Introduction of the Warehouse Training Program
FOOD for Lane County is pleased to announce the start of a Warehouse Training Program, funded in part by Lane Workforce Partnership. The goal of the program is to prepare people who experience food insecurity for jobs in warehousing, which will reduce their long-term reliance on emergency food.
The people receiving FOOD for Lane County’s services have said that employment and higher wages would make food assistance less necessary. The vocational training program is for people receiving support through FOOD for Lane County’s food assistance programs or partner agencies, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) or the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF, formerly known as welfare); and that have barriers to employment.
Program participants will be involved in the receipting, storage, and distribution of food. Participants will train with FOOD for Lane County staff for 20 hours per week for twelve weeks. Successful graduates of the program will have a Food Handler Permit, a Forklift Certification, and a non-credit training certificate from Lane Community College. Future job possibilities include working as a Warehouse Assistant or Forklift Operator. The first session starts July 31 and people interested are encouraged to apply soon.
People interested in signing up for the program or that have questions can call FOOD for Lane County at 541-343-2822. Or, fill out the form below. Thank you!
**Applications submitted after July 25, 2017 will be considered for the training session that runs October 23 through January 5. We will be calling applicants in September regarding interviews. Please contact us in the meantime if you have any questions. Thank you for your interest in this program.