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High Demand Careers of the 2020s

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on January 12, 2022

Portland is a city of the future, and the significant career trends reflect in the marketplace. While the 2020s have many uncertainties about what industries will emerge as most successful, it is becoming increasingly clear that specific fields will be vital in employing hundreds or even thousands of people, compared to past decades. 

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Topics: Business, Employee Training, High Demand Careers

Becoming an Inclusive Leader

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on January 11, 2022


In any healthy team of professionals, there will occasionally be disagreement. Team members bring different perspectives, priorities, and risk tolerances, so they will advocate for different paths forward. This discord seems like an annoying roadblock until you realize it’s better than the alternative. Corporate cultures where a single suggestion is mindlessly accepted offer far fewer opportunities for refining and finding the best option available.  

You don't have to give up efficiency or give up having a variety of opinions on the table. Healthy disagreement, respectful conversation, and finding a truly ideal solution are possible when you work toward inclusive leadership.  

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Topics: Leadership, Equity & Inclusion

Gender Identity's Role in the Workplace

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on December 13, 2021

It's been true for decades that gender roles in United States workplaces have been changing. While this can sometimes feel jarring if you grew up expecting to interact in one way with men and another with women, culturally, learning these changing norms can be very helpful. Furthermore, the growing inclusion and acceptance of transgender and nonbinary identities in the professional sphere has added additional challenges for those who may not understand these concepts or simply not be aware of how to address their colleagues. 

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Topics: Professional Development, Business, Equity & Inclusion

5 Signs You're Ready for a Career Change

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on October 01, 2021

The turbulence of the pandemic has caused a shift in the way we think about work. After the pandemic ends, 26% of employees are planning on switching jobs, 80% of those are doing so out of career advancement concerns, and 38% of workers feel stuck in their careers during the pandemic. That shouldn’t be too surprising since a year prior a worker survey found 58% of those switching jobs were willing to take a pay cut to do so. People want to make changes that aren't just moving within the same field; instead, they require switching industries, responsibilities, and working knowledge altogether.  

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Topics: Professional Development, Remote Career Training

Making a Difference at Work When You're Not a Manager

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on August 31, 2021
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Topics: Professional Development, Management, Customized Training

Fall Courses For Professional Development

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on July 05, 2021
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How You Could Benefit From Getting a Project Manager License

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Topics: CLIMB Center, Project Management, Remote Career Training

How You Can Get Ahead With Web Design and Development Courses

The internet is key to so many companies and industries, and every single website has to be created and maintained by someone with knowledge in web design. Learning web design, unlike some other computer-related fields, is incredibly straightforwardAfter a short course, you can launch a variety of careers in web design. After establishing expertiseweb designers can continue learning new programming languages and new elements or software, building your skills to be more versatile and keep up with the times. 

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Topics: CLIMB Center, Remote Career Training, Web Design

Continuing Your Career With A Property Manager License

The Portland housing and rental market is red hot, and rental properties can offer job opportunities. However, if you’re looking to manage rental property in Oregon, you must first obtain a property manager license. While this may seem like an inconvenient step to take, it’s one that will help Oregon residents stay in compliance with the law while entering a field that’s reliable and high-demand. 

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Topics: CLIMB Center, Property Management License, Remote Career Training

Continuing Your Career As An Education Professional

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Education Professional

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