Date: October 2007 – Present
Role: Training & Technical Support Specialist; Member of Design Committee
Tools: Photoshop, PhP, CSS, xHTML, FTP, Webinars, MediaWiki, Trac, Github, FTP
Effie is a primary contributor to feature design, functionality, and technical support and training of the Oregon Career Pathways Web Tool since its inception in 2007.
She is a member of the Web Tool Design Committee and is a lead in project management, development testing, QA, technical writing and technical support of the project. Her services extend to the end-user experience providing online user reference materials, and on-site and remote (webinar) training services and support for all users of the Web Tool on a Statewide, and now National, level.
About the Open-Source Project
The Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (OCCWD), working in partnership with Oregon’s 17 community colleges through the Oregon Pathways Alliance, developed the Career Pathways Roadmap Web Tool to provide visual maps using web technology for students and citizens to learn more about education, training, occupations, careers, and the labor market in Oregon.
The Oregon Career Pathways Roadmap Web Tool project began in 2007, with feedback by Community College staff during beta and pilot testing sessions driving the design of the project. Through additional pilot testing the POST (Plan of Study Template) Drawings/View features were released in April 2009. In June of 2010 the State of Oregon released this as an open-source project.
We welcome others state agencies, educational institutions, and organizations to download the source code to develop a comparable Web Tool for the students and citizens in their state or region. The Web Tool was developed with funds from the US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (US DOL ETA) and the Oregon Community College Strategic Reserve Fund.
For more information about the Oregon Career Pathways Initiative and related materials, go to: http://www.worksourceoregon.org/68-job-seekers/career-pathways
For more information about the history of this project, visit: http://cpwebtool.org/Project_History