The East Cascades Workforce Investment Board 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 ECWIB 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.


Klamath Community College Partners to Offer Workforce Training
Click here for article from Klamath Falls Herald and News, published November 22, 2017.

​Tech Apprenticeship Program Launches in Bend

On Wednesday, December 6th, ECWIB and the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) hosted a communmity launch of Oregon’s first technolgoy apprentice program called Apprenti. Apprenti, created by Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) Workforce Institute, will help central Oregon find and grow local talent in the technology industry. Over 40 community partners attended the launch to learn how they can help recruit interested individuals into the Apprenti training program. The first training cohort will train software developers beginning in April, 2018. 

This program was announced in an article in the Bend Bulletin published November 15, 2017.  Click here to read the article.

Advocates say immigration is a labor-shortage solution
Employers east of Cascades face worker shortage

Click here for article published in the Bend Bulletin, November 11, 2017, which includes comments from ECWIB Chair, Wally Corwin.

"Wanted: qualified people who will work for yesterday's wages"
Marketplace interview with Heather Ficht and Damon Runberg.  Please click here to read the full article published August 3, 2017