Job Training Program

Helping people with employment skills to be on a path out of poverty

In July 2017, FOOD For Lane County started a job training program to help people receiving services with employment skills to be on a path out of poverty. We work with adults who may face challenges to employment, providing a supportive and structured environment to get them ready for the workforce. Daily instruction and guidance is provided by FOOD For Lane County staff, working side by side with job trainees in the daily operation of the food bank’s programs. The programs run twelve weeks.

Warehouse Training Program: Provides basic skills for careers in warehouse operations. The warehouse training program combines hands-on training in a large warehouse that processes, stores, and distributes both dry and perishable food products. Students will be involved in the receipting, storage, and distribution of up to eight million pounds of food per year for people with low or no income.

Successful graduates of the program will have a Food Handlers’ Card and a Non-Credit Training Certificate from Lane Community College, and the Warehouse Training Program offers an FFLC Forklift Certification.

For more information: Call 541-343-2822 or contact us here.

Apply here!

Program Schedule:

Warehouse Training Program

FY 21-22

Summer: July 12-Oct 1, 2021

  • Application due: June 17
  • Interviews: June 21-24

Fall: Oct 4-Dec 24, 2021

  • Application due: Sept 9
  • Interviews: Sept 13-16

Winter: Jan 6-Mar 25, 2022

  • Application due: Dec 9
  • Interviews: Dec 13-16

Spring: Apr 4-June 24, 2022

  • Application due: Mar 10
  • Interviews: Mar 14-17

Job Trainees get paid minimum wage while completing a 12 week warehouse training program, which helps train people using services in job skills to find employment.

Funding for this project was provided in part by the United States Department of Agriculture. FOOD for Lane County is an equal opportunity provider. The USDA is an equal opportunity employer, provider and lender.