Our Mission


Our mission

To advance the region’s economic vitality by developing a business-responsive workforce that promotes prosperity.

The Rogue Workforce Partnership is a business-led coalition that works to strengthen the economy of the Rogue Valley. We catalyze and convene dynamic partnerships with business leaders, K-20 educators, workforce service providers, economic development, and other key community partners. Our focus is on building innovative solutions to address the workforce priorities and needs of employers, especially those in traded-sector industries that drive our region’s economic growth. Working collaboratively across complex systems and institutional boundaries, we leverage and align resources to build the skills and talents of our region’s workforce, so local businesses and career seekers can succeed in the modern global economy.


Our Vision

Our Vision

A strong regional economy and prosperous community fueled by skilled workers, quality jobs and thriving businesses.

The Rogue Workforce Partnership exists to address the region’s workforce issues. We see workforce issues as the gaps or fault lines that occur naturally when the complex systems of business and economics, educational institutions, and family/social systems intersect. Our strategic plan is our action plan for addressing these workforce issues. It is a living document that adapts to our changing circumstances, opportunities and learning. It creates a framework and theory of change for our “strategic doing” work together.


Our Promise to Southern Oregon


  • A more highly skilled, dependable, innovative, & talented workforce built through business-led community partnership.
  • Ever increasing alignment of education, training, & job placement efforts to meet the unique needs of local businesses & citizens.
  • A unified workforce & education system that is demand driven & focused on skills & talent development.
  • Accountability for results, driven by the needs of local businesses and the Rogue Valley’s economy.
  • Strategic investments to increase Southern Oregon’s economic competitiveness.
  • Evaluation & continuous improvement built upon what works.