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Industry Consortia

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC), in partnership with the Workforce and Talent Development Board has convened statewide Consortia in three of our state’s key industry sectors—healthcare, manufacturing, and technology. Here you can find details on the Industry Consortia, including public meeting materials.

New Model for Talent Development

We are working to make the statewide talent development system more effective in meeting the needs of Oregonians, employers, and the economy over the long term. The Consortia represent a new model for the following.

  • organizing and driving statewide talent development across the education continuum, from K-12 through postsecondary education and training
  • including a variety of career-connected training opportunities, such as apprenticeships, earn-and-learn programs, and other employer-based training programs

Forum for Building Partnerships

Industry Consortia are envisioned as a forum for building partnerships that deeply engage partners across Oregon’s workforce landscape. Each Consortium is comprised of representatives from industry, education, labor, and community-based organizations who are identifying opportunities and addressing statewide sector-specific workforce development challenges. Each Consortia accomplishes the following. 

  • establishes strategic partnerships
  • develops structured processes to address shared industry goals
  • identifies industry-specific workforce needs in Oregon
  • develops recruitment strategies to increase priority population participation
  • promotes workforce education and training programs and activities in the three industry sectors

 

Public Meetings

Each Industry Consortium meets quarterly. These meetings are held in person and are open to the public. Click on each Consortium below to access public meeting information, including details about when and where meetings are held, how to watch the meeting online, what the agenda covers, and what materials and additional resources are available.


 

Healthcare Industry Consortium meetings

Resources

2024 Schedule of Quarterly Public Meetings​
  • Quarterly Meeting #1: Thursday, January 25, 9:00 a.m.  12:30 p.m., Location: Portland Community College Performing Arts Center; Sylvania Campus, 12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
  • Quarterly Meeting #2: Tuesday, April 2, 12:00  3:30 p.m., Oregon Institute of Technology, Wilsonville Campus,
    27500 SW Parkway Ave., Wilsonville, OR 97070​
  • Quarterly Meeting #3: Wednesday, June 26, 1:00 ​ 4:30 p.m., Location TBD
  • Quarterly Meeting #4: Tuesday September, 24, 9:00 a.m.​ 12:30 p.m., Location TBD 

Please note: Additional details will be provided closer to the date of each meeting. Please see the Healthcare Consortium Public Meetings section of this page for these details as they become available.

 

Manufacturing Industry Consortium meetings

Resources

2024 Schedule of Quarterly Public Meetings
  • Quarterly Meeting #1: Wednesday, January 31, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Location: Oregon Institute of Technology, 27500 SW Parkway Ave. Wilsonville, OR 97070
  • Quarterly Meeting #2: Wednesday, March 20, 12:00 – 3:30 p.m., Portland Community College - Willow Creek Opportunity Center, 241 SW Edgeway Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97006
  • Quarterly Meeting #3: Tuesday, June 18, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Location: Oregon Institute of Technology, 27500 SW Parkway Ave. Wilsonville, OR 97070​
  • Quarterly Meeting #4: Tuesday, October 1, 9:00 a.m. – ​​12:30 p.m., Location TBD
Please note: Additional details will be provided closer to the date of each meeting. Please see the Manufacturing Consortium Public Meetings section of this page for these details as they become available. 

 

Technology Industry Consortium meetings

Resources

2024 Schedule of Quarterly Public Meetings
  • Quarterly Meeting #1: Thursday, February 29, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Location: Oregon Institute of Technology, 27500 SW Parkway Ave. Wilsonville, OR 97070
  • Quarterly Meeting #2: Tuesday, May 21, 12:00 – 3:30 p.m., Location: Portland Community College, 2305 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216​​
  • Quarterly Meeting #3: Monday, August 19, 12:00 – 3:30 p.m., ​Location TBD
  • Quarterly Meeting #4: Wednesday, October 30, Time and Location TBD
Please note: Additional details will be provided closer to the date of each meeting. Please see the Technology Consortium Public Meetings section of this page for these details as they become available.  

Public Comment and Accommodations Guidelines


  • Contact the meeting administrator: ronan.fitzsimons-brey@hecc.oregon.gov
  • Provide public comment: To sign up for public comment, submit written comment, or ask questions about the meeting, email the meeting administrator.  All written comments received become part of the public record and will be shared publicly in meeting materials. You can also read an introduction to providing public comment here.
  • Request accommodations: The HECC is committed to accessible services for all. Please send requests for alternative formats or accommodations for individuals with disabilities to the meeting administrator at least 72 hours in advance if possible.