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Title: Just Clusters Implementation Workshop

Just ClustersImplementation Workshop
  • Introduction
  • October 2006

Welcome and Introductions
Context for the Workshop
  • Growing recognition in Oregon that cluster
    frameworks can help governments and communities
    understand their economies and implement
    effective policies in four important areas
  • Increased networking and learning among firms
  • More efficient and effective delivery of services
  • Enhanced skills of the current and future
  • Targeted economic and workforce investments

Milestones in Cluster Evolution
  • Oregon Business Plan focused on traded sectors
  • Oregon Cluster Network and Cluster Leadership
    Council established
  • OECDD focus on traded clusters
  • OregonInC focus on emerging clusters
  • Website www.oregonclusters.org launched
  • State investments in cluster-based workforce
    development through Strategic Opportunity Fund
  • Regional investments support cluster-based
    workforce development and consortia training
    through Employer Workforce Training Fund

Newest Initiatives
  • Workforce Strategic Plan Winning in the Global
  • Ensure all Oregon employers have a skilled
    workforce for competitive success in the global
  • Key Strategy Expand business participation in
    cluster-based workforce education and training
  • Manufacturing Workforce Strategy
  • Goal 1 Promote innovation in the workplace and
    gain competitive advantage in the global
    marketplace through adoption of high-performance
  • Key Strategies Seed fund fledgling consortia in
    manufacturing clusters and provide training in
    lean and other areas of aggregated skill need
  • Cluster Investment Fund (Proposed)
  • 15M biennium in state lottery funds to OECDD
  • (10M to Regional Workforce Response
    Teams/Local Workforce Investment Boards for
    current worker training and 5M for cluster-based
    training and consortia development (curriculum,
    industry-led customized programs, etc.)

Just Clusters A Critical Opportunity
  • Project Goals To build the capacity of
    communities across the state to
  • Identify clusters/develop common language/clarify
    roles and responsibilities
  • Understand how best to take advantage of clusters
    to achieve regional economic and equity goals
  • Develop effective public policies and delivery
    systems in support of cluster development
  • Deploy cluster-based workforce and economic
    development strategies to increase productivity
    and growth

Begin with the End in Mind
Expected Outcomes
Just Clusters in Oregon
  • Project Overview
  • Launch
  • Intensive Workshops
  • Technical Assistance
  • Evaluation
  • Project Team
  • Regional Technology Strategies
  • Key Links
  • Impresa Consulting

Survey Results What do you hope to take away?
  • Understanding of clusters
  • Coordination
  • Convener role
  • Tools and actions
  • Understand state strategy
  • Best practices
  • Networking
  • Rural strategies
  • Getting businesses engaged
  • a clue what all this is about
  • Understand expectations
  • Workforce-economic development integration
  • How to inspire cooperation
  • Capacity for outreach
  • Moving from sectors to clusters

Survey ResultsBenefit to your region?
  • Tailoring workforce initiatives
  • Target scarce resources
  • Better staff training
  • Coordination
  • Leveraging resources
  • Tools for better jobs, placements, skills, and
  • Private-public collaboration
  • Prioritization of the ready
  • Something positive and useful

Todays Agenda
  • Reviewing terms and concepts
  • Tools for finding clusters
  • Breakout Clusters in your region
  • Lunch
  • Cluster Tool Kit
  • Workforce Imperative
  • Breakout Applying the tools

Tomorrows Agenda
  • Tying the pieces together regional case studies
  • Anticipating problems and pitfalls
  • Using the project template and CD
  • Breakout Formulating a cluster project
  • Wrap Up Evaluation and TA

Just Clusters in Oregon
  • Facilitated Discussion
  • Expectations
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