The Oregon Career Information System (CIS) provides a system of occupational and educational information to help Oregonians learn about the world of work and education. We work with schools, colleges, social agencies, and businesses who provide career guidance and employee development services. They use CIS products with their students, clients, customers, and employees to assist them with the process of career planning or career transition. The information that Oregon CIS develops is comprehensive; for example:
Current employment, wages, outlook, hiring practices, preparation, and licensing, in addition to the skills, abilities, and knowledge required, are reported for each of over 600+ occupation titles. These occupations cover over 95% of the labor market in Oregon.
Every postsecondary program of study or training offered in Oregon is described within one of over 600 program categories. More than 150 topics of information, from admission requirements and costs to services for students with disabilities, are provided for each postsecondary school in Oregon. Similar information is included about national two-year, four-year, and graduate institutions.
A complete scholarship and a financial aid database that lists national, state, and local awards is available along with a tool to sort the entries based upon an individual’s characteristics.
CIS also includes information about self-employment, job search, industries, and the military as an employer.
The information is also delivered in a systematic way. This means that each information file is linked to other relevant information to create an integrated system of career information. Professional information analysts collect, analyze, review, and edit every piece of information in CIS each year. They use a wide variety of data sources and generate additional information from their own questionnaires. Oregonians can be certain that each piece of information and the links between the various information files have been thoroughly researched with the concerns of the career planner in mind.
CIS was built to remove barriers so that Oregonians can create accurate and actionable career and education plans. CIS is a time-tested, Oregon-grown system of the highest quality, integrity, and value. Self-supporting for over 40 years, Oregon CIS served as the model for the creation of all state CIDS nationally.
The Oregon Career Information System (CIS) is designated Oregon’s Career information delivery system (CIDS) by Executive Order 01-08. The Oregon Career Information System (CIS) is a consortium made up of organizations that have current software licenses to use CIS. The costs of producing Oregon’s Career Information System are shared among all consortium members. Similarly, enhancements and developments to CIS are shared with other members of the consortium at no additional cost when appropriate.
The schools, agencies, and businesses that license CIS products are members of the CIS Consortium. The staff of these organizations may be considered for board membership. The CIS board is a representative body of the CIS Consortium. The CIS Board advises the Director.
The Oregon Career Information System (CIS) supports the career development needs of Oregonians.Our Mission is to:
The Oregon Career Information System (CIS) is a consortium organization made up of organizations that have current software licenses to use CIS. The CIS board is a representative body of the CIS Consortium. The CIS Board advises the Director. New members are elected at the first meeting of the new fiscal year, usually in October, and begin their terms at the following meeting. The board meets four times a year in Salem.
Student Success Act Coordinator
Rogue Community College
Oregon Employment Department
Portland Metro Area Manager
Oregon Developmental Disability Services
Host Home Coordinator
Career & College Manager
Oregon Commission for the Blind
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Oregon Building Congress
Beaverton School District
Oregon Department of Corrections
Education and Training Administrator
Senior Researcher for Postsecondary Readiness and Success
Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development
Deputy Director of Office Community Colleges and Workforce Development & State Adult Basic Education Director for the Higher Education Coordinating Commission
Statewide YTP Coordinator
Riverside Jr/Sr High School
Oregon Department of Education (Board liaison)
Career and College Readiness & School Counseling Systems Specialist
Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion