Workforce Talent and Development Board
The Oregon Workforce Talent and Development Board (WTDB) is the overall advisory board to the Governor on workforce matters, including developing a strategic plan for Oregon's Workforce Development System. Appointed by the Governor under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the WTDB is made up of leaders representing private business, labor, community-based organizations, Oregon legislature, local government, and state agencies. The majority of the 34-member board represents business.
A strong state economy and prosperous communities are fueled by skilled workers, quality jobs, and thriving businesses.
The Workforce Talent and Development Board advises the Governor on workforce policy and plans, and contributes to the economic success of Oregon by:
- Aligning state workforce policy and resources with education and economic development;
- Promoting a proactive, flexible and innovative talent development system; and,
- Holding the workforce system accountable for results to ensure Oregonians develop the skills they need to sustain rewarding careers and businesses have the talent they need to be competitive.