How to Apply

What to Expect
  1. Timelines: the enrollment process (from the time you attend a TechRise PDX Information Session to the time you are approved to attend training) may take up to 6 weeks. This may be faster if applicants have already enrolled in WorkSource Portland Metro.

  2. Requirement to Co-Enroll in WorkSource Portland Metro: TechRise PDX is a program delivered by WorkSource Portland Metro. WorkSource Portland Metro delivers a full suite of employment and training services to help job seekers make career plans, become more employable and improve job search skills to find work. TechRise PDX participants are co-enrolled in WorkSource so they can access those services whenever needed.

    If you are not currently enrolled in WorkSource Portland Metro, you will need to be before enrolling into the TechRise PDX program, because TechRise PDX is a program delivered to WorkSource Portland Metro participants.

  3. Career Coaches are here to help: Most of the WorkSource Portland Metro enrollment process can be completed on your own, but your assigned career coach can also assist once you’ve completed the TechRise PDX Information Session.

TechRise PDX Application Process
If any time during the application process, we find you are not eligible or you decide the program isn’t right for you, career coaches will help to refer you to other available WorkSource Portland Metro services.
  1. Register & Attend a TechRise PDX Information Session

  2. Meet 1-on-1 with a career coach over the course of one or more appointments to:
    1. Get help with your WorkSource Portland Metro enrollment if that is not already completed
    2. Review your personal documentation to confirm you are a US Citizen or Legal to Work in the United States
    3. Complete the TechRise PDX program application

WorkSource Portland Metro Enrollment Process
WorkSource Portland Metro delivers a full suite of employment and training services to help job seekers make career plans, become more employable and improve job search skills to find work. When all the following steps are complete, you can begin to participate in most WorkSource Portland Metro services & workshops.
  1. Create a WorkSource Oregon Account Online

  2. Login to your WorkSource Oregon Account and you will be prompted to:

    • Complete the registration form online
    • Identify your job skills in iMatchSkills online
    • Visit any WorkSource Portland Metro location to meet with a staff person and present identification

WorkSource Portland Metro Eligibility
WorkSource services are available to anyone who completes the WorkSource Portland Metro enrollment process (above) and is eligible by meeting all of the following conditions:
  • Age 18 or over
  • US Citizen or Legal to Work in the United States
  • If male and born after 1959, is registered for the Selected Service (US Military Draft)
Eligibility Requirements
If you have a knack for technology, or the curiosity and drive to solve problems, TechRise PDX may be for you.

To enroll, you must:
  • Be 18 to 29 years old
  • Able to document you are a US citizen or legal to work in the United States
  • Have a high school diploma or GED