our purpose

representing community leaders, business, education, workforce, and elected officials

who are we?

The core members of the Association are made up of the nine Executive Directors from each region.

How does this work?

The Oregon Workforce Partnership (OWP) is comprised of over 200 community leaders representing business, education, workforce, and elected officials from Oregon’s nine Local Workforce Development areas. These nine areas support locally-driven decisions and programs. Oregon has an integrated one-stop service delivery built on a standardized model to provide a flexible, unified workforce education and training system that consistently exceeds customer expectations. Both state and local workforce boards are committed to keeping Oregon business and industry competitive in the global economy.

Rogue Workforce Partnership Southern Oregon Workforce Investment Board East Cascade Works Lane Workforce Partnership Willamette Workforce Partnership Northwest Oregon Works WorkSystems Inc Clackamas Workforce Partnership Eastern Oregon Workforce Board

Kyle Stevens

Douglas, Coos, and Curry counties
Kyle Stevens

Bridget Dazey

Clackamas County
Bridget Dazey

Kim Parker-Llerenas

Linn, Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties
Kim Parker-Llerenas

Bill Rosholt

Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Grant, Baker, Harney, and Malheur counties
Bill Rosholt

Ashley Espinoza

Lane County
Ashley Espinoza

Andrew McGough

Washington and Multnomah counties
Andrew McGough

Heather Ficht

Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Jefferson, Wheeler, Deschutes, Crook, Klamath, and Lake counties
Heather Ficht

Heather DeSart

Lincoln, Tillamook, Clatsop, Benton, and Columbia counties
Heather DeSart

Jim Fong

Jackson and Josephine counties
Jim Fong

responding to needs

Building and sustaining the skilled workforce needed to support a thriving community takes broad partnerships, creative thinking, smart policies and innovative solutions tailored to the specific workforce needs of people and businesses. Oregon’s Local Workforce Boards manage resources to fund programs and build partnerships that help get and keep people working. We maximize investments to build a workforce that meets the needs of key industry sectors and creates opportunity for those who need it most. We are committed to building a public workforce system that is accessible and effective for all. Our strongest asset is our network of partners. We bring together employers, labor groups, government, community colleges, high schools, community-based and economic development organizations, creating a network of collaborators you can’t find anywhere else. By working together, our economy grows, our pool of homegrown talent grows, and our competitive edge grows.

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