Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Welcome to PACTEC

The office of the Portland Area Career Technical Education Consortium, formally known as PAVTEC. The change is visually small but the mission is vast.

We used to call it “Vocational Education” and before that just “Shop Class”.  Today our world has changed and the focus is Career & Technical Education (CTE).

With the passage of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical education Act of 2006, there is a renewed focus on an area of education which seemed to have been forgotten in the educational discussion. 

The members of PACTEC are actively working to provide the promise that America will have the next generation of skilled workers, innovators in technology, entrepreneurs and community leaders.

Another aspect to the PACTEC office is the Dual Credit program offering high school students the opportunity of earning college credit while still in high school. Dual Credit courses are offered in both the Career and Technical Education subjects and University Transfer subjects.