Policy & Collaboration

Featured Work

Find out about featured events, recent initiatives, and collaborations of the HECC here. Also see News and Updates for more recent announcements.

HECC Workforce Office to Play Key Role in Future Ready Oregon 

On February 5, 2018 Governor Brown launched Future Ready Oregon, which includes a number of initiatives intended to provide skill and job training to Oregonians to close the gap between the skills of Oregon workers and the needs of Oregon businesses. The Higher Education Coordinating Commission’s Office of Workforce Investments (OWI) and the Oregon Workforce and Talent Development Board (WTDB) play key roles in supporting the realization of the Governor’s vision in this area. Read more in our February 2018 HECC Collaborations Newsletter. ​

Development of Transfer Credit Agreements: Implementation of House Bill 2998​

Learn more here about work in progress on implementation of House Bill 2998 (2017), or sign up for our transfer pathways mailing list here for updates. In 2017, as a result of collaborat​ion among the HECC, Oregon’s community colleges and public universities, and lawmakers, the State Legislature passed HB 2998, a bill designed to streamline transfer between Oregon’s community colleges and public universities.  The legislation directs the HECC to bring together community colleges and universities to establish common foundational curricula of at least 30 credits and major-specific unified statewide transfer agreements (USTAs).  ​​

Read more about 2018 legislative updates and implementation of 2017 legislation here.​

Oregon Youth Conservation Corps grants supported over 1,000 Oregon youth in 2016-17

The HECC is pleased to share the Oregon Youth Conservation Corps 2016-17 Annual Report​, featuring OYCC’s significant accomplishments in their work to empower youth by providing outdoor work and stewardship experiences throughout Oregon. OYCC administers grants to schools and organizations that employ at-risk and disadvantaged youth across the state, building on the strong connections between positive work experiences, work skills, personal responsibility, commitment to education, and future employment.​ Read more in our February 2018 HECC Collaborations Newsletter. ​

HECC Collaborations newsletter

For more on recent work, see the HECC Collaborations newsletter, a regular e-newsletter featuring featured work of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission and agency. Click on the image here for the most recent issue, including the Message from HECC Executive Director Ben Cannon.

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