About OETA Rendezvous


Join us for OETA’s flagship annual event, a dynamic one-and-a-half-day training retreat bringing industry experts, thought leaders and passionate professionals together to discuss Workforce Development. This exclusive gathering offers opportunities for in-person discussions, engaging presentations, and thoughtful insights from renowned specialists dedicated to advancing the field.

Our conference is dedicated to strengthening Oregon’s workforce landscape! This conference is a crucial platform for fostering effective partnerships and understanding the complexities within our workforce spaces to empower Oregonians with the skills needed to drive the state’s economic growth. Organized and presented by OETA, this conference is set to make a lasting impact on the future of Workforce Development in the region.

At the OETA rendezvous for Workforce Professionals, OETA will proudly honor outstanding individuals across Oregon, recognizing their remarkable contributions with appreciation. It’s a celebration of dedication and innovation within Workforce Development.

Organized and curated by OETA, this conference serves as a place for progressive ideas and strategies that will shape the future of Workforce Development across the region. Join us as we pave the way for a future where every individual contributes meaningfully to Oregon’s growth story.

This conference is designed for:

The Rendezvous conference is meticulously designed for professionals and stakeholders deeply invested in workforce development within the state of Oregon. This includes:

  1. Employment and Training Professionals: Individuals working in various capacities within the field of employment and training, such as career counselors, job coaches, employment specialists, and workforce development coordinators.
  2. Government Agencies: Representatives from state and local government agencies involved in workforce development initiatives, such as the Oregon Employment Department, Oregon Unemployment Department, Oregon Department of Human Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, Higher Education Coordinating Commission, and other relevant departments.
  3. Educators and Academic Institutions: Professionals from educational institutions, including community colleges, universities, and vocational schools, who are engaged in preparing students for the workforce or providing training programs.
  4. Nonprofit Organizations: Members of nonprofit organizations dedicated to supporting workforce development efforts, including those focused on career advancement, job placement, and skills training for underserved populations.
  5. Business Leaders: Employers, HR professionals, and industry leaders interested in collaborating with workforce development professionals to address hiring needs, skill gaps, and talent development strategies.
  6. Community Leaders: Representatives from community organizations, chambers of commerce, economic development agencies, and other community stakeholders invested in promoting economic growth and prosperity through workforce development.

Overall, the Rendezvous conference caters to a diverse audience united by their shared commitment to enhancing the skills, opportunities, and prosperity of Oregon’s workforce. It serves as a platform for consistent knowledge exchange, collaboration, and professional development, empowering attendees to stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and innovative strategies in workforce development across agencies.

About Oregon Employment and Training Association (OETA):
The Oregon Employment and Training Association (OETA) is a leading advocate for workforce development in Oregon. Committed to fostering collaboration, innovation, and excellence, OETA catalyzes positive change, empowering individuals and communities to thrive in an ever-evolving economy.