Creating Positive Impacts for
Lane County’s Workforce
As a result of the Lane Workforce Partnership’s $1.8 million dollar investment, and our partnership with the Oregon Employment Department over 20,000 Lane County residents received job search assistance through WorkSource Lane between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. Of the individuals accessing services, 15,000 people found employment during the same time period.
WorkSource Lane Training Scholarships
Through the investments made by the Lane Workforce Partnership Board of Directors, 54 people received federally funded training scholarships through WorkSource Lane between July, 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. Awards ranged from $3,000 – $5,000 to assist with tuition payments.
Scholarship participants were able to access training programs at Lane Community College, Pioneer Pacific College, IITR Truck Driving School, and other trade schools to pursue degrees in the following programs: Business Administration, Computer Technology, Truck Driving, Energy Management, Culinary Arts, Fabrication/Welding and more.
WorkSource Lane On-the-Job Training Program (OJT)
As a proven job placement and retention strategy, investments made by Lane Workforce Partnership in the OJT program placed 92 job seekers into permanent positions with local employers between July 1, 2015 and June 30 2016. Of the people placed into employment, 92 earned more than $12 an hour; 62 earned more than $15 an hour; and 21 earned more than $20 an hour.
National Career Readiness Certificate
The NCRC gives job seekers a competitive edge when applying for a first or new job. It’s a tangible way to provide proof of work related skills to potential employers. It is a perfect document for job seekers to include with a resume when applying for a job. Nearly 4,636 job seekers and current workers earned the National Career Readiness Certificate. Lane County is higher than the nation in Gold earner certificates.