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The Rogue Workforce Partnership is a non-profit organization that serves as the federal and state authorized Local Workforce Development Board for Jackson and Josephine Counties.

  • We are a business-led coalition that works to strengthen the economy of the Rogue Valley.
  • We catalyze and convene dynamic partnerships with business leaders, K-20 educators, workforce service providers, economic development, labor and other key community partners.
  • Our focus is on building innovative solutions to address the workforce priorities and needs of employers, especially those in traded-sector industries that drive our region’s economic growth.
  • We help both businesses and job/career-seekers to grow, prosper and succeed.

Our Work

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  • Sector Strategies
    Key industries fuel our region’s economic vitality, especially those that are a traded sector. We work with company leaders to create business-led partnerships that solve priority industry-wide issues. Targeted sectors include:

    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Construction
    • Healthcare
    • Information Technology/E-Commerce
    • Transportation and Logistics
    • Wildland Firefighting and Forestry
  • Education & Workforce Systems Aligned to Meet Industry Demands
    We convene and catalyze dynamic partnerships between business, education,
    workforce, labor and community organizations – working across complex
    institutional boundaries to align and leverage resources, catalyze systems
    transformation, and create innovative workforce solutions.
  • Making Career Pathways Accessible to All
    We work to ensure that all Rogue Valley students and job/career-seekers have
    access to the skills training and supports that can lead to greater economic
    prosperity; paying particular attention to those coming from populations who
    have historically experienced opportunity and economic disparity gaps.

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  • A more highly skilled, dependable, innovative, and talented workforce built through business-led community partnership
  • Ever increasing alignment of education, training, and job placement efforts to meet the unique needs of local businesses and career-seekers
  • A unified workforce and education system that is demand-driven and focused on skills & talent development
  • Accountability for results, driven by the needs of local businesses and the Rogue Valley’s economy
  • Strategic investments to increase Southern Oregon’s economic competitiveness