Connecting Chemeketa to Our Region's High Schools
The Mid-Willamette Education Consortium (MWEC) serves school districts and community colleges in Marion, Polk, Yamhill and Lincoln counties. MWEC oversees distribution and management of Carl Perkins grant funds, manages the College Credit Now program for Chemeketa Community College, coordinates teacher licensure for CTE teachers in the region and manages a variety of small grants and services for the region. MWEC staff provides regional coordination, high school and community college liaison work, grant management, professional development, technical support, purchasing, inventory tracking and office administrative support to the region. Detailed information is available in the MWEC Annual Report.
MWEC supports all three of Chemeketa's promises to the community through its work, in particular the second promise by assisting high school students from throughout the region to successfully transition to college. Specifically, by establishing and maintaining positive relationships with high schools in the region, MWEC facilitates seamless transitions by students to college through programs that are relevant, rigorous and of high quality.