EC Works is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services, and alternate formats are available to individuals with limited English proficiency free of cost upon request. Support for workforce services in the East Cascades area are primarily funded through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the U.S. Department of Labor and Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

EC Works supports the talent needs of employers, and maximizes and aligns investments in the career goals of individuals to fuel a thriving economy.

· We embrace equity and inclusion. 
· We are experts in workforce

  development and rigorous stewards of

  public funds. 
· We are collaborative neutral conveners. 
· We inspire a call to action. 
· We are results-driven. 
· We are innovative problem-solvers.


           Vision

         Mission

 

PRIMARY ROLE OF THE BOARD

CONVENER
Bringing together business, labor, education and economic development to focus on workforce issues and promote strategic alignment.


WORKFORCE ANALYST
Developing, disseminating and assisting with the analysis of current labor market and economic information and trends in industry sectors.


BROKER
Bringing together community stakeholders to solve common problems; aligning systems and strategies; forging new relationships between business and education.


COMMUNITY VOICE
Articulating the issues for the needs of a skilled workforce.  Demonstrating and speaking to the effectiveness of training programs.


CAPACITY BUILDER, INVESTOR
Enhancing the region's ability to meet the workforce needs of local employers through the utilization of federal and state funds.

            Values



Contact us


Telephone 541-213-0684


East Cascades Works

404 SW Columbia Street Suite 200 Bend,

Oregon 97702






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We envision an East Cascades region with thriving communities where residents have access to education and training which leads to living-wage jobs, and businesses find the qualified talent they need to succeed.


One of nine Local Workforce Investment Boards (LWIB) in Oregon


Founded: 2015


Counties in Oregon we serve:

Hood River, Wasco, Gilliam, Sherman, Wheeler, Jefferson, Crook, Deschutes, Klamath and Lake Counties