To accomplish our mission of investing in human potential to drive the growth and development of our economy, we gain insight and understanding of local workforce needs through research. Following are various plans and reports that have resulted.
The Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative (CWWC) is a partnership that delivers a unified approach to serve the business community, support economic development, and guide public workforce investments in the Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area. Clackamas Workforce Partnership, Workforce Southwest Washington and Worksystems partner to form CWWC and serve Clark, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties across Washington and Oregon. We work with industry to identify skill and opportunity gaps to which the public workforce system can respond.
An estimated 34,400 16-to-24-year-olds in the Portland-Vancouver region are neither in school nor working. Referred to as Opportunity Youth, these young people represent an important workforce resource for the economy.