Community Colleges and Workforce Development, Office of - HECC

Public Service Building
The Public Service Building in Salem houses the Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development. (Oregon State Archives Scenic Image 20160310-9226​​)

Present Duties

The office provides coordination, leadership and resources to Oregon’s network of 17 locally-governed community colleges, as well as adult basic skills providers, high school equivalency program providers and other partners. It has responsibility for coordinating community college programs and services, developing biennial budget recommendations for the community college funding and capital projects, allocation of state funding, coordination of the academic approval processes and reporting to the Legislature. The office provides statewide administration of the Adult Education and Family Literacy components of the federally funded Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act; the Carl Perkins Career and Technical Education Act programs; Oregon High School Equivalency General Educational Development (GED®) programs and the work of the Oregon Transfer Council.​
Agency Website

Contact Information

Telephone: 503-378-8648
Fax: 503-378-8434
Contact: Ben Cannon, Executive Director

Legal & Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 326.051

Budget Analysis - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records & Publications​

Records Retention Schedule- a list of the public records kept at the agency