With ReBoot Northwest on your side, you won’t have to navigate the process of applying for jobs alone. Every program participant will be matched with an experienced career coach to guide them along the way. Together, coaches and participants will identify a path to full-time employment in the tech or manufacturing industries using education, training, internships, job shadowing or paid placement as steps to a long-term career. The timeline to employment varies depending on each individual participant and the career they are pursuing.
Our Tools, Your Trade
Your career coach is your primary program contact and will be your partner as you prepare for a new career in tech or manufacturing. Career coaches are experienced, dedicated and offer:
- Support for every participant
- Continuous engagement throughout the process
- Career planning
- Resource navigation
- Work placement
Career Planning & Mapping
You can’t get to your destination without knowing the direction you’re going; thankfully your ReBoot Northwest career coach is just the person to help chart your course. You will be responsible for following through on your career plan. Together, you’ll identify:
- Your goals
- The training and education you’ll need
- Other resources needed for stability
Two- to four-week industry immersion experiences featuring:
- Industry tours and guest speakers
- Real-time labor market info
- Work readiness training
- Topics on stability: resiliency, self-efficacy, financial counseling
With ReBoot Northwest by your side, you’ll never be alone in your job search. Our “ReBoot NetWork” gives you access to other professionals to help motivate and support you throughout the process. The “ReBoot NetWork” provides:
- Peer-to-peer networking
- Peer-led activities
- Employer engagement & networking
- Professional development
- Job club
Training & Certifications
If you are new to your chosen career, or if you’ve had some time away from your field, you’ll likely need a certification or training to be competitive. ReBoot Northwest provides participants with a variety of support, including:
- Training Scholarships: Some participants will qualify for scholarships to pay for short-term skill upgrades or long-term training (up to two years).
- PAID On-the Job Trainings & Work Experiences: opportunities to connect with industry-leading employers where you can learn on the job and hone your skills before applying for a full-time position.
We know you can’t be successful if you have to worry about issues outside of work. ReBoot Northwest may be able to provide referrals to support services or limited funds for transportation, clothing or other necessary items.
Meet Some of Our Coaches
Meet: Tom Brown
“I enjoy connecting with local employers and learning about their businesses, and also meeting job seekers and then connecting the two. It’s the best of both worlds.”
Before joining WorkSource in 2009, Tom was a hiring manager in the retail, food service, and golf industries. For the past several years as a Workforce Advisor, Tom has connected job seekers with employers through on-the-job training programs. And while we can tell you that Tom loves what he does, we’d rather you hear it straight from him.
Meet: Wendy Lebow, MSW
“ReBoot NW is a great opportunity to work with participants to help them match their interests, skills and dreams to a great education and a great job.”
Prior to this, for many years, I worked in county government, including in management. When I was laid-off during the recession, for the first time in my life I had difficulty finding a job. During the past five years, I have been at WorkSource East and Mt. Hood Community College, where I have helped job seekers and students in their career exploration, training and job placement. I particularly enjoy assisting people in finding their dream and matching it to training and then onto their career path.
Meet: Jacob Miller
“I view career coaching as a chance to provide direction for the people who may otherwise feel lost along the journey to becoming fulfilled professionally.”
I am new to the WorkSource Vancouver program, but I’m no stranger to working with people to achieve the best possible results. I served as a case manager for the child care program in Hawaii before making the move to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. A military veteran with a college degree in business and a good deal of personal experience when it comes to job searching and overcoming adversity, I can empathize with the struggle and am committed to setting dedicated people along the pathway to success.