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Request for Proposals: Government Relations Services

The Oregon Workforce Partnership is seeking a qualified and experienced organization or individual to establish and manage our Government Relations Program.

As a non-profit organization, OWP is not seeking to establish a formal lobbying program. However, with statewide reach, highly respected members representing business, labor and local government leaders, and broad local connections, OWP could collectively have considerable impact on policy […]

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Angie Webster recognized as Workforce Champion

Angie Webster, Director of Clinical and Professional Development at Bay Area Hospital has been awarded the OWP Workforce Champion Award. For the last two-plus years, Angie has proven to be a vital partner in the development of the healthcare workforce pipeline of Coos, Curry and Douglas counties. In addition to her integral role in the creation and rollout […]

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WORKing Together 2018 a Great Success!

Almost 300 workforce development stakeholders convened in Eugene September 26-27 for WORKing Together 2018, the inaugural year for this annual conference.

Featuring 69 speakers from across Oregon, Texas, California and the United Kingdom, 18 breakout sessions were offered to highlight challenges, solutions and best practices in Advocacy, Collaboration and Leadership.

Feedback from this event was overwhelmingly positive. […]

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Kim Freeman Recognized as Workforce Champion

Kim Freeman has been recognized with the Workforce Champion Award by Oregon Workforce Partnership. She was presented with this award June 21 at a Board meeting of Clackamas Workforce Partnership.
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Kim has been in the workforce education field since 1992, and currently serves as Area Manager for the State of Oregon Employment Department. […]

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Darryl Spitzer Recognized as Workforce Champion

Darryl Spitzer has received the Workforce Champion Award from Oregon Workforce Parntership.  Darryl is the Apprenticeship/Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Program Coordinator for Tillamook Bay Community College. He is an MSSC instructor and teaches classes in Manufacturing, Safety, Quality, and Predictive Maintenance. As a former small business owner, Darryl has keen insight into the needs of business and workers. He uses […]

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K-20 Education and Workforce Partners are Linking Up

WorkSystems Partner with OpenSesamen to Launch Online Training

SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2017
We are pleased to announce the launch of Train Oregon, a free program offering over 7,000 online skills training courses to WorkSource customers.

With over 40 WorkSource centers in the state and thousands of Oregonians seeking job training, we are always looking for ways to increase access for job seekers looking for assistance. Through a partnership with OpenSesame, a […]

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Adventures in Manufacturing – Canby High School

Adventures in Manufacturing at Canby High School meets weekly after school to work with business partner, Product Manufacturing, on a Manufacturing project. Students are designing and producing a box that meets several specifications. On March 22nd, three teams presented their ¾ scale 3D Printed prototype designs to the other teams as well as representatives from Product Manufacturing, school staff, and […]

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Never Too Old to Learn!

Tyson was laid off in June of 2015 from a local community college, where he was a Composition instructor and also taught Technical writing. Tyson came to the Yamhill WorkSource Center to complete his “Welcome process”, to comply with one of the requirements of Unemployment Insurance (UI). During the conversation with a staff member, it was suggested that he look […]

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Rethinking in the Workplace

This article was written by Jean VandeMerghel, a Rethinking Job Search Participant.

“In my previous line of work, I worked as a Kitchen and Prep Supervisor for a well-known USDA facility earning 80-60k per year. After 18 years I found myself unemployed and looking for work. I received an email from the unemployment dept. about Rethinking Job Search and after […]

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OWP Brings Data Sharing Challenges to Light

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On September 18, OWP and partners from Higher Education Coordinating Commission, Department of Human Services and Oregon Employment Department provided testimony at an informational hearing of the House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development.  The purpose was to:

  1. Request a review of any regulatory or legal constraints that impact data sharing between state agency partners and Local […]
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Program Provides Computer Coding Skills to Young Women

by Cayce Hill

In January 2017, the Southwestern Oregon Workforce Investment Board launched its first Girls Who Code (GWC) clubs in the Coos Bay/North Bend area. In case you haven’t heard of GWC, Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to alleviate the massive gender gap in the computer science industry by providing 6th to 12th grade […]

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