Job Seeker Classes

Dirkse offers a variety of classes throughout the year for job seekers and employees who want to get the skills to handle the stresses of job search and employment.

Classes offered:

Soft Skills @ Work

  • Dirkse @ Work focuses on improving employability through the development of soft skills that help individuals integrate into today’s workplace. Soft skills development includes developing strategies to increase self-awareness; developing knowledge of employer expectations and facilitating skill acquisition in communication techniques and personal self-control. Each session focuses on a specific topic and group participants have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate their knowledge through practice and rehearsal.
  • Target Audience: Transition-age students and adults with I/DD, learning disabilities and/or mental health conditions.

Ready-Set-Work

  • The class focuses on helping students develop skills to advocate in interviews and in employment.
  • Target Audience: Transition-age students and adults with I/DD, learning disabilities and/or mental health conditions.
Since working with Dirkse, The Barbers has hired 3 successful sign holders for various locations throughout the Portland Metro area and we plan to hire more as the opportunities present themselves. The job placement team is prompt, courteous and they make it extremely easy for an employer from a logistics perspective. The employees have been timely, professional and hardworking.
-- Mark Spiegelberg, District Manager, The Barbers

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