Continuous Learning for Individuals, Management & Business
PCC CLIMB Center for Advancement delivers Continuing Education learning opportunities for individuals – and workforce solutions and customized training throughout Portland. CLIMB is a central hub for noncredit courses, workshops and certifications that help elevate careers – offering specialized training from experts in their fields. From hands-on business mentorship, to professional development training to healthcare training to customized training for businesses and nonprofits, CLIMB helps people reach professional, personal, or organizational goals. Learn more below!
Explore What PCC CLIMB Offers
Institute for Health Professionals
Start your career in healthcare, enroll in CEUs for health professionals, prepare for national exams, and complete comprehensive health certificate programs.
Small Business Development Center
Launch and grow your small business through no-cost, one-on-one business advising and affordable business education.
Professional Development & Training
Develop and improve your professional skills for today’s workplace.
CLIMB News and Announcements
- Are You Ready for Your Encore?
- Thu, 30 May 2019
After years of working as a solo entrepreneur, a CPA, and a strategic adviser at the Portland Community College’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Jackie Babicky Peterson realized her clients did not want to hire employees, but rather were interested in making a living doing what they love (especially those over 50), So she created a program to address their needs.
- IHP Orientations for Summer 2019
- Tue, 21 May 2019
The PCC Institute for Health Professionals offers several orientations in the next month to help you determine the program that may be best for you and your interests. Two examples include entry-level certificate programs help you acquire valuable training for jobs that come with good hourly rates - and many of these potential jobs offer great healthcare and savings benefits, too. Don't hesitate to contact us for more information.
- Business Profile: New Horizons Wellness Services
- Mon, 13 May 2019
Patrick and Melodie Ethel-King, owners of New Horizons Wellness Services
New Horizons Wellness Services, for many years existed as Dr. Patrick Ethel-King’s successful mental health private practice. Starting in 2012, Melodie began to work within the clinic to expand the services provided with a combination of physical and mental health treatments. They have a unique, multidisciplinary wellness approach that includes occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychology and counseling, psychological evaluations, social skills development groups, and summer camps. This is their story.
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