Date: Thursday, Sept. 19

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Room: Galleria I


  • Connor McDonnell, Housing Integrator, Oregon Housing and Community Services


  • Pat Daniels, Executive Director, Constructing Hope Pre-Apprenticeship Program
  • Gisela Salgado, Rural West Internship Program for Diversity in Nonprofit Housing and Community Development, California Coalition for Rural Housing
  • Maurice Rahming, President/General Manager/Design Build, O’Neill Construction Group
  • Tiffany Thompson, Construction Career Pathways Project Program Manager, Metro

With Oregon’s hot economy both nonprofit housing developers and construction contractors continue to struggle building and retaining a diverse workforce. Industries must be intentional in developing recruitment and training programs that appeal to a younger and more diverse generation when considering long-term workforce development efforts. Workshop panelists will share success stories about their internship and apprenticeship programs and consider opportunities to grow partnerships with the nonprofit sector. What ideas are out there for how nonprofit CDCs can work together towards creating more internship and apprenticeship opportunities both within our organizations and on housing development projects?