interview with staff at Open Meadow in North Portland (bring a résumé). 4) Final interviews will be downtown, on May 19.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN APPLICANTS: • Excited about three years of intensive support and career planning with a career advisor • Committed to developing self and reaching goals • Motivated to work and excel in a professional setting and have a strong interest in exploring the professional work world & doing an internship • Able to identify personal strengths & growth areas, eager to build skills, and willing to accept feedback and be accountable • Able to maintain a positive, mature, and professional attitude & appearance • Committed to creating a stable & healthy personal life that supports success • Awareness that some criminal backgrounds (especially felonies) or credit problems may be a barrier to employment

Feel free to contact me for additional information.


Lee Ann Lawrence Advancement Coordinator Open Meadow Career Services 7633 North Wabash Portland, OR 97217 503-488-5181 work 503-841-7421 cell 503-488-5151 fax www.openmeadow.org Engage. Educate. Empower.