ERIC Number: ED355894
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Bottom Line.
Haugland, Marlene; And Others
This document evaluates the present needs and future shape of the Oregon workforce and recommends strategies for both public and private sectors and for communication. The first section provides a background to the issues of the state's changing economy by describing global and national economic changes and recent state legislative responses, and giving an analysis of the beneficiaries of change. The report goes on to describe the work of the Oregon Workforce Quality Council and its three-part (public, private, and communication) strategy. Three final sections address each of these areas. The goals of the public sector strategy are: Oregon schools with world class academic standards, smooth transition from school to work, training and placement aimed at high-wage jobs, and employers accessing a full range of business services. The vision for the private sector includes high-skill jobs in all areas of the state, high-performance firms, high level investment, cooperation between labor, business, and education, and expansion of the apprenticeship model in new industries and jobs. The communication vision entails taking a long-range view of expectations, engaging citizens in an effort to change the way business is done, and demonstrating that bottom-up solutions work best. An appendix gives bench mark priorities in tabular form, a list of regional workforce committees, and an annotated list of public sector partners. (Contains 16 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: Communications, Delivery Systems, Economic Factors, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Labor Force, Long Range Planning, Needs Assessment, Private Sector, Public Sector, School Business Relationship, State Legislation, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Workforce Quality Council.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon