Contact Us

  • Linn County (Albany) 541-928-6335
  • Benton County (Corvallis) 541-752-1010
  • Lincoln County (Newport) 541-265-8505

Training for Work

Community Services Consortium supports our state’s goal of a better-trained workforce in Oregon. While we have seen the minimum wage go up, we have also seen a decrease in the number of trained workers who get jobs that offer a family wage, not a minimum wage. We are committed to providing training for in-demand occupations that offer stable employment with the opportunity for advancement.

We do this by focusing on the two areas in highest demand in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties: health care and construction, including “green” jobs. We also explore other occupational areas, depending on the skills, interests, and values of the people we serve. We realize that it is important to take into account each individual’s or family’s current circumstances when planning for training, and we offer support, as needed, to give our trainees the best possible chance to succeed. CSC works together with community partners to offer training in our local areas. In addition, we have trained staff people who offer onsite training.

We offer On-the-Job Training, which provides the opportunity for adults to learn necessary skills and gain valuable experience working in a particular occupation with a public- or private-sector employer. The trainee is hired by the employer, and the employer is reimbursed by CSC for the extra cost of training necessary for this worker to be successful.

Natural Resource Crews offer youth, especially those interested in science and the environment, the opportunity for summer and year-round internships doing much-needed conservation work in their counties. Other Youth Programs give youth the opportunity to learn construction and entrepreneurial skills.

Community Services Consortium offers youth and adult participants in our programs the opportunity to have a paid internship or paid work experience, depending on an assessment.  Participants are placed as temporary workers with public- or private-sector employers in order to gain basic skills for employment or to gain specific training in an occupational area.

Our Weatherization Training Center offers educational, skill-based training to youth and young adults, the public, local technicians and contractors.

CSC YouthBuild trains participants in construction skills, providing onsite work experience in the field by building houses for low-income families.

For more information about training opportunities for adults and youth, see links below or contact:

Sharee Cooper
Adult Program Manager

Sean Larsen
Youth Program Manager