We pursue our mission through strategic action in these five areas:

Governmental affairs. Our members work with the association’s dedicated staff and lobbyists to proactively advance legislation and regulations favorable to career education in Oregon. We also build positive working relationships with legislative leaders and regulatory officials, keeping our membership informed of our positions, approaches and progress.

Member communications. Our Board of Directors facilitates dialogue between member schools through regular meetings and communication options. We provide members with critical information that keeps them informed on important issues vital to education.

Awareness building. We raise the awareness of career colleges’ importance within the Oregon state economy and promote the positive impact of the education attained at our member colleges to key government officials, educational leadership and the business community.

Professional development. We offer growth opportunities for member school staff, administration and faculty, recognizing that life-long learning is essential. Our highly regarded continuing education programs are necessary in these dynamic times of change.

Strategic planning. The Board sets NWCC-OR’s future direction by listening to its members. Based on their needs, we develop programs and services that add value and improve quality for all our members.

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