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The Public Service Building in Salem houses the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Public Service Building in Salem houses the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (CCWD) provides coordination, leadership and resources to Oregon’s network of 17 community colleges, 18 adult basic skills providers, seven local workforce areas, community-based organizations and other partnerships. Established in 1999, it has responsibility for monitoring the programs, services, and effectiveness of local community colleges and for reporting to the Legislative Assembly.

 

Community colleges receive state funding, and each college is governed by a locally elected board. Direct state support to community colleges is funded through the Community College Support Fund. CCWD also coordinates and provides statewide administration of the federally funded Workforce Investment Act (WIA); Title IB Adult, Youth, Dislocated Worker programs; WIA Title II Adult Education and Family Literacy programs; Carl Perkins Career and Technical Education Act programs; the non-federally funded Oregon Youth Conservation Corps; and the General Educational Development (GED) programs. During the 2011–13 biennium, WIA served over 352,481 adult Oregonians. In 2013, the Oregon Legislature established the Higher Education Coordinating Commission as the state rulemaking authority for community colleges, transferring authorities previously held by the State Board of Education.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: Public Service Bldg., 255 Capitol St. NE, 3rd Floor, Salem 97310-0001
Telephone: 503-378-8648
Fax: 503-378-8434
General Email: ccwd.info@odccwd.state.or.us
Contact: Krissa Caldwell, Deputy Commissioner
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Kelly Dickinson
Records Officer Email: Karen Humelbaugh
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
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Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 326.051
Budget Analysis (pdf) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu


Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (pdf) - a detailed history of the agency (from the agency)
Records Retention Schedule (pdf) - a list of the public records kept at the agency