Oregon's Workforce Development Strategic Plan 2012-2022
In December 2011, Oregon's Governor delivered a powerful charge to the Oregon Workforce Investment Board - transform the workforce development system to achieve better outcomes for Oregon's businesses and for all Oregonians who can and want to work. The Governor's charge is a call to action - to produce a highly-skilled workforce, to advance more people into family wage jobs, and to help Oregon businesses compete in a global economy. To accomplish this, the Governor challenged the Board to create a strategic plan that will result in:
- Greater benefit for businesses and job seekers by eliminating programmatic silos and promoting greater coordination, transparency and accountability;
- Increased opportunities for all Oregonians, including minorities, people of color and those with disabilities;
- Increased decision-making about how to use public resources to solve problems at the level closest to Oregon's people - the local level, to the greatest extent possible; and
- Expanded public/private partnerships to ensure the relevance and long-term sustainability of workforce programs.
The strategic plan, Oregon at Work, is the Oregon Workforce Investment Board's response to the Governor's charge.