Workforce Development

Colleges and Universities Located in our Area

The Mid-Willamette Valley is home to six of the states finest institutions for higher learning, in addition to a number of vocational schools. These schools offer programs that meet the needs of students of any age. With many options available for continued education, local colleges and universities provide educational and training for people from all walks of life.

Atkinson Graduate School of Management – Willamette University
Chemeketa Community College
Corban University
Marylhurst University
Portland State University School of Extended Studies
University of Phoenix
Western Oregon University
Willamette University

Oregon State University – Corvallis, OR [40 miles]
University of Oregon – Eugene, OR [65 miles]

Cascade Employers Association

Cascade Employers Association is a vital partner for employment knowledge and support in the area of human resource management for employers of all sizes and all industries. Whether your organization is looking to outsource a specific project, or you need behind-the-scenes help with day-to-day compliance issues, at Cascade you access a wealth of solutions and resources.

Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry

The training programs and resources of the Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry help create high-performing employees, managers and organizations. The services of CCBI range from online classes to customized training and from reference material to professional advising.

IMOM – Industrial Maintenance Operator/Mechanic Program

SEDCOR’s Workforce Training Program to help businesses transfer skills of older workers before retirement and help identify skills needed for current positions and for new entrants into the workforce.

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Job Growers Incorporated

Job Growers Incorporated is a non-profit organization and the local workforce investment board serving Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties. We help businesses find workforce solutions so that they can provide the good jobs. We facilitate skills training and career readiness for adults, and connect youth to business and career opportunities, so that they enter the competitive job market and become assets to local businesses and the community.

Mid-Valley Staffing Association

Mid-Willamette Staffing Association members provide businesses with skilled employees for both immediate and long term workforce needs. Member staffing services are HR industry consultants, equipped to provide qualified job candidates for employers. These agencies represent the private sector and work directly with companies to place qualified candidates at the work site.

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Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP)

Providing Lean Enterprise training and implementation assistance to a wide variety of industry sectors. OMEP  collaborates with the national network of Manufacturing Extension Partnership resource centers, providing integrated and standardized services so you can benefit from industry driven best processes and practices.

WorkSource Oregon

WorkSource Oregon is a statewide network that will stimulate job growth by connecting businesses and workers with the resources they need to succeed. WorkSource Oregon is a network of public and private partners working together for businesses and workers to:

  • Ensure businesses have a ready supply of trained workers whose skills and talents are aligned with the expectations and needs of business and industry
  • Connect businesses with the resources they need to grow their workforce and their business
  • Provide the resources to help Oregon’s unemployed and underemployed get connected with the employers that are right for them, find the jobs they’re looking for and get trained for jobs they want.

Regional School Districts

Marion County

Polk County

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