Advance Tigard

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Recruitment and hiring are extremely difficult, and it’s more challenging than ever for employers to attract quality talent. Replacing an existing employee is also incredibly costly. Between lost productivity, impacts on company morale and the true cost of recruitment, turnover expenses add up. Focusing on employee retention is the best way to avoid these unnecessary expenses. By helping entrepreneurs promote their exemplary employees, Advance Tigard a win-win for business owners and workers.



Advance Tigard is a career advancement program that helps Tigard residents working in Tigard at Tigard-based businesses. Managed by the City of Tigard’s economic development team in partnership with non-profit partner Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), this program provides a matching grant for career education/training when an employer and employee work together to develop a training and advancement plan and make a financial commitment to advancing the employee's career.

Any Tigard resident who works for a company located in Tigard is eligible to apply. Working together, an employee and employer decide on the appropriate training and write a simple training and advancement plan. Your training and advancement plans should include the proposed training name, credential received (if applicable), preferred training provider, and the potential advancement that could result from this training. All of these elements are listed in the application.

Through the application below you can apply for a City of Tigard grant to help cover the cost of education/training that advances your career with your current employer. Employees and employers should work together to complete the application. Once the application is received and approved, a career coach provided at no cost will, if needed, guide and support the employee and employer to attain the training and advancement goals.

Apply Here

Advance Tigard Process

  1. Employee and employer use the link above to complete an application.
  2. City of Tigard staff and IRCO career coaches review application a notify applicants of training grant award amount. In most cases, payment will be made directly to the training provider.
  3. Employee and employer review and sign a training program agreement outlining the training details, program cost share, etc.
  4. Employee completes education/training and notifies City of Tigard staff/IRCO career coach upon completion.
  5. Employer/employee notifies City of Tigard/IRCO about the career advancement if/when that happens.

The City of Tigard has limited grant funding for this new workforce development program to help Tigard residents develop skills to advance their careers with their current employer. Applications will be considered as long as funding is available.

Advance Tigard Priorities

  • Incumbent Employees who are employed and have a potential career path with their current employer in the City of Tigard.
  • Education/Training for professional development/certifications or similar training that an employer recognizes as a skill advancement (not tuition for a 2-or 4-year degree).
  • Residents from low income households.
  • Small businesses without an employee training program.

City funds will be paired with employer and employee contributions for use within 12 months. The education expense must relate to a professional development/training/certification agreed to by the employee, the employer and the city/IRCO. The education experience must advance the skills of the employee in a way that qualifies them for a new higher-paying position with their current employer.

Have questions about Advance Tigard? Contact Economic Development Manager Lloyd Purdy at lloydp@tigard-or.gov or 503-718-2425


Enlace aquí

Recruitment and hiring are extremely difficult, and it’s more challenging than ever for employers to attract quality talent. Replacing an existing employee is also incredibly costly. Between lost productivity, impacts on company morale and the true cost of recruitment, turnover expenses add up. Focusing on employee retention is the best way to avoid these unnecessary expenses. By helping entrepreneurs promote their exemplary employees, Advance Tigard a win-win for business owners and workers.



Advance Tigard is a career advancement program that helps Tigard residents working in Tigard at Tigard-based businesses. Managed by the City of Tigard’s economic development team in partnership with non-profit partner Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), this program provides a matching grant for career education/training when an employer and employee work together to develop a training and advancement plan and make a financial commitment to advancing the employee's career.

Any Tigard resident who works for a company located in Tigard is eligible to apply. Working together, an employee and employer decide on the appropriate training and write a simple training and advancement plan. Your training and advancement plans should include the proposed training name, credential received (if applicable), preferred training provider, and the potential advancement that could result from this training. All of these elements are listed in the application.

Through the application below you can apply for a City of Tigard grant to help cover the cost of education/training that advances your career with your current employer. Employees and employers should work together to complete the application. Once the application is received and approved, a career coach provided at no cost will, if needed, guide and support the employee and employer to attain the training and advancement goals.

Apply Here

Advance Tigard Process

  1. Employee and employer use the link above to complete an application.
  2. City of Tigard staff and IRCO career coaches review application a notify applicants of training grant award amount. In most cases, payment will be made directly to the training provider.
  3. Employee and employer review and sign a training program agreement outlining the training details, program cost share, etc.
  4. Employee completes education/training and notifies City of Tigard staff/IRCO career coach upon completion.
  5. Employer/employee notifies City of Tigard/IRCO about the career advancement if/when that happens.

The City of Tigard has limited grant funding for this new workforce development program to help Tigard residents develop skills to advance their careers with their current employer. Applications will be considered as long as funding is available.

Advance Tigard Priorities

  • Incumbent Employees who are employed and have a potential career path with their current employer in the City of Tigard.
  • Education/Training for professional development/certifications or similar training that an employer recognizes as a skill advancement (not tuition for a 2-or 4-year degree).
  • Residents from low income households.
  • Small businesses without an employee training program.

City funds will be paired with employer and employee contributions for use within 12 months. The education expense must relate to a professional development/training/certification agreed to by the employee, the employer and the city/IRCO. The education experience must advance the skills of the employee in a way that qualifies them for a new higher-paying position with their current employer.

Have questions about Advance Tigard? Contact Economic Development Manager Lloyd Purdy at lloydp@tigard-or.gov or 503-718-2425


  • Los procesos de reclutamiento y contratación son extremadamente difíciles y es más desafiante que nunca para los empleadores atraer talento de calidad. Reemplazar a un empleado existente también es bastante costoso. Entre la pérdida de productividad, el impacto en la moral de la empresa y el coste real de la contratación, los gastos de rotación se acumulan. Centrarse en la retención de los empleados es la mejor manera de evitar estos gastos innecesarios. Al ayudar a los emprendedores a promocionar a sus empleados ejemplares, Advance Tigard es un beneficio tanto para los empresarios como para los trabajadores.

    Advance Tigard es un programa de promoción profesional que ayuda a los residentes de Tigard que trabajan en las empresas de la ciudad. Gestionado por el equipo de desarrollo económico de la ciudad de Tigard, en colaboración con la organización sin fines de lucro Organización de la Comunidad de Inmigrantes y Refugiados (Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization, IRCO), este programa proporciona una subvención de complemento para la educación o la formación profesional cuando un empleador y un empleado trabajan juntos para desarrollar un plan de formación y promoción y comprometerse desde el punto de vista económico a la promoción de la carrera del empleado.

    Cualquier residente de Tigard que trabaje para una empresa allí ubicada puede solicitarlo. Trabajando juntos, el empleado y el empleador deciden la formación adecuada y redactan un plan de formación y promoción sencillo. Sus planes de formación y promoción deben incluir el nombre de la formación propuesta, la credencial recibida (en caso de que corresponda), el proveedor de formación preferido y la promoción potencial que podría resultar de esta formación. Todos estos elementos figuran en la solicitud.

    A través de la solicitud siguiente, usted puede solicitar una subvención de la ciudad de Tigard para ayudarse a cubrir el costo de la educación o la formación que hace avanzar su carrera con su empleador actual. Los empleados y los empleadores deben trabajar juntos para completar la solicitud. Una vez recibida y aprobada la solicitud, un asesor profesional, proporcionado sin costo alguno, guiará y apoyará al empleado y al empleador, en caso de ser necesario, para alcanzar los objetivos de formación y avance.

     Proceso de Advance Tigard

    1. El empleado y el empleador utilizan el enlace anterior para completar las solicitudes.
    2. El personal de la ciudad de Tigard y los asesores profesionales de la IRCO revisan la solicitud y notifican a los solicitantes el monto de la subvención para la formación. En la mayoría de los casos, el pago se hará al proveedor de la formación de manera directa.
    3. El empleado y el empleador revisan y firman un acuerdo sobre el programa de formación en el que se describan los detalles de la formación, la proporción de los costos del programa, etc.
    4. El empleado completa la educación o formación y notifica al personal de la ciudad de Tigard o asesor profesional de la IRCO una vez esté completada.
    5. El empleador o empleado notifica a la ciudad de Tigard o IRCO sobre la promoción profesional en caso de que suceda o cuando lo haga.

    La ciudad de Tigard cuenta con una subvención limitada para este nuevo programa de desarrollo de la mano de obra para ayudar a sus residentes a desarrollar habilidades para avanzar en sus carreras con su empleador actual. Las solicitudes se tendrán en cuenta siempre que haya fondos disponibles.

    Prioridades de Advance Tigard

    • Los empleados titulares que estén contratados y tengan una trayectoria profesional potencial con su empleador actual en la ciudad de Tigard.
    • Educación o formación para el desarrollo profesional o las certificaciones o formación similar que un empleador reconozca como un avance de habilidades (no la matrícula de un título de 2 o 4 años).
    • Residentes de hogares con bajos ingresos.
    • Pequeñas empresas sin un programa de formación de empleados.

    Los fondos de la ciudad se emparejarán con las contribuciones del empleador y del empleado para utilizarse en un plazo de 12 meses. El gasto de educación debe estar relacionado con un desarrollo, formación o certificación profesional acordado por el empleado, el empleador y la ciudad o la IRCO. La experiencia educativa debe mejorar las habilidades del empleado de manera que lo califique para un nuevo puesto, mejor pagado, con su empleador actual.

    Solicitud de las empresas de Tigard con un empleado de la ciudad interesado en avanzar en su educación con el fin de obtener un trabajo mejor pagado con su empleador actual. El empleado y el empleador deben completar la solicitud juntos.

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