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Career Ready

Welcome to WorkReady

Business Partnerships linking schools to work and work to schools.  The new Chamber initiative builds a strong partnership between our business community and school children.  Centennial School District, Gresham-Barlow School District, Reynolds School District, Mt. Hood Community College, and the City of Gresham are partners with the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce to create opportunities for children and businesses. This k-12 program is in its infancy but already is making a difference in workforce development.  Meet Asha and get in on the ground level of what the future will hold.

About WorkReady:

The WorkReady program is designed to integrate industry leaders to the K-12 education. Business representatives will expose and engage youth to  real-world projects and hands-on opportunities producing a well-rounded, local future workforce of enthusiastic adults.

WorkReady Events:

Asha Aiello, along with Aaron Bouchane of Associated General Contractors and Stacey Lewallen of Lease Crutcher Lewis, addressed the Gresham Chamber Business and Leaders Luncheon on July 23, 2020, on Zoom.

 

What's new for Fall 2020?

Governor Kate Brown makes her announcement regarding regulations for students heading back to school in the fall.

 

The link to the full regulations and recommendations can be found here.

WorkReady Events:

Asha Aiello, along with Aaron Bouchane of Associated General Contractors and Stacey Lewallen of Lease Crutcher Lewis, addressed the Gresham Chamber Business and Leaders Luncheon on July 23, 2020, on Zoom.

 

What's new for Fall 2020?

Governor Kate Brown makes her announcement regarding regulations for students heading back to school in the fall.

 

The link to the full regulations and recommendations can be found here.

Watch Our Latest Virtual Event

Culinary Exploration

Learn from Robert Earl Frederick, Tenured Professor of Cuisine Management at the McClaskey Culinary Institute at Clark College. He covers a day in the life of a chef and shares a simple recipe demo that you can re-create at home?

Chef Frederick has nearly 10 years of experience as an executive chef, culinary arts instructor, kitchen manager and catering chef.

He graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI, and also pursued a degree in Business Management from Warner Pacific College in Portland, OR. That background led to chef positions with Walt Disney World, Club Med, Nike and Intel.

Chef Frederick has been certified by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and is a Certified ServSafe instructor and proctor. He is also co-founder of The Portland Kitchen, a free program teaching culinary skills, social skills and healthy disciplines to teens.

WorkReady Virtual – Careers in Culinary, Part II

Chef Earl Frederick, McClaskey Culinary Institute, Clark College

WorkReady Virtual – Marketing in 2020

Kayla Viramontes, the Bold Orange

WorkReady Virtual – Healthcare and Chiropractic

Dr. McCartney Goff, Inspire Life Chiropractic

Interested in Participating?

Fill out this questionnaire in under 3 minutes.

 

To learn more, contact Asha Aiello, the Director of the WorkReady Program at:

(503) 665-1131 extension 6

asha@greshamchamber.org

1005 N Main Ave. Ste. 101
Gresham, OR  97030