Oregon Statutes - Chapter 329 - Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform - Section 329.930 - Business, industry and education partnerships; Industrial Extension Service; Oregon Advanced Technology Center.

(1) Pursuant to rules adopted by the Economic and Community Development Department, a program is established to organize business, industry and education partnerships to develop the most competent workforce in America and specifically:

(a) To provide targeted training grants for customized training programs for new or expanding firms;

(b) To provide industry training grants to community colleges or others for training programs addressing the common needs of two or more businesses within an industry, with special emphasis on Key Industries as designated by “Oregon Shines” and the Legislative Assembly; and

(c) To provide capacity building grants to trade associations and business and labor organizations to build capacity for addressing long-term workforce and workplace training and education needs.

(2) Pursuant to rules adopted by the Economic and Community Development Department, an Industrial Extension Service is established, using public and private expertise, to assist Oregon firms in traded sectors in adopting the appropriate technology, management techniques, work organization and workforce development strategies to remain competitive in a global economy.

(3) The Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development shall support the Oregon Advanced Technology Center, for the purpose of enhancing Oregon’s economic competitiveness by assisting Oregon manufacturers with the adoption and implementation of modern manufacturing technologies and processes.

Note: See second note under 329.905.

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