About Lane Workforce Partnership

Lane Workforce Partnership is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that pursues and invests resources to improve the quality of the workforce in Lane County.  We design and coordinate workforce development programs and services delivered through a network of local partners to help people get the skills, training and education they need to go to work or to advance in their careers.  Our partners include employers, labor groups, government, community colleges, high schools, community-based organizations and economic development.


Our mission is to meet the workforce needs of employers and individuals through partnerships and innovation.


Lane Workforce Partnership’s vision is that Lane County will have a trained workforce and individuals will have the knowledge and skills for career success.

Lane Workforce Partnership Goals & Strategies

Goal 1:  Prepare workers for jobs in a new and changing economy.


  1. Research job changes by industry.
  2. Continue to implement Sector Strategies.
  3. Identify and share job skills with current and emerging workforce.
  4. Evaluate current job training programs to determine if the needs of the employers are being met.
  5. Gather and disseminate projected data about job evolution/changes/growth.
Goal 2:  Prepare our youth for future employment.


  1. Use technology to introduce youth to various jobs.
  2. Connect industry workforce needs to education.
  3. Continue to utilize the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).
  4. Increase paid work experience opportunities.
Goal 3:  Connect individuals to education, skill-building, and employment opportunities in industries and occupations most impacted by retirements.


  1. Research the impact of the aging/retiring workforce.
  2. Match appropriate succession strategies with various jobs.
  3. Invest in career pathway models.
  4. Utilize On-the-Job-Training (OJT) and customized training in companies with high retirement projections.
Goal 4:  Expand the use of services and increase job placements for under-represented populations, including: women, minority groups, those over 50, veterans, people with disabilities, and rural communities.


  1. Hold equity and inclusion round table discussions with targeted populations.
  2. Ensure staff are adequately trained in service delivery for all targeted populations.
  3. Ensure services are user-friendly and appropriate for targeted populations.
  4. Target outreach activities.
Goal 5:  Improve alignment among community leaders to meet key outcomes as identified by industry.


  1. Continue sector strategy work.
  2. Engage relevant agencies and programs.
  3. Improve alignment among community leaders to meet key outcomes as identified by industry.
  4. Use data to drive effort and outcomes.
  5. Collaborate in an effort to optimize the utilization and impact of local workforce resources.