One the keys to a growing economy is a skilled workforce prepared to advance along career pathways and help businesses succeed.
In December 2011, Governor Kitzhaber initiated and effort to redesign the systems and services that help Oregon’s businesses find and grow their workforce and help Oregonians become employed and advance along career pathways. This redesign effort is designed to achieve three goals:
1. Oregonians have the skills needed to fill current and emerging high-wage, high-demand jobs
2. Businesses have the skilled workforce to support future growth
3. An aligned workforce system provides integrated services and makes the most efficient possible use of resources