Your Career

Need a job? Don’t have experience? Connect with a Career Advisor to explore your options!


Your Education

Get your high school diploma or GED! College is within your reach, let us help you get started.  You can do it!


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Want to gain hands-on experience to move you toward your goals?  What are you waiting for?  Check out these local events!


Is C-TEC For Me?

Want a job?  Want to be successful? Want to increase your earning potential? If you’re ready to get started, then C-TEC Youth Services may be for you! Here are some examples of how we can help:

  • One-on-one assistance from a personal Career Advisor
  • A detailed plan for how to achieve your goals
  • Education assistance to help you be successful in a school that meets your needs
  • Career exploration – we’ll fill you in on the high demand, high wage jobs and how to get them
  • Job training- get a job, keep that job, and start a career that you love
  • Work experience that you can put on your resume
  • Support services to assist with your personal needs so you can stay focused

If you’re motivated to get started, let’s go!

How do I apply?

About Us

C-TEC Youth Services is here to assist the emerging workforce (that’s you if you’re ages 16-24!) successfully prepare for a career.  We do that by providing individualized assistance that helps you set career goals and supporting you to meet those goals.  Sometimes all you need is a friendly, knowledgeable assistant to help you get started!  We’re also here to help navigate those bumps in the road that are bound to come up.   Our services are entirely free, and sometimes we can even help you pay for career related expenses!  So whether you need to finish your basic education, get a job, train for a career, or start college, we have the experience, knowledge, and to opportunities help you be successful.

Read more about us

Unfortunately, not everyone qualifies for our assistance, so click here to see if you may qualify:

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Events and Opportunities

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    IKEA is hiring--
    Go to their Meet and Greet on Tuesday, May 9th, 6-8pm
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    **Open to C-TEC Participants**
    C-TEC Youth Services will be doing our next round of Pathways to Success classes at the end of this month.

    This time, the class will be 2 days on Saturday & Sunday, 4/29 & 4/30 from 10am-5pm here on the CCC Oregon City campus. Once you successfully finish the 2 day training, then you will have the option for a PAID internship in an industry you would like to check out … (that’s where you get to work and we PAY YOU for your time).

    If you are interested in participating, contact your C-TEC Career Advisor as soon as possible. There are limited spots for this training, so make sure to sign up soon!! Also, there are a few things you need to do before the training, so call your C-TEC advisor today!!

    NOT IN C-TEC and want to do this training?? Please contact our main office at 503-594-3959 to see if you qualify for C-TEC.
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    Did you know that Kelly Services is now hiring for entry-level positions at Columbia Sportswear Company?

    Commonly asked questions:

    Where are you located?
     The Columbia Sportswear Distribution Center is located in North Portland, down the street from the Expo Center.

    What kind of public transportation is available?
     Access to the bus 11 line (Limited) and max line located near the Expo Center. Public transportation is primarily utilized during the day shift.

    Which positions are you currently hiring for?
     Kelly Services is currently hiring for its entry-level Material Handler Position.

    What kind of work will employees be primarily performing at the Distribution Center?
     Employees could be performing duties including but not limited to: loading/unloading, scanning, lifting, carrying, pushing and stacking boxes, putting tags and hangers on apparel.

    Attached you will find a copy of the Material Handler Job description as well as more detail about compensation and hours.

    If you or someone you know is currently looking for an entry-level position, please reach out to the Kelly team directly at 503-978-2362 or at
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    Looking for a job? Attend the Spring Career Fair Tuesday, 4/18 at CCC Oregon City campus in the Gregory Forum from 10am-1pm. Many employers will be here looking to hire!! Bring your resume, dress for success, and be ready for on the spot interviews!! Let your C-TEC Career Advisor know if you need any assistance. For more information and to see the list of employers go to Hope to see you there!! ... See MoreSee Less

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    Spring term 2017 GED orientations are this week at CCC.
    Oregon City Campus- Wed, 3/22 5pm-7pm Night Classes & Fri 3/24 10am-12pm for both Morning and Afternoon classes.
    Harmony Campus- Wed, 3/22 1pm-3pm.
    See flyer for details or talk with your C-TEC Advisor for more information.
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