Center Type
Job Corps Center
Physical Address

2701 NW Vaughn St Ste 151
Portland, OR 97210-5328
United States

Geolocation Field
45.5374705, -122.7080361
Phone Number
(503) 274-7343
Fax Number
(503) 223-5771
Location Description

Established in 1989 as an all-female non-residential center, PIVOT Job Corps Center is located in the magnificent Montgomery Park building in the Nob Hill Commerce District at the edge of historic northwest Portland, Oregon. Montgomery Park offers a first-class business setting surrounded by the hills of Forest Park.

Center History

PIVOT Job Corps was established in 1989 in beautiful Portland, Oregon. Uniquely different than traditional Job Corps centers, PIVOT serves an all-female, non-residential student population. PIVOT is known for its hands-on, industry-relevant training.

Director Name
Tyna Moreschi
Director Email
Director Phone
Director Extension
Director Fax
Student Programs
Student Government Association
<p>The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of our students and plays a key role in the operation of the center. We encourage all of our students to join the SGA.</p> <p>The SGA Council is composed of Executive Board officers, Vocational Representatives, and Area Student Leaders. The Executive Board members are the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Community Coordinator. Vocational Representatives are student leaders representing each career training program on center. The Area Student Leaders are mentors, recreational aides, residential advisors, safety marshals, and student tour guides.</p> <p>In their weekly meetings, SGA representatives make recommendations to the Center Director about rules affecting students including enforcement of rules. The Center Director also consults with the SGA before introducing new rules for students.</p> <p>SGA members also have the responsibility to:</p> <ul> <li>Be a positive role model to the other students.</li> <li>Assist in the decision-making process with the Center Director and Senior Management Team relating to policies affecting student life on and off campus.</li> <li>Develop leadership skills.</li> <li>Practice self-government and have input on center policies.</li> <li>Learn and practice positive leadership and socialization skills.</li> <li>Assist with tours on center.</li> <li>Work with all departments through the SGA Committees.</li> <li>Host activities for the student body.</li> <li>Work closely with the Business-Community Liaison to bridge the gap between the Job Corps program and the community.</li> </ul> <p>After 30 days of enrollment at our center, you may apply for the Leadership Training Class. After you complete three weeks of leadership training, you can apply for SGA membership.<br> </p>
PIVOT Street Team
Walking club
<p>The Walking Club is an organization for like-minded urban explorers and wanderers to meet up and enjoy trail and street exploration adventures. Everyone interested in walking, the outdoors, and fitness is welcome.</p>
<p>Fostering positive relationships with the communities our centers are in is a key part of what Job Corps does. At the PIVOT Job Corps Center, it also meanspartnering with Hands On Greater Portland to connect with volunteer opportunities:</p> <ul> <li>Friendly House</li> <li>Meals on Wheels Program</li> <li>Oregon Food Bank</li> <li>Oregon Humane Society</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
High School Diploma/ HSE Program
<p>One of our top goals at PIVOT Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her high school equivalency (HSE)/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at PIVOT Job Corps can enroll in our HSE program.</p> <p>Our HSE program is offered through a partnership with Portland Community College.</p>
English Language Learning Program
<p>Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly to determine their language proficiency levels.</p> <p>We offer this program on-site through a partnership with Rosetta Stone.</p>
Tutoring and Academic Support
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, and social studies by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.</p>
College Program
<p>This program is offered through partnership with Portland State University, Pacific University, and Mercy Corps.</p>
Driver Education
<p>Driver's Education is offered twice a year to all students needing their driver's license.</p>