Investing in the Current Workforce
Between July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018, Lane Workforce Partnership invested $1.5 million into workforce services delivered through WorkSource Lane. WorkSource Lane is the primary system for delivering workforce services to adults and dislocated workers in Lane County. WorkSource Lane assists employers recruit and retain employees, and helps individuals learn new skills, find employment and progress in their careers. WorkSource center locations and contact information.
Lane Workforce Partnership invested over $230,000 in federal training scholarship funds between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. Administered through WorkSource Lane, training scholarships are targeted to industries with growing occupations such as health care, manufacturing, software/technology, and construction.
As a proven effective business service through WorkSource Lane, Lane Workforce Partnership invested $406,000 in State, County, and Federal funds into the On-the-Job Training program (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018). On-the-Job Training is a “hire first” activity which offers an employer up to $3,500 for hiring an eligible job seeker or current employee who is almost perfect but is lacking a skill, or set of skills, and is willing to train them on the job.
National Career Readiness Certificate
Oregon’s National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is a valuable certification that verifies three foundational skills—Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information. The NCRC helps job applicants stand out from the crowd and assures employers that applicants have foundational job-related skills critical to on-the-job success.
Local employers have signed a Letter of Support to recognize the NCRC in their hiring. View listing of employers in Lane County that recognize the NCRC in their hiring.
Concentric Sky and the National Career Readiness Certificate:
NCRC recognized throughout the state: