Occupational Skills Training Program

  • Proven way to gain relevant knowledge, skills and experience
  • Mentored and supervised by the business community
  • Opportunity for important job connections


Imagine your future

The Occupational Skills Training (OST) program offers students with a career goal in mind the opportunity to earn college credit for hands-on training with various companies throughout the state. A suitable training site and curriculum will be determined jointly with you, your sponsoring agency (if applicable), and a Skills Training Coordinator at Chemeketa. 

Occupational Skills Training Student Terri

Never be afraid to broaden your horizons. I would recommend Chemeketa’s Occupational Skills Program to anyone who desires to reach the career of their dreams.

Terri, OST student and DMV employee

Business Partners

Build your potential workforce

While serving as a training site, employers have the opportunity to observe Chemeketa students in action.  Employers can evaluate student skill levels and their fit within the company without long term commitment, when determining future staffing needs.  Many employers decide to hire their OST student after the experience because they have proven to be a valuable member of the team.

Referring Agency Partners

Connect your clients

Your clients will interact with employers in real - world settings, gaining the knowledge and skills and abilities needed to obtain employment in today’s job market.

Learn more

Phone 503.399.7398
Fax 503.399.2580
Visit our Salem campus location Bldg. 38