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  • Get Into Energy - Oregon/SW Washington

    As part of a nationwide even, the Oregon/SW Washington Energy Consortium is sponsoring Careers in Energy Week, October 14th - 18th, 2013. Consortium members include: Portland General Electric, Bonneville Power Administration, NW Natural, Pacific Power, Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, Worksystems, Inc., and its partners - Portland Workforce Alliance, Focus the Nation and Clean Energy Works Oregon.

    Find out about exciting energy careers at http://www.getintoenergy.com
    Get into Energy Video Contest for all High School and College Students - Download Contest Rules and Forms Here
    Download Get into Energy - Careers in Energy Week Flyer: PDF Flyer
  • Certifying Workers & Communities for a Prosperous Oregon

    Help your business find the right employee the first time. The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) certifies workers as having key work-ready skills and is a tool for businesses in Oregon to hire the best while saving money and boosting productivity. While helping businesses find the right employees the first time, the Certified Work Ready Communities (CWRC) also helps local communities better compete for new business opportunities.

    Learn More... www.oregonworkready.com


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worker adjustment and retraining notification (warn) act
The WARN Act requires employers to provide written notice at least 60 calendar days in advance of covered plant closings and mass layoffs.

An employer’s notice assures that assistance can be provided to affected workers, their families, and the appropriate communities through the State Rapid Response Dislocated Worker Unit. The advance notice allows workers and their families transition time to seek alternative jobs or enter skills training programs.

View Oregon's WARN Notices at: Oregon's WARNs Online
oregon green career pathways
Visit Oregon Green Career Pathways website to learn more about the skills needed for Green Careers in Oregon. You'll also see where you can receive training in Oregon for occupations and industries.

Each roadmap provides information on the courses, certificates, and degrees available at Oregon's community colleges, and the apprenticeship programs available statewide.

Oregon Green Career Pathways Website: http://www.oregongreenpathways.org/
pathways in Oregon
Pathways in Oregon: A Descriptive Study of the Statewide Initiative & Initial Cohort of Completers

Oregon’s Career Pathways Initiative is focused on ensuring that Oregonians are able to easily prepare for, access, and complete short-term certificate programs of less than one year that lead to either immediate employment in occupations in demand by employers, or provide a seamless “pathway” to the next highest level of a degree or certificate related to the occupation. Employment and continued education are the dual objectives of Career Pathways.

Pathways in Oregon: A Descriptive Study
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featured websites

It shouldn’t be difficult to find an online school that provides a good education. There are over 1,000 colleges that offer at least one Bachelor’s degree online. You can study any one of 100 different subjects without ever setting foot on campus. With so many choices, why is it still so hard to find the right school for you?

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Oregon community colleges budget picture 2013-15 
Never has education been more important to the lives and well-being of Oregonians and their communities. Reforming education and improving outcomes for students has been a goal of Oregon for many decades, yet performance now trails most states. In 2011, the Oregon Legislature established the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB) to address this challenge.

Continue Reading: CC Budget Picture 2013 - 15 - PDF
Oregon Dislocated Worker Services begin with registering with WorkSource. You can register at the nearest WorkSource Center location or Register Online.

Download: The Oregon Dislocated Worker Guide 2015 Edition
CCWD Brief 
This agency update is intended to keep stakeholders informed about issues, legislation, and initiatives that may be of interest as well as providing links to resources so you may find further information. While we do not have a set timetable, we plan to send updates weekly or as often as topics/issues deem necessary.

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back to work oregon - a success story
CCWD just released a report to describe the Back to Work Oregon program and its impact on Oregonians.

The Back to Work Oregon program was one of Governor Kitzhaber’s first five job creation strategies, launched in 2011, to get the Oregon economy back on track. Given the goal of 1,325 placements, a year and a half into the two year program, Back to Work Oregon is exceeding the original goal with almost 1,400 unemployed Oregonians placed into permanent jobs, and 931 earning a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).

Read the full press release: Back To Work Oregon - PDF
competence + connections report
COMPETENCE + CONNECTIONS: Communities Working Together for Student Success in College and Career

Sponsored by the Oregon Workforce Investment Board’s (OWIB) former Youth and Education Committee, this publication highlights seven Oregon programs that encourage young people to pursue postsecondary education and training options on career paths that will meet future business needs.

Download: High Resolution: PDF High Res Low Resolution: PDF Low Res
agency budget request: 2013 - 2015
View Budget Request: Community Colleges 2013 - 2015 Budget Request - PDF
File Size: 67 MB
economic stimulus and recovery act
The Department of Community Colleges is focused on accelerating our state's economic recovery by creating jobs and economic stability for communities throughout the state during this volatile time.

Economic Stimulus and Recovery Act Information - Website
CCWD Federal Stimulus Package - PDF
Impacts of ARRA Workforce Development - Expenditures In Oregon Full Report - PDF
Impacts of ARRA Workforce Development - Expenditures In Oregon - Summary - PDF

APRIL 2013

Lottery Bond Capital Construction CTE/STEM Projects approved by 2012 Legislature

Lottery Bonds Reimbursement Request Form - XLS