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Opening Doors

Workforce development and training-related coaching and services for immigrant populations

Workforce Training and Preparation 

Are you an immigrant interested in further education? We're here for you!

  • PASS Lane: A program that serves English Language Learners interested in vocational Career Technical training at LCC
  • Short-term workforce training and coaching 
  • Occupational Skills: work experience-based education
  • Free computer basics classes
  • Spanish computer basics workshops for job readiness in Cottage Grove
  • Employment readiness support for students in rural areas (RISE)
  • Scholarship opportunities for new immigrants add link


Individuals who sign up for eligible educational and training programs (such as PASS Lane, Career Pathways, RISE) may receive a dedicated Career Pathways/ Opening Doors Coach to support them through completion of their program. Career Pathways coaching emphasizes on building personal relationships with students and empowering participants by removing barriers to employment and training opportunities. Coaching services include:

  • Recognition of prior skills, international work & education experience
  • Academic progress monitoring (we help you stay on your plan)
  • Internal college resource navigation
  • External community resource navigation
  • Financial, time management, and personal support plans
  • Collaboration with community agencies

CARE and Opening Doors Consulting Services: 

CARE at Lane assists in navigating on-campus and community resources. We can also help connect you to services catering to the unique needs of immigrants such as:

  • Immigrant-focused and multilingual: 
    • community resources 
    • multilingual employment services
    • education and training opportunities
    • scholarships and educational funding 
  • English Language Programs in Lane County
  • Guidance on international transcript articulation and credential recognition
  • Guidance on documentation of international work experience  

Do you have international training, education or work skills? 

While you may have a strong idea of what your career will be in the United States based on the professional experience you already have, establishing yourself in a new country can also be a chance to reach new goals and possibilities. Analyzing your career options in the U.S. can be challenging, but by remaining flexible and getting support from one of our Career Pathways coaches, you can use the education and experience you already have to take steps to succeed in the U.S.

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How do I enroll in Opening Doors?

If you want to learn more about Opening Doors, complete the interest form below:

Contact Career Pathways

Lane Community College
Career Pathways
4000 East 30th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97405

Building 4, Room 210
In Person Services: Mon-Thurs: 8:30am - 5pm, Fri Closed

Live Remote Services by appointment by emailing