Umpqua Training & Employment Inc.

Umpqua Training & Employment

Assessments

We all have a stake in making our county more competitive...

Assessments

Change starts at the grassroots level by providing a community-based framework that:

  • ·Links workforce development to education
  • ·Aligns with the economic development needs of communities, regions, and states
  • ·Matches individuals to jobs based on skill levels

 

National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

The foundation of a community’s certification is based at the county level—across the current, transitioning, and emerging workforce—on individuals earning and employers recognizing the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate™. The ACT NCRC® is a portable, industry-recognized credential that clearly identifies an individual’s skills in reading for information, applied math, and locating information—skills required for virtually any job.

Businesses and industries can learn exactly what foundational skills are needed for a productive workforce and can easily communicate their needs to job seekers. Individuals can understand what skills employers require and how to prepare for career success.

Educators can close skills gaps via tools integrated into career pathways with stackable, industry recognized credentials.

If you are interested in additional information on how you can earn a certificate or support this initiative, please visit http://www.oregonworkready.com or contact our office at 541-672-7761.

Career Information System (CIS)

Are you unsure what career is right for you? The Oregon Career Information System (CIS) provides a system of occupational and educational information to help Oregonians learn about the world of work and education. We will help you to use CIS to assist you with the process of career planning or career transition. The information that Oregon CIS develops is comprehensive; for example:

·Current employment, wages, outlook, hiring practices, preparation, and licensing, in addition to the skills, abilities, and knowledge required, are reported for each of over 600+ occupation titles. These occupations cover over 95% of the labor market in Oregon.

·Every postsecondary program of study or training offered in Oregon is described within one of over 600 program categories. More than 150 topics of information, from admission requirements and costs to services for students with disabilities, are provided for each postsecondary school in Oregon. Similar information is included about national two-year, four-year, and graduate institutions.

·A complete scholarship and a financial aid database that lists national, state, and local awards is available along with a tool to sort the entries based upon an individual’s characteristics.

·CIS also includes information about self-employment, job search, industries, and the military as an employer.

 

Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS)

CASAS assessment measures basic reading and math skills in functional contexts. The tests measure levels that range from beginning literacy to GED readiness or high school completion. This assessment will provide you with the information needed to determine your skill levels and if remediation is needed for success in education and/or employment.

 

Job Specific Assessments

For employers interested in verifying the skills of candidates for their open positions, UT&E staff can provide you with options for all your needs (fees may apply).


Truck Driver Training

Umpqua Training & Employment recognizes the immediate need and is offering assistance for Long Haul Truck Driver Training. Four-week training sessions are currently being offered. Contact Mary at UT&E at 541-677-1622 for more information or come into the office at 760 NW Hill Avenue…behind Garden Valley Shopping Center.

Attention Employers

UT&E has funds available to help offset the cost of training your new hires. UT&E may reimburse your company up to 50% of the hourly wage for the duration of the training period. For more information contact Susie 
susie@ute1stop.org at 541-677-1615 or Gaylene gaylene@ute1stop.org at 541-677-1613.

Veterans

Veterans Training Opportunity! Go to the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) webpage for more information. http://benefits.va.gov/vow

NCRC

National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC); it will help qualify your skills to local employers and help you get that job you want. Call for info. 541-672-7761