Adult and Dislocated Worker Service Providers - WorkSource East Cascades

Youth Compass Program Service Providers

Per Executive Order 13-08 of the State of Oregon which disallows for Local Boards to provide direct services to participants and per WIOA sec. 123, EC Works used a competitive process to select the following providers to carry out all the Title I Youth 14 elements and services.

All three providers of Title I Youth services are considered subrecipients of federal funds and are required to follow Uniform Guidance. As subrecipients, each are also monitored annually for fiscal and programmatic compliance and provide regular reporting on performance measures. Contracts are effective on a July 1- June 30 basis and renewed in accordance with EC Works procurement policies.


Northern Sub-Region, defined as Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, and Wheeler Counties

Columbia Gorge Community College


Central Sub-Region, defined as Crook, Jefferson, and Deschutes Counties
Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council


Central Sub-Region, defined as Crook, Jefferson, and Deschutes Counties
Klamath Community College

 East Cascades Works is an equal opportunity employer, primarily financed with funds provided through the Higher Education Coordinating Commission and from the U.S. Department of Labor. Auxiliary aids and services and alternate formats are available to individuals with disabilities, TTY/TDD – dial 711 toll free relay service or access online at www.sprint.relayonline.com.  Language services are available at no cost to individuals with limited English proficiency upon request.  

Per the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title I formula funds allocated to local areas for adults and dislocated workers must be used to provide career and training through the one-stop delivery system (WorkSource). Per 20 CFR 680.140 of the same legislation, local workforce boards (EC Works) are responsible for determining the most appropriate delivery of these services.


Furthermore, and to comply with Executive Order 13-08 of the State of Oregon which disallows for Local Boards to provide direct services to participants, EC Works has selected the following providers of Title I Adult and Dislocated Worker Jobseeker and Employer Services through open and competitive procurement processes. All three providers of Title I Adult and Dislocated Worker Services are considered subrecipients of federal funds and are required to follow Uniform Guidance. As subrecipients, each are also monitored annually for fiscal and programmatic compliance and provide regular reporting on performance measures. Contracts are effective on a July 1- June 30 basis and renewed in accordance with EC Works procurement policies.


Northern Sub-Region, defined as Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, and Wheeler Counties

Columbia Gorge Community College


Central Sub-Region, defined as Crook, Jefferson, and Deschutes Counties
Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council


Central Sub-Region, defined as Crook, Jefferson, and Deschutes Counties
Klamath Community College

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.


Eligible Training Providers

One-Stop Operator

Effective July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022 with the option to extend for up to three additional years.


Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP) provides One-Stop-Operator Services throughout the East Cascades Workforce Region in accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. As the One-Stop-Operator, OMEP is considered a subrecipient of federal funds and is required to follow Uniform Guidance.

EC Works selected OMEP through a full and competitive procurement process conducted for Program Year 2021. The Request for Proposals was released on May 3, 2021 and sought proposals from entities with the capacity and demonstrated ability to coordinate staff and operate as the One-Stop Operator under the provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Entities interested in applying were also expected to have the ability and capacity to work in coordination and collaboration with multiple entities serving within a complex and matrixed environment.

Workforce services in the East Cascades workforce area are primarily funded through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The work authorized under this federal legislation provides support for workforce development activities in the local area, which are supplemented and aligned with other funding sources. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission - Office of Workforce Investments (HECC-OWI) oversee this funding. As defined by the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 678.620, the One-Stop Operator’s role at a minimum is to coordinate the service delivery of required one-stop centers, branded in Oregon as WorkSource, partners and service providers. As the selected entity, OMEP has demonstrated effectiveness and experience in providing services in Oregon and is able perform the duties of the One-Stop Operator without any conflicts of interests.