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No Wasted Time involves BDS Director and Staff

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Director Paul L. Scarlett at Jefferson High SchoolOn behalf of Commissioner Randy Leonard's office, the Bureau of Development Services partnered with the Diversity Institutes "No Wasted Time" pilot program designed to provide mentoring, career mapping & tracking, internships and exposure to career and educational opportunities for the Thomas Jefferson High School Young Men's Academy.

Harold Williams Two, President of CH2A in conjunction with Dr. Preston Pulliams, PCC President and John Jackley, PDC Communications Director teamed up to provide a program model that collaborates with all levels of school, Portland Community Colleges, Unions, Private and Government agencies to work together and take an active role in training and educating today's youth. Visit the website at www.TheDiversityInstitute.com.

Bureau Director Paul Scarlett is very supportive of engaging youth and encourages interested staff to participate in this type of outreach. He feels this is a great way to share the various careers and jobs available at the city.

  • The Diversity InstituteMarch 17th - Mikal Shabazz, Diversity Liaison shared his experience in his current position and provided training information necessary to complete the plumbing trades and become an inspector
  • April 8th - Lisa Buellesbach, Structural Engineer gave a presentation on engineering and her experience and educational path in the field
  • April 14th - Paul Scarlett will share his experience as bureau Director and the many different life experiences that have prepared him for the postion
  • May 14th - Tim Heron, Planning Design Review Supervisor will discuss what is planning and the educational path required to become a planner

If you are interested in participating in this ongoing outreach, contact Outreach Program Coordinator, Tiffani Penson at (503) 823-1109 or email penson_t@ci.portland.or.us.

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