Kevin Jeans Gail, the founding executive director and visionary leader of the Portland Workforce Alliance, is retiring. And he’s doing so quietly, as is his style.
Those who’ve worked closely with Kevin Jeans Gail at the Portland Workforce Alliance describe him as an uncommonly dedicated individual with creative energy and a playful spirit, and as someone with a convincing tone, calm demeanor and genuine humility.
Newly elected Portland Workforce Alliance board leaders reflect on early life lessons, career advice and their reasons for joining the nonprofit organization.
The Portland Workforce Alliance heads into its 14th year as a builder of business-education partnerships with a new slate of board leaders and a new executive director.
Two Portland after-school mentoring programs that encourage student interest in construction and design-related careers recently got a big dose of national attention, courtesy of the widely read Education Week.