What is "MWEC"?
The Mid-Willamette Education Consortium is a regional partnership formed to promote Career Technical Education and extended learning opportunities in the region. The schools in the region are organized into a consortium in order to better meet the needs of all students and to be able to collaborate together and leverage funding to improve the opportunities for all members. Governance for the consortium is through the MWEC Executive Council.
MWEC is comprised of 23 high school districts, two community colleges (Chemeketa and Oregon Coast), the Willamette Education Service District (which operates schools at Hillcrest and MacLaren Youth Correction Facilities), the Oregon School for the Deaf, and three private high schools (Blanchet, Regis, and Western Mennonite). In addition, MWEC works with a variety of business and industry partners in the region as well as Job Growers, Inc. to help bring education and industry together.
MWEC serves the region by:
- Leading the Perkins Consortium
- Overseeing College Credit Now
- Facilitating communication for partners by hosting events, trainings, and meetings
- Providing meaningful, sustained professional development
- Providing secondary CTE teacher licensure and in this capacity coordinates with the Oregon Department of Education and Teacher Standards and Practices Commission on all CTE licensure issues for the region