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trainingThe SW Corridor scholarship program is providing free job training for 20 OHSU volunteers and employees who live in the SW Corridor area. These scholarships are grant-funded, sponsored by Metro, Federal Transit Administration, OHSU and AFSCME.

Do you qualify?

You may qualify for this free job training program if you meet the following three criteria:

·        Your home address is in one of seven ZIP codes from Southwest Portland to Tigard,Tualatin and Sherwood (97034, 97035, 97062, 97219, 97223, 97224, 97239);and

·        You are a person of color, an immigrant or a refugee;have a disability;are a Veteran or Military Service member;are a LGBTQ community member;or have experienced economic hardship;and

·        You have volunteered for OHSU for at least six months in good standing.

You also need to:

  • Have are commendation from your manager;
  • Be committed to staying with OHSU until the end of your training program and remain in good standing;
  • Be committed to employment with OHSU for two years after your training is completed.

Programs may also have additional requirements regarding eligibility. To see a complete list of requirements, click on the program's link below.

What are the training programs?

Qualifying candidates can apply for the following free training programs

What is included?

If you are selected you will receive all of the following:

  • Funding for training, materials, required pre-requisite classes and the certification exam.
  • A designated career coach who will support you in completing your training.
  • Job search support following graduation.

How do I apply?

Applications are due by October1, 2018. To apply:


  • September 1–October 1, 2018: Online applications open
  • October 8 -19, 2018:Candidates are reviewed on paper
  • October 22- 26, 2018:Interviews are scheduled
  • October 29- November 9, 2018: Interviews and information sessions take place
  • November16, 2018:Acceptance emails are sent by program
  • November 26- December 3, 2018: Participants are registered with iTrack, Worksource and PCC.
  • January 7,2019: PCC Winter term starts for the Sterile Processing Program
  • April 1,2019: PCC Spring term starts for the PAS and Phlebotomy Program
  • September2019: All coursework completed

Program Background

The goal of this grant is to support OHSU low-income employees and volunteers who live within the SW Corridor ZIP codes. The SW Corridor transit line will have a major economic impact in the lives of OHSU workforce. It will improve the mobility of the employees and their access to OHSU campuses. It also can have a counter impact as the rental pricing and property taxes will likely increased during the development. We want to protect and prepare our employees for family-wage career tracks so they will not be negatively impacted by gentrification. OHSU, AFSCME, IRCO and Worksystems Inc., secured a SW Corridor Equitable Development Grant from Metro and the Federal Transit Administration. OHSU has already extended 26 scholarship offers to employees from the SW Corridor area and Environmental Services department, sponsored by Metro, OHSU and AFSCME.

Anyone is welcome to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or military status, as long as they live within the SW Corridor area and meet the other eligibility criteria. These scholarships are designed to support those who have experienced economic hardships and work in entry level positions or volunteer. The ZIP codes for this grant were selected by Metro, based on the transit plan.


Find more information on the O2 and this FAQ handout  for answers to frequently asked questions. You are also welcome to e-mail for more details or help with your application.

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