Don't get confused by the use of the term "talent assessment" in relation to Oregon higher education; it's not about singing and dancing or anything like that. Instead, it's a chance to assess the skills of Oregon's workforce, figure out what's lacking, and address the shortfall.
The private firm ECONorthwest helped put the assessment together, and the state Workforce and Talent Development Board approved it in September.
What's in the report and how might the state universities and community colleges respond to it?
We explore those questions with Ben Cannon of the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Committee.