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High performing Employers invest in their workforce

Unlock the potential in your organization through customized workforce development and team training designed specifically for you.


Our workforce training has spanned a diverse list - in Oregon and beyond.


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We Address Workforce Needs.

We are Professional and Continuing Education (PACE), Oregon State University’s leading provider of noncredit education, with a mission to develop the workforce in Oregon and beyond.  

Our proactive role in workforce development equips working professionals with essential trainings for industry advancement and credentials. We monitor state, regional, and national data and conversations on workforce needs and opportunities. We are your bridge from skill need to skill unlocked. 

We can help:

✓ Drive innovation and sustain competitive advantage

✓ Fill gaps of in-demand skills and organization needs

✓ Engage and retain quality employees

Our workforce development department brings educational excellence by creating customizable and innovative team trainings with state-of-the-art design and convenient delivery options that address your team’s unique goals. 






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Local Needs
Oregon employers reported a lack of occupation-specific skills, advanced skills, and soft/interpersonal skills in the 2022 Oregon Talent Assessment
Raising the Bar
93% of jobs in Oregon with above-average earnings through 2031 call for a postsecondary certificate or degree to be competitive, according to Oregon Employment Department
Cost of New Hire
The cost to hire a new employee is estimated by many employers to be three to four times the position's annual salary as reported by the Society for Human Resource Management in 2022
Profit Potential
Organizations that made a strategic investment in employee development have 11% greater profitability and are twice as likely to retain their employees, according to a 2020 Gallup survey





What We Do: Services for Employers


Custom Training

We build a custom training or modify an existing course in our catalog tailored for your team's immediate and unique needs.

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Training Consultation

We review your existing training material and elevate it, enhancing the employee experience and increasing your efficiency.  

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Group Registration

Enroll your team as a group into a course and certificate program in our catalog. Monitor employee enrollment and completion status. 

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How We Do It: The PACE Strength

Custom Programs
Our workforce development team creates a custom learning and development experience that is immediately relevant to your business, incorporating the latest market data.
Education Excellence
Our instructional design team is exceptional at building effective learning experiences, from developing the media-rich training content to assisting with learning outcomes.
Program Management
Our program management team serves as your point of contact, handling project scope, course scheduling, contracts, financial management, and any other support you may need.
End to End Service
Our enrollment team provides a full suite of learner support, from registration management to transaction management to credentials, certificates, reporting, and more!





Who You Are

Whether your team is five or five hundred, local in Oregon or internationally-based, our PACE team can help scale the training to your unique needs. PACE can support your team as you face industry challenges, acclimate to policy changes, or seek to reduce gaps in competitive workforce skills. We can help your investment in your human capital, from front line staff to your executive team.


Government Agencies 

  • Municipal and State
  • Regional and National
  • International 


  • Start-ups and small businesses
  • Fortune 500
  • Private companies


  • Professional organizations
  • Affiliation groups
  • Issue-based and Identity-based groups










"Our partnership with OSU PACE has enabled OHCC to increase access to high-quality training for our workforce,
while also greatly enhancing our agency’s ability to manage related operations.” 

–Oregon Home Care Commission

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The Skills Your Workforce Needs

 Address the skill gap and employee engagement level by investing in professional development. 

The opportunities are limitless. Choose a single course or a full certificate, from a custom training or something in our catalog, to obtain the skills needs for increased productivity and innovation. 

Technical Skills

✓ Data Bootcamps

✓ Technical Writing

✓ Electrical Systems

Human Skills

✓ Communication

✓ Management

✓ Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI)


✓ Community Health

✓ Medical Records

✓ Medical Translation








Oregon State University was founded more than 150 years ago as a land grant institution, building on the idea that everybody deserves an extraordinary education that’s attainable and accessible

OSU's Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) engages and inspires individuals, organizations, and communities through a variety of professional and continuing education opportunities and services. 

We work with OSU faculty to engage learners through world-class online and onsite professional development. Our team also collaborates with industry partners (companies, agencies and non-profit organizations) to design and deploy state-of-the-art workforce training for their teams. 

With our expertise and experience, we can help our partners develop and deploy meaningful educational experience. The PACE brand reflects our organization's increasingly diverse capabilities and role as an innovation hub in these service areas.

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Our Team

We are a full-service team dedicated to providing quality and accessible workforce training. Meet the team behind the magic. 


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Our Catalog

We are consistently expanding our catalog of professional development courses and certificates available to all learners. 



Teach a PACE Course

PACE partners with OSU faculty and industry-based affiliates who are experts in their respective fields to create our professional and continuing education courses and custom trainings. We invite industry experts to apply to our pool of contracted instructors.  






Unlock your team's potential

Submit the form below to start a conversation with your PACE Program Manager about our services for teams.