The Construction Industry

The Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative (CWWC) is a partnership 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.
The Collaborative 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 Construction,  Healthcare, Manufacturing, Child Care & Early Learning and Technology. Under the guidance of local companies, we have three goals for the sector to advance the construction workforce in the region.

Construction Sector Strategy Goals

Our new construction Workforce Plan identifies for goal areas.

  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.
  4. Connect career changers to jobs, training and career opportunities in construction.

Click here to view the Construction Workforce Plan for 2022.


For More Information

For more information about our sector strategies,  please contact Samir Randolph.

Phone: 503-657-6644 ext. 100