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2016-2020 Workforce Strategic Plan

SALEM, OR –Incite Inc, is announcing the second of three forums held to create the next regional workforce strategic plan for Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties that help form regional solutions to workforce and industry challenges. This forum will focus on individuals in workforce and will drive the strategy and goals around how to best serve employees and individuals seeking employment in the region. The strategic plan is also initiated as a part of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and will bring investment dollars to the region in the areas specified through the 2016-2020 strategic plan.

The public is invited to attend and encouraged to be active in these discussions to educate the Workforce Board in regional workforce challenges through expertise and dialogue. Potential interest groups for these discussions may be business owners, employers, educational institutions, workforce system staff, job seekers, economic development and community partners.

The second planning meeting will be held at 2:00pm on October 14th, 2015 at the Keizer Civic Center located at 930 Chemawa Rd NE Keizer, Oregon 97303. A panel will be present to testify on their knowledge and experience of the workforce system as well voice their concerns and potential solutions for improvement. Breakout sessions will ensue to for the public to discuss strategies and goals around individuals in workforce for consideration of the Workforce Board to make a recommendation on throughout the strategic planning process.

Subsequent meetings will address effectiveness measures, accountability, continuous improvement measures, use of technology in the workforce system, economic development, entrepreneurial services and employer engagement activities. Meeting dates and times are available at inciteworks.org and will continue to be announced in future press releases.

The following draft goal and strategies for discussion are:

    • Workforce aspirations, defined as: inspiring individuals to reach beyond the status quo in their professional careers
      • Promote the development of meaningful relationships with job seekers where transformative conversations occur
      • Deliver accessible and understandable goals to each individual
      • Develop system staff to increase the quality of service

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