Throughout Oregon, local communities are struggling to thrive. Businesses need workers to help them be productive and grow. People need jobs that will sustain them and their families in a changing economy. Seems simple enough. But everywhere you look, businesses are struggling to find the right employees. People aren't unlocking opportunities for good jobs and upward advancement. Things just aren't working the way they used to.
SOWIB (Southwestern Oregon Workforce Investment Board) is one of nine local organizations in Oregon formed to address these concerns. We are a business-led 501(c)(3) partnership serving Coos, Curry and Douglas counties, and devoted to identifying and addressing the workforce challenges in our area.
Our primary goal is to build a workforce system that is flexible, customer-focused and responsive to local needs.
How we do this:
Youth Programs: We invest in programs that serve low income youth with complex barriers to employment, exposing them to career opportunities, training, and support to prepare for post-secondary education and employment.
We are committed to economic prosperity and thriving communities in the region we serve. We are dedicated to continuous improvement. We are accountable for providing high-performing systems that yield a maximum return on investment. We owe this to our communities as stewards of the public and private resources we receive.
You can help us achieve our mission by:
Joining one of our Sector Partnerships
Providing internships, job shadows, or other work experiences to adults and youth
Partnering with us to identify new opportunities and resources towards the mission
Together we can make a difference!