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Are you ready to CLIMB?

CLIMB delivers professional training and business development, backed by the experience and size of PCC. Wherever you are in your career, CLIMB can help you take the next step up. Whether you are a small business owner, a student, or an individual trying to break into the healthcare industry, the team at the Portland Community College - CLIMB Center is here to help you! CLIMB is an acronym that stands for continuous learning for individuals, management, and business. We are a division of Portland Community College and a small business development center that is dedicated to helping both new and veteran members of the workforce meet their goals and enhance their business. Whether you live in Portland, Oregon or you own a business elsewhere throughout the country, our continuing education program can help you develop the tools you need for success.

CLIMB offers a wide range of programs and options that emphasize different aspects of the business community. Just some of the services we offer include small business development, professional development, and leadership training. We even offer retirement planning services that are useful for both business owners and workers. Whether you want to start your own business and need some advice or you want to learn how to expand your company, we can help! There is nothing more important to us than making sure the members of CLIMB have everything they need to become successful.

When it comes to continuing education, CLIMB is one of the best options available if you live in Oregon. We have so much to offer to you, regardless of your current status. Even if you're not sure what type of business you want to own or which industry you want to get involved with, we can help. Browse our site to learn more about the CLIMB program and what it can do for you. If you are interested in signing up, give us a call today to speak with a helpful member of our team!

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Welcome to CLIMB

Whether you want to rise to the top of your field, gain skills for a new career or help your employees reach their potential, CLIMB is here to help you ascend.


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Bob Hanks, Executive Director

Bob Hanks is the Executive Director for the PCC CLIMB Center for Advancement, providing overall leadership for CLIMB’s programs.



Building Leaders of the Future

NWEA began shopping for a training program after staff feedback indicated that the number-one request was management development. 


Medical Practitioner

Finding Opportunity

Like thousands of other Oregonians, AJ McFarland was laid off when the economy took a turn for the worse.


Marius Pop

Ingredients for a Better Business

When Portland native Marius Pop launched wholesale patisserie Nuvrei Pastries, his mission was to create the highest level of French pastry possible.


Tracy Bartholomew

Designing a Career

After 15 years, Tracy Bartholomew knows the ins and outs of the construction industry. However, she needed a little help with the software application InDesign.


Melissa Hopkins

How to Save a Life

Less than a year after Melissa Hopkins took CLIMB's ACLS Provider training, her shift as an outpatient nurse at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center took a turn.


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Health Professionals

CLIMB offers a range of educational opportunities for health care professionals.

Small Business Development

Offering growth and development opportunities for small business owners throughout the PCC district.

Professional Development and Training

Provides customized training solutions to help organizations reach their peak performance.

Life by Design NW

Life and retirement planning to individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations.