Nursing School Blues

The nursing-educator shortage is an old story with growing consequences. Can Oregon’s colleges and lawmakers finally solve the problem?

Enrollment Blues

Head counts at Oregon’s community colleges were in a slow pattern of decline when the COVID-19 pandemic hit — and they’ve yet to bounce back.

Blue Collar Wave

Senate Bill 1545, also known as Future Ready Oregon, promises to shore up a dire labor shortfall. Does it make the grade?

Women’s work

In spite of escalating labor shortages, the portion of women in Oregon’s manufacturing industry hasn’t budged in more than two decades. Five experts share their perspectives on how to close the gender gap.