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Governor, ODOT award PCC Skill Center $150,000

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Gov. Ted Kulongoski will visit Portland Community College to present a $150,000 workforce training grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation to the Cascade Campus Skill Center.WHEN: 10:30 to 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 28.WHERE: Technology Education Building Lobby, Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth Street.WHY: The money will assist the Skill Center in diversifying the transportation industry by increasing training and apprenticeship opportunities for women and minorities interested in pursuing careers in heavy highway construction. The Oregon Department of Transportation will work with PCC’s Cascade Campus to improve community outreach, supportive services, basic skills, and training in highway construction skills.WHO: The event will feature remarks by Governor Ted Kulongoski; Cascade Campus President Algie Gatewood; Executive Director-Highway Division of the Oregon Department of Transportation John Jackley, State Sen. Margaret Carter; Cascade Student Body President Leah Gibson; and Director of Institutional Advancement David Goldberg.For more information, call 503-978-5340.

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James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »