Current Project

Urban Tech Jobs Program

The Urban Tech Jobs Program (UTJP) is an accelerated technology training program that is exclusively designed for unemployed and underemployed adults. The program is customized for each individual based on experience and career goals. Program graduates will be able to compete for jobs in a high demand and growing industry.

Employers often have a difficult time finding qualified and skilled workers. UTJP bridges that gap by collaborating with hiring companies to design and offer training for the jobs they need filled.

The Leadership Lab, in partnership with the Urban League of Portland, created a unique and innovative 7-week workshop series designed around the students needs along with meeting the Department of Labor requirements. We provide support for the 1:1 UTJP career coaching program as well as student case management. 


Current ProjectS

Pathways to Success

A 7-week, women-only, pre-apprenticeship class to help women prepare for a high skill, high wage career in the trades.


Tradeswomen Organized for Outreach, Leadership and Support (TOOLS) builds the leadership skills of tradeswomen to advocate for equal representation for women in the trades.