Employer Partnership Awards

2020 Employer Partnership Awards banner

Each year, Portland Community College brings together industry leaders, advisors and advocates to celebrate and strengthen the partnerships that help to power our economy. The Employer Partnership Awards honor PCC's many industry collaborators, whose input, support and guidance enables PCC to educate a skilled workforce. Working together allows PCC to align education with high growth industries, offer dynamic programming with hands-on opportunities, and prepare students to launch careers with advancement potential. PCC partners with a variety of organizations, in many and varied configurations, which enables the college to be a critical catalyst for the region’s economic success.

Each year the college honors three organizations, one each in the categories of Small Business, Large Business, and Government/Non-Profit, for their contributions to PCC and their efforts to grow a diverse and educated workforce in the region.

Preparations for the 2020 Employer Partner Awards are now underway. Using the intent to nomination form please submit the name of your candidate by Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019; the full nomination form will then be sent to you to complete. You can view the videos below to learn more about our 2018 and 2019 Honorees.

For more information, contact Kate Chester, director of Public Relations and Community Engagement, at kate.chester@pcc.edu or at 971-722-8233.

Past years

2019 awards

Portland Business Journal logo

This year's event is co-sponsored by the Portland Business Journal.

2018 awards

Read more about the 2018 Employer Partnership Award winners.

Small Business category – Blessing Landscapes

Large Business category – Intel Corporation

Government/Non-Profit category – Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.