In addition to the public meetings and processes of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, HECC agency staff are responsible for supporting several affiliated boards with regular public meetings. For all the entities below, meetings are posted on the Oregon Transparency site and public meeting details are posted on their website pages (links below).
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Industry Consortia are a component of the Future Ready Oregon investment package. Three separate, statewide industry consortia will represent the healthcare, manufacturing, and technology industry sector. The consortium meetings are public meetings and details can be found here. The purpose of each consortium is to establish strategic partnerships, develop structured processes to address mutual industry goals, identify industry-specific workforce needs in this state, develop recruitment strategies to increase equitable participation, and promote workforce development programs and activities in the priority industry sectors.
The Oregon Conservation Corps Advisory Committee is established within the HECC for the purpose of managing the Oregon Conservation Corps Program. Senate Bill 762 (2021) established The Oregon Conservation Corps (OCC) Program for the purposes of reducing the risk wildfire poses to communities and critical infrastructure, create fire-adapted communities, and engaging youth and young adults in workforce training.
The OregonServes Commission (previously called the Oregon Volunteers Commission) is a Governor-appointed commission that advises and supports the work of Oregon Serves. OregonServes promotes and supports AmeriCorps, volunteerism, and civic engagement activities statewide to strengthen Oregon communities. The OregonServes Commission meetings are public and supported by staff of the HECC Office of Workforce Investments.
The Oregon Workforce and Talent Development Board is the overall advisory board to the Governor on workforce policy and plans. Appointed by the Governor under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the mission of the WTDB is to advise the Governor and contribute to Oregon’s economic success by: aligning state workforce policy and resources with education and economic development, promoting Oregon’s talent development system; and holding the workforce system accountable for results. The WTDB holds regular public meetings and is supported by staff of the HECC Office of Workforce Investments. The HECC workforce investment programs and activities are strategically guided by both the WTDB and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.
Created in 2013, Oregon’s STEM Investment Council has a legislative mandate to guide the Chief Education Officer in the development and implementation of a long-term strategy to advance the state’s STEM goals. The STEM Investment Council holds regular public meetings. Effective July 1, 2018, the support of the council transitioned from the Chief Education Office to the HECC Office of Workforce Investments.