Last week along with our regional workforce boards in the Portland region, Technology Association of Oregon hosted more than eighty attendees at Perka to celebrate the launch of the Tech Talent Strategy Plan.
Despite the rough winter that the Pacific Northwest dedicated volunteers, representing more than forty tech companies and community partners, have been working since November in a variety of work groups. Diversity and inclusion are terms and initiatives that are on everyone’s minds and were used as a driver to develop this plan. We know it's an ongoing effort, but there is great traction now underway in large part to the combined efforts of this talent plan.
Our partnership with local workforce boards has allowed us to unified work on this plan and move into the next phase of implementation. In addition to the Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative (CWWC), Prosper Portland has played a part in working with TAO on this initiative.
As the industry association representing our tech companies, we have been able to efficiently pull together multiple stakeholders and address challenges among industry, private and public organizations - this regional tech plan and the coming months of implementation are proof of that.
For more information on our June 1st Launch Party, click here for the Portland Business Journal recap. A copy of the Tech Talent Strategy Plan for the Portland, Clackamas and SW Washington region is viewable here.