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Oregon Training: What you need to know

The federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) restructures the many workforce development programs into an integrated work training and education system. The Act requires statewide and local partnerships to develop their own state strategy for a comprehensive state workforce investment system, with funds distributed to each state. The Act calls for each state to establish its own work training program. At the local level, the partnership consists of chief elected officials and local boards. WIA replaces the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA).
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There is additional information about the Workforce Investment Act.
The workforce investment initiative in Oregon is composed of various efforts, a sampling of which includes:
Oregon's Workforce Investment Board (OWIB). The OWIB is designed to assist and advise the governor on matters relating to Oregon's workforce system and is made up of leaders who represent private businesses, labor organizations, and state and local government agencies.
WorkSource Centers. In Oregon, a variety of workforce services and service referrals are provided through one-stop locations called WorkSource Centers. Service specialists are available to assist both individuals looking for employment and employers in using a variety of services such as: job referrals, adult education vocational rehabilitation, career counseling, job interview training, aptitude assessments, job training, veteran's services, assistance with resumes and cover letters, and electronic job searching.
Tiered services. Oregon provides tiered levels of service for individuals ...

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