June 11, 2012
Andrea Cantu-Schomus, 503-986-2368
(Salem, OR) – On Wednesday, June 13, Secretary of State Kate Brown will release an audit of Oregon’s Workforce Development. Auditors found Oregon could be doing a better job of matching middle-skilled training programs at Oregon’s Community Colleges and the many other workforce development programs with current and projected job demand.
“We need a more strategic, coordinated, statewide plan that identifies high demand jobs or industries with a projected under-supply and offer training to get these Oregonians to work,” said Secretary Brown. “We need more partnerships like Vigor Industrial and Portland Community College where men and women in search of a career can get the training they need to get hired right out of school.”
Secretary Brown will tour Vigor Industrial’s Swan Island Training Facility with PCC President, Dr. Preston Pulliams and representatives from Vigor Industrial. On the grounds of the Portland shipyard, this joint venture provides welding training opportunities that support workforce development for Vigor Industrial and other area companies.
Vigor Industrial/PCC Swan Island Training Facility
5555 N. Channel Ave
Portland, Oregon 97217
The entrance to the training center is off Lagoon Avenue.