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Preparing the Next Generation


Growing Oregon’s Workforce

Team PhredGrowing capacity and excellence at our universities is only part of the challenge. ETIC investments have and will continue to provide industries with the graduates and research to create innovative products and services, and increase organizational efficiency and competitiveness in our world economy.

The Oregon Pre-Engineering and Applied Sciences (OPAS) Initiative fosters collaborations and programs that prepare, motivate, and enable the success of a diversity of students in the technical disciplines.

OPAS currently provides grant support to a number of pre- engineering programs offered through colleges, universities, K-12 settings, and community-based organizations.

Some OPAS initiatives include:

Oregon industry grows and the current workforce ages, ETIC efforts will be needed more than ever to help address the need for young, talented, and innovative workers.