Two years ago, Daphnie Ivie was unemployed and subsequently was referred by the Oregon Employment Department to WorkSource Oregon – Yamhill. She received a GED from Tongue Point Job Corps in 2006 and her work history consisted of entry-level positions including housekeeper, caregiver, medication aid, and cook/barista; all low-paying jobs that did not allow for self-sufficiency.

Career Consultant, Amberly Ruck, who works for Willamette Workforce Partnership’s (WWP) WorkSource Oregon provider, South Coast Business Employment Corporation (SCBEC), met with Daphnie in November 2021. Daphnie expressed her desire to become a truck driver and attend Tillamook Bay Community College (TBCC) Truck School. Amberly determined that Daphnie was eligible for a SNAP Employment Training Program (STEP) scholarship and she was awarded $5,000 in tuition. The STEP scholarship fully covered the cost of her training at TBCC. Gas cards and rain gear were also provided to support her training efforts.

Daphnie started truck school in late November of 2021 and completed her training in early January of 2022. Upon completion of her training, she received a training certificate from TBCC to recognize her successful completion of Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Preparation. In mid-January, Daphnie passed her CDL A exam and obtained employment with Walsh Trucking Company making $26.00 per hour.

Daphnie lives in Willamina with her husband and two daughters who are excited and very proud of her accomplishments. She is extremely thankful and grateful for the assistance she has received from WWP and SCBEC.

Congratulations Daphnie!

Spotlight on Career Consultant

Amberly Ruck

Amberly Ruck has worked as a career consultant for WWP’s provider, South Coast Business Employment Corporation (SCBEC), since August 6, 2021. She comes to the job with vast experience in vocational consulting and holds a master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation and a doctorate degree in Business Administration. Amberly works at the WorkSource Oregon Yamhill Center.

In her vocational consulting career, Amberly worked as a job developer for the Oregon Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services. She was a business developer for the Oregon Commission for the Blind, and a consultant for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She was also a social security disability representative who advised presiding judges on claimants’ ability to work. Her contract work spans 18 years during which time she developed exceptional workforce development skills.

According to Amberly, the career consultant position is perfect for her. She said, “it is a privilege to serve our community and I love helping customers achieve their educational and employment goals.” Daphnie Ivie (see above article) is but one of the customers Amberly has assisted in the few months she has worked with SCBEC.

Amberly is very excited about her work with SCBEC. She feels supported and valued and gives honor and thanks to her program manager, Josh Hendrickson, for his outstanding management, to WWP and the SCBEC Board, for their support and guidance, and to OED for fostering a wonderful partnership.

WWP is pleased to have such a skilled and dedicated SCBEC staff member working at WorkSource Yamhill. Thank you, Amberly, for all you do for our participants!

Request for Proposals

WWP is seeking proposals for One Stop Operator and Youth Services contracts. Proposals must be submitted no later than noon PST, March 1, 2022. Details about these RFP’s can be found at willwp.org.

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