Services authorized through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) are regularly procured and contracted for on a schedule in line with Federal regulations and Worksystems policy. The current WIOA service providers are outlined below.
One Stop Operator
Effective through June 30, 2025
Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP) provides One Stop Operator services for the Portland Metro local area in line with the requirements of the WIOA. As the One Stop Operator, OMEP is a subrecipient of Federal funds and required to follow Uniform Guidance.
Worksystems selected OMEP through a full and competitive open procurement, conducted in May 2021. The Request for Proposals was released on May 16, 2023, and outlined the requirements and outcome expectations for the engagement. OMEP’s proposal was reviewed against the requirements and OMEP was determined to be qualified to serve as the One Stop Operator.
Workforce development services in the Portland Metro local area are funded through a variety of Federal, State and local grants, including WIOA which is the governing regulation. The role of the Operator is to facilitate an objective and team-based approach within each WorkSource Portland Metro Center and across the local workforce system that leads to seamless services for customers.
Operator roles and responsibilities include:
- Coordinate Local Leadership Teams for each WorkSource Center.
- Manage reopening planning for WorkSource Centers.
- Coordinate and manage development of business processes for service delivery through the WorkSource Centers to ensure a consistent customer experience across Centers.
- Provide operational and process support for implementation of new WorkSource Oregon Standards.
- Facilitate continuous improvement efforts through data collection, analysis, and process improvements.
Adult and Dislocated Worker Service Providers
Effective through June 30, 2024
WIOA funding is awarded through Worksystems to develop and support a workforce system that provides career and training services to eligible adults and dislocated workers.
Worksystems selected the following organizations through a full and competitive open procurement, conducted in April 2018. The Request for Proposals was released on April 23, 2018, and outlined the requirements and outcome expectations for the engagement. For Program Year 2023, the same organizations were awarded vis a Subrecipient Award process.
There are five WorkSource Centers in the Portland Metro local area, and each has a service provider responsible for the delivery of WIOA adult and dislocated worker services:
|SERVICE AREA||SERVICE PROVIDER|
Tigard and Beaverton Hillsboro
|Portland Community College|
City of Portland
|International Refugee and Community Organization (IRCO)|
City of Portland
|SE Works, Inc.|
|Mt. Hood Community College|
Youth Service Providers
Effective through June 30, 2026
WIOA funding is awarded through Worksystems to develop and support a system of youth service providers – the NextGen program in the Portland Metro local area – to assist and prepare young people in completing their education and preparing for the workforce.
Worksystems selected youth service providers through a full and competitive open procurement, conducted in April 2022. The Request for Proposals was released on April 4, 2022, and outlined the requirements and outcome expectations for the engagement.
These organizations were selected through the process and currently provide NextGen WIOA youth services in the Portland Metro local area:
|SERVICE AREA/SERVICE PROVIDER||WASHINGTON COUNTY||CITY OF PORTLAND||MULTNOMAH COUNTY|
|Portland Community College||X||X||X|
|International Refugee & Community Organization (IRCO)||X||X||X|
|New Avenues for Youth||X||X|
|Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC)||X||X|
Eligible Training Providers
In Oregon, the Eligible Training Provider List for all local areas is managed by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission and can be found at this link.
The Portland Metro local area uses the State Eligible Training Provider List to prioritize training that supports the local area’s target industries. The Portland Metro Eligible Training Provider List can be found here.