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Pat Kraft’s hard work rewarded with state honor

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Pat Kraft is an award-winning instructor. The Machine Manufacturing Technology instructor won the 2014 Oregon State Award¬†for Outstanding Leadership in Career and Technical Education for his work in educating students, partnering with schools, training teachers and creating pathways to employers for his graduates. In his 11th year, Kraft has helped to cultivate a popular Machine Tech Program that trumpets a long waiting list to get in and evolving the curriculum that reflects the latest technological advances like 3D printing machines and various rapid tech. He’s best known for coordinating the annual FIRST Robotics Camps for area high school students, including for girls, leading teacher educator camps and helping to instruct a¬†wearable tech workshop for Latina high school students.

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x by Teresa Salinas 7 years ago

Congratulations Pat Kraft!!

x by Linda Blanchette 7 years ago

What an honor! How wonderful! Congratulations, Pat. Our students our lucky to have you.

x by John C Shaw 7 years ago

Congradulations! You are finally be recognized for all of great work.


x by Tiffany 7 years ago

Congratulations Pat!

x by Matt 7 years ago

Good job Pat

x by Eric 7 years ago


x by Kendra Cawley 7 years ago

awesome! You completely deserve this award, Pat. Thank you SO much for all you do for our PCC students and for tech students in our district.

x by Peter Tran 7 years ago

CONGRATULATIONS, Pat!! Thank you for all the hard work and teaching. You deserve this award.

x by Tim Gadler 7 years ago

High Kudos, Pat! What a great honor! Thank you for all your efforts, hard work and dedication in helping me and other students over the years.

x by Josephine Pino 7 years ago

Congratulations! It is nice to see you’ve been recognized for all the great work you’re doing!

x by Evertt Beidler 7 years ago

Congratulations Pat! Thank you for all of your help over the years. You are a great instructor.

x by real machinist 7 years ago

This must be a different Pat Kraft.

x by Mike Mahoney 7 years ago

Congratulation, buddy. I’m sure Joe Bailey is verrrrrrry pleased to have you on his Staff.

Best Wishes,
Mike Mahoney