This post is a repost from the Oregon Coast Visitor Association (OCVA)

Greetings Owner / HR Manager –

As we all know, recruiting a skilled workforce is difficult these days.  We are creating initiatives to address these challenges and intend to identify the most common workforce training needs by surveying employers directly

Preferably the person responsible for, or knowledgeable about, your company’s workforce development i.e. the hiring and training of employees should complete this survey by 5:00pm on Monday, February 26th.

This survey has been commissioned by the Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA) as part of our effort to provide responsive service by offering to support specialized training and professional development opportunities to the coastal visitor industry.

Your responses will help us determine priorities.  Some educational programs may be offered at no charge, while others will require a fee.  OCVA will partner with other organizations like Oregon State University Extension to provide training in response to the information you provide.

Answering every question greatly improves our ability to provide appropriate support, however all of the questions are completely optional.  Reports generated will not include any business or personal names or emails.  The contact information helps to respond to specific needs and to ensure respondents are valid.

Thank you!




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Background: The Oregon Coast Visitor’s Association (OCVA) is the official Regional Destination Management Organization (RDMO) as designated by the Oregon Tourism Commission, DBA Travel Oregon. Our association is comprised of Chambers of Commerce, Visitors Centers/Bureaus, resource management entities and 100+ private tourism businesses along Oregon’s 363 miles of coastline. We advocate on behalf of the coastal tourism industry by facilitating industry alignment, coordinating industry management efforts and by engaging in cooperative promotional activities which achieve maximum, measurable benefits for our coastal economy with minimal negative impacts on our quality of life.

The Extension Tourism Business Development program offers internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. These opportunities can be either paid or non-paid. Paid internships are limited by project funding.


We expect to be able to offer multiple (3)  PAID internships this summer Jun 18-August 24, 2018
Location Coos Bay-Bandon, Coastal Oregon
Lodging will be provided at the Southwestern Oregon Community College Student Apartments in Coos Bay.cle.

2018 MSI Tourism Internship for OSU Undergraduate Students

2018 Oregon Sea Grant Tourism Internship – Summer Scholar 1

2018 Oregon Sea Grant Tourism Internship – Summer Scholar 2

Travel Oregon – International Sales Development Workshop on the South Coast

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – February 14, 2018 

Please see:…for details


Is your business interested in learning more about international visitors and their impact on local tourism? Travel Oregon’s Global Sales team will provide educational workshops for local businesses in the tourism industry focused on everything international, from familiarization tours to receptive tour operators, in an effort to grow your business.


  • Basic international tourism overview
  • Best practices for working with international tour operators
  • How to develop an outstanding itinerary
  • 1-on-1 appointment with Travel Oregon Sales Managers


For more details, visit the Agenda page.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Global Sales 101

  • 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Coos Bay
  • 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Brookings

1-on-1 Appointments

  • 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Your business or organization from Coos Bay to Brookings

Networking Event

  • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Broken Anchor Bar & Grill, Bandon, OR

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Global Sales 101

  • 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. | Bandon Dunes, Bandon, OR

Itinerary Planning

  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Bandon Dunes, Bandon, OR