The Construction Industry

The Columbia Willamette Workforce Partnership (CWWC) is a partnership between between the Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan region’s three workforce development boards – Workforce Southwest Washington, Clackamas Workforce Partnership, and Worksystems. Its purpose is to deliver a unified approach to serve industry, support, economic development, and guide public workforce investments in the region. 
We work with industry to create “sector strategies” to identify and remove barriers that stand in the way of cultivating and sustaining a skilled workforce in the sectors of ConstructionHealthcare, Manufacturing, and Technology. Under the guidance of local companies, we developed this three-point plans to address workforce challenges in Construction for the Portland-Metro Region.

Our Goals

Three Identified Goals for the Construction Industry.

  1. Connect Youth to Jobs and Training Opportunities in Construction.
  2. Advance Equity and Diversity in the Construction Industry.
  3. Improve Retention of Existing Apprenticeships and Workers.


Click here to view the Construction Workforce Plan for 2022.

For More Information

For more information about our sector strategies,  please contact Bryan Fuentez.

Phone: 503-657-6644