Worksystems joins the National Fund network to improve the quality of the workforce in the Portland region
The National Fund for Workforce Solutions welcomes Worksystems into its network of over 30 regional funder collaboratives. Regional funder collaboratives are the heart of the National Fund’s mission. They bring together diverse community partners to help individuals develop new skills and access a good job, businesses find trained employees, and communities generate inclusive prosperity.
Worksystems coordinates and invests resources to improve the quality of the workforce in Portland and Multnomah and Washington counties. A public-private partnership, Worksystems brings together local elected officials, private sector leaders, public agencies, education, labor, and community-based organizations to understand and address regional workforce challenges and related community issues.
“We are excited to have Worksystems join our network and increase the National Fund’s footprint in the Pacific Northwest,” said National Fund President and CEO Fred Dedrick. “Portland will make important contributions to our learning network and strengthen our other West Coast partners in their efforts to build more prosperous communities.”
Worksystems maximizes regional resources for an efficient and effective public workforce development system and develops and implements the region’s strategic workforce plan.
“We are thrilled and honored to be added to the National Fund’s network and look forward to learning and sharing with some of the best workforce development organizations in the nation,” said Andrew McGough Executive Director of Worksystems, the Portland Metro Workforce Development Board.
About National Fund for Workforce Solutions
The National Fund for Workforce Solutions is a national network promoting economic opportunity and prosperous communities through investment and innovation. Based in Washington D.C., the National Fund partners with philanthropy, employers, workers, public and private community organizations, and more than 30 regional collaboratives to invest in skills, improve workforce systems, and generate good jobs. The National Fund supports civic and business leaders in promoting evidence-based practices and policies that build shared prosperity. Learn more about the National Fund and its local partners at www.NationalFund.org.
Worksystems, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that pursues and invests resources to improve the quality of the workforce in the City of Portland, Multnomah and Washington Counties. We develop policies and design workforce development programs and services delivered through a network of local partners to help people get the skills, training and education they need to go to work or to advance in their careers. Our partners include employers, labor groups, government, community colleges, high schools, community-based and economic development organizations.