Career Center

In cooperation with instructors and employers, we support Chemeketa students and alumni through all stages of their career development. We assist with job search skills and strategies that enhance workforce readiness through collaborative partnerships which promote student success.

Report a Hire

Let us know if you received a job after getting help from the Career Center. Tracking hires helps keep our services available to students/alumni.

Salem Campus

Regular Hours: Monday–Friday 8 am to 5 pm

Closed Fridays in July and August

Building 2, Room 115

E-mail or call 503.399.5026

Yamhill Valley Campus

Services and Availability

Building 1, Main Lobby

E-mail or call 503.472.9482

Career Services

We connect Chemeketa students & alumni with employers and the opportunities they offer.


Get help finding a job now or after you graduate - utilize our free services:

  • Advertise your jobs or internships for students and alumni via CareerLink
  • Get involved in recruitment activities on campus
  • Shape your future employees by participating in campus programs

Contact us

Cooperative Work Experience

Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) is a program that places students in workplace internships to earn academic credit. You must be at least in the second year of a Chemeketa academic or vocational program. Internships consist of anywhere from 33 to 363 hours in the workplace over the course of one term.

Contact CWE

Occupational Skills Training

Occupational Skills Training (OST) is an effective, economical program that helps individuals prepare for successful employment. OST is approved for dislocated workers, disabled veterans (Chapter 31), and state vocational rehabilitation and workers' compensation clients.

  • Gain work experience and references
  • Training targeting skills needed for employment in nearly every industry
  • Learn job skills on a work site rather than in a classroom setting
  • Flexible and individualized approach to training
  • Earn college credits and a certificate of completion from Chemeketa Community College when you complete your training plan
  • Open-entry program—start any time of the year
  • Available statewide to distance learners

Contact OST