Portland Metropolitan Workforce Training Center – Capital Improvements

Project manager: Rebecca Ocken
Design team: Bora Architects
Project budget: $32,500,000
Square footage: 40,000 – 50,000
Timeline: May 2019 – September 2022
Bond program funding: 2017

With funding from the 2017 bond measure, the Portland Metropolitan Workforce Training Center (PMWTC) will be redeveloped. A new multi-storied facility will be built with classrooms, offices and meeting rooms for both PCC staff and service partners such as the Oregon Department of Human Services. Additionally, PCC is working towards introducing affordable housing on the PMWTC property in partnership with Home Forward.

Living Cully outreach to neighboring communities

PCC is partnering with Living Cully, a local non-profit organization, to gather input from the community.

Living Cully’s goal is to create a thriving neighborhood where investments are by and for the people who live there, primarily low-income people and people of color. 

Through focus groups, canvassing, and event participation, Living Cully is compiling priorities and visions for the future of the neighborhood. The focus of this effort is to find out what would make the new Metro Center a place that the community would use and value.

To learn more information about PCC’s PMWTC, visit pcc.edu/workforce-development/metro.

Opportunities for community involvement

Thank you for your time and interest. Please consider the options below to continue to be involved.

PMWTC Redevelopment Open Forum Meeting

Join us to learn more about the project and to share your priorities for the Metro Center.

  • Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
  • Time: 5-7:30pm
  • Location: PCC Metro Center, Building 2

Dinner and childcare provided. If you require special accommodations to participate in this opportunity, please contact Gina Valencia at gina.valencia@pcc.edu or ​971-722-8416.

PMWTC Community Advisory Committee

This committee will help shape the design of the new Metro Center.  It is expected that the committee will meet monthly for about one year at the Metro Center to review project progress and offer advice on community priorities. Dinner, childcare and interpretation services will be provided.

Contact Gina Valencia at gina.valencia@pcc.edu or ​971-722-8416 for more information.

Cully Housing Action Team: CHAT!

Join a neighborhood group that advocates and organizes to solve housing issues facing low-income residents and people of color. Learn more at livingcully.org/get-involved or contact Cameron Herrington at cameronh@livingcully.org or 503-489-8334.


If you have questions about the project or would like to learn more about it, please contact Gina Valencia at gina.valencia@pcc.edu or 971-722-8416.