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Continuing Learning for Individuals, Management & Business
The CLIMB Center is a building located in Southeast Portland with programs that offer specialized non-credit continuing education opportunities for individuals, management and organizations of all sizes – plus specialized classes and advising for small businesses, entrepreneurs and prospective global trade professionals. 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 or 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 individuals or larger organizations.
CLIMB News and Announcements
- What it Takes to Become an Optician and Stay Certified
- Mon, 03 May 2021
Portland is always in need of healthcare options as the city grows. You can get started quickly as a certified optician since it doesn’t require an extensive degree. It also has a good outlook, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics predictinga 4% growth in the field over the coming years. Becoming a certified optician also has excellent potential as an engaging career.
- Client Success Story: Department Of Work rescues unloved cast iron cookware
- Tue, 27 Apr 2021
In January 2019 Julie Wilson launched her dream business -- Department of Work. She rescues vintage and contemporary, unloved, cast iron cookware. She then cleans it up and re-seasons it so it can get back to work. She also offers restoration services for those cherished family heirlooms. This is their story.
- Client Success Story: Aluma Aesthetic Medicine Portland SBDC
- Wed, 21 Apr 2021
Aimee and Nathaniel Brigham own Aluma Aesthetic Medicine in NE Portland -- a physician-owned aesthetic medicine practice specializing in FDA-approved prescription injectables to smooth wrinkles, volumize depleted facial areas, enhance features, and smooth skin texture. Aimee attended the PCC SBDC Business Builders program in the fall of 2019. She believes that the program has helped their business thrive, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is their story.
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