Oregon Employment & Training Association

OETA’s new beginning

OregonETA has offered leadership opportunities and professional development through membership for many years. Benefits include a wide array of training including credits for Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRC), Continuing Education Unit (CEU), and Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP). In addition, OETA presented several workforce-related trainings each year and has historically hosted a RoadShow, and a yearly Rendezvous for Workforce Professionals. OETA recognizes Workforce Professionals around the State by presenting awards to those who make significant contributions to the field of Workforce Development.

In 2022, OWP took over the operations of OETA and is in the process of revitalizing membership opportunities and providing relevant training statewide and across sectors. Stay tuned for more OETA opportunities!

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The Rendezvous2024-01-19T23:47:18-08:00

Our conference is dedicated to strengthening Oregon’s workforce landscape! This conference is a crucial platform for fostering effective partnerships and reimagining the intersection of education and work to empower Oregonians with the skills needed to drive the state’s economic growth. Organized by the Oregon Workforce Partnership, this conference is set to make a lasting impact on the future of workforce development in the region.

The Riverhouse at the Deschutes, 3075 N Hwy 97, Bend, OR 97703.

Our reserved block at the Riverhouse has been sold out.

Red Lion Inn, 15 NE Butler Market Rd, Bend, OR 97703

We have a small block of rooms at the Red Lion that will not last long!

We recommend finding your own accommodations directly with the hotels or seeking out an Airbnb or VRBO.

The conference aims to bring together an eclectic mix of participants, including:

  • Oregon business leaders
  • Educators and education administrators
  • Public agency executives
  • Community-based organizations
  • Elected officials
  • Workforce professionals

Plan to be comfortable and in business casual attire. Please be mindful of the weather in Bend during January.

Exploring Best Practices: Delve into local, state, and national best practices that are shaping the landscape of workforce development. Engage in discussions that promote collaboration and innovation.

Emerging Workforce Trends: Gain insights into the latest trends and developments in the workforce sector. Stay ahead of the curve by understanding the evolving needs of Oregon’s workforce.

Innovative Solutions: Discover groundbreaking solutions that are revolutionizing the way we approach workforce challenges. Embrace innovative strategies that bridge the gap between education and industry.

Early bird registration is $285 until August 31st. Regular registration is $385 per person.

All meals are complementary, including the reception on the evening of day 1. Breakfast and snacks will be provided on the final day of the conference.

Tickets are non-refundable, but can be transferred to another person attending in your place.

Yes! Please contact Georgia Conrad, at georgia@oregonworkforcepartnership.org for more information regarding sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities.

Yes, we will have a program for conference attendees to use during the conference as well as an accompanying conference app.

Yes! Just as your organization changes yearly, so does the WORKing Together Conference to meet ever-changing needs. This year’s conference is in-person and better than ever! We will showcase engaging workshops, dynamic exhibitors, networking opportunities, and statewide leaders in workforce. Come to learn and have fun too!

What about CWDP Opportunities?2023-02-01T22:58:32-08:00

Currently, Oregon Workforce Partnership, which oversees OETA operations, is in conversation with the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) to be able to offer NAWDP membership and CWDP credits/certification through OETA. This is still in development, but we hope to provide this opportunity to OETA members by June 2023. In the meantime, you can sign up for OETA updates online, which will keep you up-to-date on upcoming events, online resources, and new OETA offerings, including certificate and learning badges for workforce development professionals and other social service providers. You can sign up for updates at: https://oregonworkforcepartnership.org/oeta/

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