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
- SBDC Client Success Story: Remote.ly Launches in North Portland Mississippi District
- Sat, 30 Mar 2019
The PCC SBDC Capital Access Team helped Oliver Alexander launch his dream business (Remote.ly) in the trendy N. Mississippi Avenue district of Portland. Oliver was finding it difficult to secure and finance a Class A commercial lease until he started working with Tammy Marquez-Oldham (PCC SBDC Director) and Noah Brockman (CAT Team Lead) who were able to connect him with the right people to help get his business off the ground in Portland, Oregon
- Improve Efficiency, Performance and Leadership with PCC Professional Development Courses Occurring in April, May and June
- Mon, 25 Mar 2019
PCC offers noncredit courses each term for talented professionals seeking new skills or trainings from a variety of topics to improve performance around the office. Below we've assembled a list of one-day workshops occurring in April, May and June - and selected from both our Professional Development and Training and Institute for Health Professionals programs.
- Tips to Run A Restaurant More Efficiently, from Restaurant Business Builders
- Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Restaurant Business Builders is our once-per-year course created specifically for current or aspiring restauranteurs. It doesn't matter if you have a brick and mortar location, or a food truck, or are currently in the planning stage. The fundamental restaurant-centric business practices applied in this program, and curated with the support of Portland foodie experts, will help restauranteurs improve business practices, identify efficiencies and avoid trial and error - while developing support from a network of mentors and peers. Restaurant Business Builders is accepting participants for the next program, beginning in April. To commemorate, we're assembling content from several blogs that our experts have produced over the years:
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