Outdoor Recreation Economy Initiative
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WORK THE OUTDOORS

CONNECTING THE OUTDOOR RECREATION
ECONOMY TO ITS POTENTIAL

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Build a Career with Purpose

When you work the outdoors, you're not just getting paid to do what you love. You're making outdoor recreation more welcoming and accessible to others.

That's a win for all of us. Because when people feel welcome and comfortable outdoors, they live healthier and happier lives. Communities get stronger. And we all deepen our connections to this beautiful world.

Now in its pilot year, the Outdoor Recreation Economy Initiative is developing a powerful new approach to workforce development and leadership training to help people from all walks of life build a career with purpose.

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The Outdoor Industry's Education Partner

Oregon State University's Outdoor Recreation Economy Initiative emerged from extensive conversations with industry leaders.

These industry partners described a growing skills gap and challenges in recruiting and retaining a truly diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce.

Through research, partnerships and industry-informed technical skills and leadership training programs, we're dedicated to meeting these needs and connecting the outdoor economy to its full economic, social and environmental potentialAbout Us

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