Workforce Strategies to Support Manufacturers

January 14th, 2014

Manufacturing is a key engine that powers the economic vitality of the Portland-Vancouver region. It provides jobs, innovation, and spurs productivity giving our region a competitive edge in the global economy.

The Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative, a partnership between Worksystems, the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council, and the Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County, is committed to providing a unified approach to addressing the workforce needs of manufacturers throughout our region and we are working together to support economic development efforts to grow jobs by ensuring the availability of a robust skilled labor pool. 

This video highlights the strength of our regional manufacturing sector and outlines our efforts to address their workforce needs. Learn more about the Collaborative at