2013 ORS § 660.306¹
Findings and policy
  • purpose of ORS 660.306, 660.312 and 660.315

(1) The Legislative Assembly finds that all Oregonians should benefit from the advantages of Oregons growing economy. The responsiveness and flexibility of providers of education and workforce development services are critical to the continued success of Oregons economy. Involvement of key interested parties in identifying current and future workforce needs will be critical to matching the needs of the workplace and economy with the development of trained workers. Therefore, it is hereby declared the policy of the state to support and promote the best possible education, training and employment for its citizens through effective statewide policy, planning, coordination and service delivery.

(2) It is the purpose of ORS 660.306 (Findings and policy), 660.312 (Education and Workforce Policy Advisor) and 660.315 (Regional workforce committees) to provide advisory and technical services under the executive direction of the Governor to support the efforts of state government:

(a) To integrate education and workforce development by coordinating the contributions of participating segments and providers;

(b) To achieve and maintain excellence in education, training and employment; and

(c) To connect education to social and economic commitments generally and workforce development in particular.

(3) The Legislative Assembly further finds that the statewide workforce development and education coordinating functions established in ORS 660.306 (Findings and policy), 660.312 (Education and Workforce Policy Advisor) and 660.315 (Regional workforce committees) include job creation and economic development activities within the meaning of section 4 (3), Article XV of the Oregon Constitution. [Formerly 285A.452]