Laurie Chesley, the president of Central Oregon Community College, was appointed by Gov. Kate Brown to a three-year term on the state’s Workforce and Talent Development board beginning July 1.

The state’s Workforce and Talent Development board is made up of 40 appointed members who advise the governor and the Legislature on workforce policy.

"I’m honored to be a part of this board, to bring a Central Oregon voice to its mission,” Chesley said in a statement. “At COCC, we’re actively listening and partnering with industry needs and trends to further new careers, to contribute to Central Oregon’s strength and to make an impact on the future of Oregon. In the past year, we’ve developed and introduced a number of new regional workforce training offerings, such as our embedded certified nursing assistant training which partners with St. Charles, our state-recognized community health worker training and a new degree in geographical information systems."

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