Penny Painter

Penny Painter

Project Manager

Position

Project Manager

Biography

Ms. Painter is manager of the BOLI-Oregon DOT Workforce Development Program and has experience in assisting men and women to gain skills for heavy construction trades. She assists with career training and mentoring, making the match between employees and potential employers/apprenticeship programs.  She conducts information sessions; one-on-one assessments/career counseling; makes referrals to different agencies; coordinates job site/apprenticeship field days; maintains lists of potential job site/apprenticeship centers;  performs client counseling on career choices and planning; arranges for job interviews; coordinates job development and placement; documents student/client progress, applications and placements;  assists students/clients with readiness and retention needs; performs client counseling on job site issues and assists them in resolution in an effective manner.  In addition to the Oregon Workforce Development Program, she has worked with several tribal workforce representatives to enhance their knowledge about the apprenticeship process.  Ms. Painter’s work  has resulted in training and assisting individuals  starting new careers as heavy construction apprentices.

Education

  • Building Tech Associate Degree Program (Building Inspection), Portland Community College
  • Interpersonal Communications, Portland Community College

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