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Location for Services in Oregon
Oregon’s public workforce system, WorkSource Oregon (WSO) integrates services provided by the Oregon Employment Department (OED) and the Local Workforce Investment Areas (LWIA) administered by the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (CCWD). Oregonians looking for work should connect with their nearest WorkSource Oregon Center to find staff and services dedicated to helping Oregonians get back to work. WorkSource Oregon staff can help connect job seekers with programs relating to adult, dislocated worker, youth, Adult Basic Education, employment service, migrant and seasonal farm worker, Trade Act Readjustment, and Veterans programs.
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worksource oregon centers
Locate WorkSource Oregon Centers at http://www.worksourceoregon.org/home/worksourcecenters

local workforce investment area (lwia offices)
Oregon has seven Local Workforce Investment Areas, each with its own board of directors that oversees WIA services provided in their local areas. These LWIB’s coordinate program delivery and services to job seekers and business customers through the network of WorkSource Oregon centers. LWIB home pages are listed below:
Clackamas Workforce Partnership:  Bridget Dazey, Executive Director
365 Warner Milne Rd.
Oregon City, OR 97045
East Cascades Workforce Investment Board: Heather Ficht, Executive Director
404 SW Columbia St., Ste. 200
Bend, OR 97702
Eastern Oregon Workforce Investment Board:  Bill Rosholt, Executive Director
1901 Adams Avenue
La Grande, OR 97850
Incite Incorporated:  Tony Frazier, CEO
626 High Street NE, Ste. 305
Salem, OR 97301
Lane Workforce Partnership:  Kristina Payne, Executive Director
1401 Willamette Street, Second Floor
Eugene, OR 97401
Oregon Northwest Workforce Investment Board:  Heather DeSart, Executive Director
heather@onwib.org; 702-371-1874
3788 SE High School Drive (mailing:  PO Box 140)
Lincoln City, 97367
Rogue Workforce Partnership:  Jim Fong; Executive Director
Jimf@jobcouncil.org; 541-842-2515
100 East Main St., Ste. A
Medford, OR 97540
Southwestern Oregon Workforce Investment Board:  Jake McClelland, Executive Director
Jmcclelland@sowib.org; 702-376-3892
Southwestern Oregon Workforce Investment Board
Southwestern Oregon Community College
1988 Newmark Ave.
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
Worksystems, Inc.:  Andrew McGough, Executive Director
1618 SW First Ave, Ste. 450
Portland, OR 97201

community colleges and workforce development workforce initiatives

National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

The NCRC is a valuable, portable certificate that verifies three foundational skills: Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information. Stand out to businesses that prefer the NCRC in their hiring practices. Gain a competitive edge when applying for a job or working toward a promotion at a business that prefers the NCRC. Available at no cost to you.

Website: www.oregonworkready.com

Career Pathways

Career Pathways connect the courses, skills, and credentials you need to prepare for a high- demand job. Jumpstart your career or continue to advance your skills in your chosen career. Wherever you are, community colleges offer a place to take the next step. Explore career options and take the next step on your career pathways at one of Oregon's 17 community colleges.

Website: www.mypathcareers.org/resources/career-pathways

GED Information

For job seekers needing to obtain an Official GED Transcript or wanting GED Test Information. In January of 2014, the next generation GED Test will be introduced. This new GED Test will be aligned with the Common Core State Standards and result in two levels of performance: 1) a high school equivalency certificate and, 2) college and career readiness endorsements in each GED subtests (Literacy, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies) for those who achieve higher scores.

Website: http://ccwd.oregon.gov/GED