About Lane Workforce Partnership
Workforce Development for Lane County
Lane Workforce Partnership, the designated local Workforce Investment Board for Lane County, Oregon, funds and delivers programs that empower job seekers to meet the current and future workforce needs of employers in Lane County. Programs and services are delivered through a network of local partners including employers, labor groups, government, community colleges, high schools, community-based organizations, and economic development. Lane Workforce Partnership is one of nine workforce boards statewide.
Building a Strong Workforce
Together with community partners, Lane Workforce Partnership provides targeted employment services designed to help eligible adult job seekers identify, or regain, a career that will promote their success. Additionally, the WorkSource Career Centers provide employment services, including career assessment, job training, and job search assistance for Lane County residents whether unemployed or employed.
Training Our Future Workforce
We fund and deliver programs that provide work-readiness training, work experience, and more to youth/young adults ages 14 – 24 that focus on opportunity youth who are neither working nor in school. The goal is to prepare young adults for high school graduation, post-secondary education, and, ultimately, a career.
Meet the workforce needs of employers and individuals through partnerships and innovation.
Lane County will have a trained workforce and individuals will have the knowledge and skills for career success.
Lane Workforce Partnership’s Role
Catalyzer, Convener, Analyzer, Broker, Community Voice, Capacity Builder/Investor.
Goals & Strategic Objectives
Goal 1: To invest, oversee, and promote a workforce system that meets the needs of employers and job seekers to advance economic development.
- Review the effectiveness of training investments and job placement services
- Monitor local unified plan implementation
- Regularly inform the community on the effectiveness of the workforce system
- Implement customer satisfaction measure in collaboration with the Oregon Workforce Investment Board
Goal 2: To build a pipeline of higher skilled workers to meet employers’ demand
- Increase academic skills, workforce readiness and occupational skills of the emerging workforce
- Increase work experience, internship and pre-apprenticeship opportunities for the emerging workforce
- Increase training and employment opportunities for transitional and current workers in high wage, high demand occupations and careers in targeted sectors
- Offer targeted services to meet the training and employment needs of people with disabilities, veterans, 50+ and minorities
Goal 3: To promote workforce system innovation and service delivery integration
- Increase opportunities for individuals to skill-up in the WorkSource Lane Center and increase access to on-line learning
- Expand employer engagement within the workforce system
Goal 4: To align employers, workforce, education, human services and economic development policies and programs to increase business competitiveness.
- To implement sector strategies in manufacturing and health care
- Establish Lane County as a certified Work Ready Community
- Align with community and economic development initiatives that foster the board’s mission
- Promote initiatives with K-12 and community college to align curricula to workforce opportunities and needs
Goal 5: Increase federal and non-federal resources for board initiatives
- Support statewide and regional initiatives to increase funding for workforce development
- Pursue grant opportunities and new partnerships