Feb 14,2007 00:00
Governor’s office to announce funding for five new manufacturing consortia
The Oregon Manufacturing Workforce Strategy, a major initiative to fill the skilled worker shortage and build competitive Oregon companies will be formally unveiled at a public event this week.
And the state has a plan to support this crucial sector of the economy.
“Skilled workers help give manufacturers the competitive edge businesses need in today’s global market” said Governor Ted Kulongoski. “
Allen Alley, deputy chief of staff to Governor Kulongoski, will deliver the keynote address at the unveiling. Alley will also announce funding of five new high-performance manufacturing consortia in
Other speakers will address the importance of
The event will include opportunities for networking among manufacturers, community college and university representatives, union leaders, policy makers and other key stakeholders from across the state.
The Oregon Manufacturing Workforce Strategy event will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, February 15, at ESCO Corporation, 2141 NW 25th Ave. in
The Oregon Manufacturing Workforce strategy is a four-year plan to link regionally based “centers” of manufacturing activity across the state to share ideas and best practices; expand the reach of high-performance manufacturing practices and techniques to create more competitive companies; fill the skilled worker shortage by investing in training of current workers and attracting new workers to high-demand occupations; and raise awareness about the value of Oregon’s manufacturing industry and its high-wage career opportunities. The Oregon Workforce Investment Board spearheaded the plan’s development with assistance from public and private entities throughout
Oregon’s Manufacturing Workforce Strategy (full report, PDF 1.3 MB)
Oregon Manufacturing Workforce Strategy (summary brochure, PDF 1.6 MB)
About the Northwest High Performance Consortium (NWPEC):
NWHPEC represents a cross section of