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Workforce goals: Developing the local workforce

At the CCC Board of Education's request, the college has developed goals for using local businesses and students on bond-related capital construction projects to fuel and share economic prosperity and workforce development in Clackamas County.

SAIL Program (Student Applied Integrated Learning)

The goal of the SAIL Program was to encourage architects, contractors, subcontractors and other bond project team members to involve CCC students in their project work, including internships, mentorships, job shadowing, cooperative work experience, presentations and site walks.

The SAIL goal was to get 1,000 hours or more of student workforce participation in the bond projects. Not only did SAIL involve students in construction and professional contract work, they received hands-on experience. The program fostered and built connections with business and industry.

Over the course of the bond, we achieved more than 1,973 hours of student workforce participation.

BOAT Program (Business Opportunities Achievement Target)

The BOAT Program's goal was to encourage bond project employment opportunities equally across Clackamas County to residents and minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses as well as emerging small businesses.

The purpose of the program was to create opportunities and to encourage contractors and subcontractors to hire these businesses for their work.

CCC's goal for workforce equity and diversity was 10 percent. Over the course of the bond, 29 percent of the businesses involved in bond projects met the BOAT Program criteria.


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