Oregon stands at a crossroads. Crushing unemployment lingers. The state faces multiple financial crises. Funding higher education continues to be a major challenge. And it’s all within a tax structure that many manufacturing concerns consider tough on business, if not flat-out anti-business. Even in that milieu, Oregon’s manufacturing industry is not only fighting for its life, it’s digging in and working to expand sales and yes, jobs.
business/education partnership. This program pairs students from Oregon State University (OSU), Portland State University (PSU)and Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) with local agencies and companies, providing internships and real-world experience for the students, engineering resources for local agencies, program depth for universities and better-trained graduates for the engineering profession. This year, the Public Works Department is continuing its longstanding relationship with CECOP by bringing in three CECOP interns.