Program design for the Willamette Career Academy was the result of a collaborative process that included input from regional school districts, industry partners, parents and students. Course offerings were identified using local, regional, and state labor market information. Industry needs and projections factored strongly into the decisions.
• The program will provide equitable access to students in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties.
• Course offerings will complement CTE programs in regional school districts.
• Participating students will retain their school identity in their home district.
• Program design emphasizes innovation, informed by student and industry input.